James Shapland is the Co-Founder of Coffee #1. Under his tenure Coffee #1 won Best Coffee Chain in the UK over 4 consecutive years and cemented itself as a formidable presence on the British high street. In 2011, James sold the business to Welsh brewer SA Brain for a record sum. Coffee #1 is now visible in over 100 locations across the UK.
James is currently developing a new neighbourhood coffee brand, Coffi Lab with launch anticipated in the second half of 2020 in Cardiff.
Prior to Coffee #1 James worked in European Equities at Investment Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. He studied French and Business at Birmingham University.