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Job Role

Founder and CEO

Organisation

Well Grounded

Biography

Eve’s entire career has been focused on effecting social change, tackling social inequality and unlocking opportunities for people who otherwise might not have a chance to work. In January 2016, after a decade of working across the voluntary sector, she decided to pursue her dream and launch Well Grounded connecting her love of coffee with her passion for social impact.

Well Grounded is a social enterprise and the UK’s first speciality coffee training academy, which connects people looking for work with sustainable careers in the coffee industry, regardless of their background.

Headquartered in London, Well Grounded’s mission is to support the UK’s unemployed with the skills, qualifications, practical support and job opportunities to secure and maintain successful careers in the coffee industry. In turn, Well Grounded provides coffee shops with skilled, passionate and committed employees.

Through a career in programme development, fundraising and leadership across the voluntary sector, Eve has gained invaluable insights to inform both her vision for Well Grounded and, importantly, to help support the Academy’s trainees that define the brand - through empowering them with the skills they need to access meaningful work, gain economic stability, and increase confidence. Eve is passionate about enabling cross sector partnerships to engender systemic change.

Eve is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Unltd, a Shackleton Leader, a Centre for Charity Effectiveness Alumni, and a trustee of a Down Syndrome charity. Eve launched the first Specialty Coffee Apprenticeship Trailblazer group.