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James Shapland

Coffee #1

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.