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WABChat Episode 4 – Tess Taylor – Tap Social

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In Episode 4 of WABChats we chat to Tess Taylor. Tess is Co-Founder at The Tap Social Movement, an Oxford-based craft brewery and hospitality social enterprise that provides training and employment opportunities to ex-offenders and also a number of low-category prisoners who are preparing for release. 28% of their current workforce have lived experience of the criminal justice system. Tess is a bachelor of commerce graduate from Toronto, prior to founding the Tap Social Movement, her career spanned hospitality and craft beer management roles both in the UK and Canada. Tess was also recently involved in National Brewing Library 20th anniversary exhibition at Oxford Brookes, focussing on the women of the brewing industry.

Tess chats to us about setting up and running a craft brewery and hospitality social enterprise, how Tess and her team have expanded tenfold and where to start if you’re thinking about supporting or employing someone coming out of the criminal justice system.

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