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Springboard Announces Second Year of Partnership with Coople

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 Springboard strives to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds to find employment within the hospitality industry and continuously searches for fresh and innovative ways to let candidates gain valuable experience across a wide range of establishments.

With flexible work proving to be more popular than ever, Springboard is proud to announce its second year of partnership with Coople. As Europe’s largest on-demand staffing platform, Coople are perfectly placed to provide flexible work to our beneficiaries across some of the UK’s most recognised establishments.

Already actively supporting a number of our charitable activities, Coople provides placements for our IntoWork programmes, Diageo Learning for Life, Galvin’s Chance and Hospitality Futures – all of which offer young people career support as well as the chance to develop their skills.

About Coople

Coople connects companies with people looking for flexible work. Their platform has over 50,000 ‘Cooplers’ in London ready to work at a moment’s notice. With so many flexible staff available, they are able to make planning easier for businesses and help them deal effectively with peaks in demand.

From experienced bartenders and waiters, to event assistants and promoters, Coople allows businesses to create a pool of their favourite workers to recruit as and when they need them. Alternatively, businesses are also given the opportunity to hire ‘Cooplers’ on a full-time basis.

Coople recently announced USD 21 million worth of funding from One Peak Partners, Goldman Sachs Private Capital and Harbert European Growth Capital. The funding represents further investment in recruitment, as well as product and technology innovation. It will also support the company’s continued growth in the UK and Switzerland, ahead of further international expansion.

To date, Coople has raised USD 45 million from One Peak Partners, Goldman Sachs Private Capital, Rothschild Paris Orléans and angel investors.

In addition to the funding round, Coople announced the appointment of Viktor Calabrò, Coople’s Founder, as Executive Chairman with a focus on innovation and thought leadership. Rinaldo Olivari, previously Managing Director for the UK, was promoted to Group Chief Executive Officer, and Anthony Vaslin, previously Managing Director for Switzerland, was promoted to Group Chief Operating Officer.

For more information about Coople, visit: https://www.coople.com/uk/en/

Twitter: @CoopleUK
Tel: 0208 338 9333