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Ed Parkes and Henry Ayers

Founders, The Gentlemen Baristas
Ed Parkes Co-founder and Director, The Gentlemen Baristas

Ed Parkes co-founded The Gentlemen Baristas coffee houses with Henry Ayers in 2014. The aim was to recapture the spirit of the traditional London coffee house; serving up the capital’s most well-mannered coffee in inspiring surroundings. Now with ten London sites and a roastery, Ed's focus is developing the business from maintaining the independent feel of the coffee houses to supporting company culture and values, ensuring The Gentlemen Baristas make a positive contribution to local communities and the industry.    

Henry Ayers Co-founder and Director, The Gentlemen Baristas

Henry Ayers co-founded The Gentlemen Baristas coffee houses with Ed Parkes in 2014. The aim was to recapture the spirit of the traditional London coffee house; serving up the capital’s most well-mannered coffee in inspiring surroundings. Formerly a barista trainer Henry is passionate about training programs and customer interaction strategies. Now with ten London sites and a roastery, his focus is on building relationships and supplying exceptional coffee to the hospitality industry. 

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