Birmingham Hospital given coffee boost!

L-R: Professor Helen Higson, David Lammy MP - Minister for Higher Education, Co-Go entrepreneur Simon McCann and Vice-Chancellor Professor Julia King.

12th April, 2010 

Co-Go coffee company will be donating a slice of its profits to the City’s children's hospital this week (12-18 April).

Co-Go Coffee To Go, the innovative coffee business launched by two Aston University graduates, will be setting up their iconic coffee-shaped ‘pod’ outside the Bullring in Birmingham City Centre for the week, donating 20% of all turnover made to the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Graduates Simon McCann and Nicolas Holzherr, launched their business in 2009 leading with the concept “morally-conscious coffee with a fair price tag.”

The entrepreneurs have tapped into a niche market in the coffee industry, offering their disposable cups as advertising space for organisations, helping to maintain competitive prices without comprising quality. A priority for the business is to establish Co-Go as a social enterprise by using fair trade ingredients, recycled materials and green energy wherever possible. 

Simon McCann commented, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to help such a worthy cause, and be able to serve our coffee in such a prime location. We want to encourage graduate retention in Birmingham by showing the support and potential the city can offer to graduates who want to start up a business.”

So head down to the City Centre today and enjoy a Co-Go coffee or one of their famous Nutella hot chocolates, whilst doing your bit for charity.

For further press information please contact Munira Jasat, PR & Marketing Assistant on (0121) 204 4547 or email m.jasat@aston.ac.uk.


For more information on Co-Go, please visit www.co-go.co.uk.

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