making a remarkable impact
Sisban Social Initiatives are the vehicle that Sisban founded to help the local community at any place the Sisban or its subsidiaries operates in.
They are a charity which collects leftover and surplus food and then redistribute to other charities, schools and holiday programmes in London. Chestnut Bakery donates leftover baked goods and near-expiry food and has made soup donations during Ramadan.
Only A Pavement Away aims to connect forward thinking employers in the hospitality industry and charities working with people facing or experiencing homelessness, prison leavers and veterans, to help place them into long term, stable employment. We hired five out of 40 team members for the opening of Chestnut Bakery in Belgravia and continue this partnership to make a difference to those in our communities who need us the most.
TAP London is the Mayor of London’s initiative to support projects which can the lives of London’s homeless people. The Gentlemen Baristas have installed tap-to-donate terminals and we regularly raise money at events for this great cause.
Chestnut Bakery has established a successful partnership with the Trussell Trust. We donate 50 loaves of bread each week to two local schools in London’s Belgravia so the children can enjoy a hearty sandwich during their snack time.
Well Grounded is an award-winning social enterprise providing specialist coffee training and ongoing employment support to Londoners facing barriers to employment. The Gentlemen Baristas have hired a number of Baristas through Well Grounded. We are also partnering with local artists using coffee as a medium, their artwork will be auctioned with 100% of proceeds going to Well Grounded.