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'Beam founder: Sweat it out and go as far as you can without raising’ - Jul 2023
Chartered Institute of Housing
Chartered Institute of Housing
'Stepping up to the refugee crisis' - Apr 2023
Business Cloud
Business Cloud
'Social impact startup Beam appoints chief of staff' - Apr 2023
South West Londoner
South West Londoner
'Homes for Ukraine: government’s temporary scheme one year on' - March 2023
Pioneers Post
Pioneers Post
'Seven social ventures helping Ukrainians survive and thrive in wartime' - Feb 2023
Aljazeera
Aljazeera
'After fleeing war, homelessness threatens UK’s Ukrainian refugees' - Feb 2023
Big Issue
Big Issue
'Ukraine: One mother’s story of how she found herself facing homelessness in the UK' - Feb 2023
Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits
'Beam recruits first director of people and talent' - Feb 2023
ITV
ITV
'Thurrock father who lost job eats one meal a day to feed his son and partner' - Jan 2023
BBC
BBC
'Lichfield father on brink of homelessness gets £2,000 donation' - Jan 2023
Chartered Institute of Housing
Chartered Institute of Housing
'Innovating a way through the homeless crisis' - Jan 2023
Daily Express
Daily Express
'Britons on brink as over a third fear being made homeless in 2023' - Dec 2022
ITV
ITV
'Ukrainians celebrating first Christmas in the UK hope for peace in the new year' - Dec 2022
Kent Online
Kent Online
'Maidstone Borough Council to tackle homelessness by highlighting people's personal stories' - Dec 2022
Portsmouth News
Portsmouth News
'New scheme in Fareham will allow residents to donate to help the homeless into jobs' - Oct 2022
Islington Tribune
Islington Tribune
'Tech scheme to ‘transform lives of the homeless’ - Oct 2022
BBC
BBC
'Fareham: Crowdfunding project to support town's homeless' - Oct 2022
Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK
‘Homeless startup named one of UK’s Top 15 startups by LinkedIn’ - Sep 2022
The Independent
The Independent
'Ukrainians who fled to UK happier about future as they embark on dream courses' - Aug 2022
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
'Revolut to allow users to donate to the homeless via the Beam crowdfunding platform' - Aug 2022
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
'Blind woman thanks strangers who helped her land a job at her old college' - July 2022
Daily Express
Daily Express
'Beam: Crowdfunder can spot the talent to plug labour gap' - July 2022
The Independent
The Independent
'Hire those ‘written off’ to solve staffing woes, homeless crowdfunder urges' - July 2022
Aberdeen Live
Aberdeen Live
'Aberdeen City Council becomes first Scottish authority to introduce Beam fundraising platform to tackle homelessness' - June 2022
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
'London Tech Week: 20 of the hottest British start-ups to follow now' - June 2022
FE News
FE News
'Innovative app ‘levels the playing field’ for disadvantaged job-seekers' - June 2022
The i
The i
'30 second interview: The tech CEO who built a crowdfunding platform for homeless people' - June 2022
Leicester Mercury
Leicester Mercury
'Major project that aims to end homelessness in Leicester launches' - April 2022
BusinessCloud
BusinessCloud
'GoCardless director joins social impact startup Beam' - March 2022
Reuters
Reuters
'Jobs open up for homeless people in UK labour market squeeze' - March 2022
The Independent
The Independent
'Ex-addict who spent last Christmas homeless thanks public for giving her hope' - Dec 2021
The i
The i
'Last Christmas I was in a squat showering with a bucket, now I’ve got a place to call home' - Dec 2021
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
'Afghan refugee who helped British army crowdfunds for job training' - Dec 2021
Daily Express
Daily Express
'Beam Recruit brings employers and overlooked job-seekers together in diversity drive' - Dec 2021
The Guardian
The Guardian
'One pay packet away from the streets: the workers who became homeless in the pandemic' - Dec 2021
Care Talk Business
Care Talk Business
'Bupa partners with Beam to help homeless people into work' - Dec 2021
BBC
BBC
'I thought I'd forever regret not taking the opportunity' - Dec 2021
HR Dive
HR Dive
'3 tips for a hiring process that is inclusive of immigrants, refugees' - Dec 2021
The Independent
The Independent
'How Beam is using crowdfunding as a force for good' - Oct 2021
WIRED
WIRED
'The hottest startups in London' - Aug 2021
Happiful
Happiful
'Back from the brink: Kevin's story' - Aug 2021
Rugby Advertiser
Rugby Advertiser
'New project to transform the lives of homeless Rugbeians is given the go-ahead - here's how it will work' - July 2021
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
'Covid-19 centres helped homeless Londoners get jobs amid the pandemic' - July 2021
The Big Issue
The Big Issue
'Crowdfunding platform helps homeless people build careers they love' - July 2021
Social Enterprise UK
Social Enterprise UK
'Beam: creating equality of opportunity at scale' - June 2021
Forbes
Forbes
'How These Four Startups Hired Talent Remotely During Lockdown' - May 2021
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
Beam beneficiary Monnae shares her experience of job hunting during the pandemic. - May 2021
The Independent
The Independent
'The new financial tools supporting those hit hardest by Covid' - May 2021
The i
The i
‘My struggles with BPD left me homeless and suicidal. Now I’m training to become an adult carer’ - May 2021
Pioneer's Post
Pioneer's Post
'Long distance driver: How crowdfunding startup Beam is steering towards growth' - April 2021
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
'Crowdfunding platform for homeless wins Queen’s Award' - April 2021
BBC Online
BBC Online
'A most unusual experience': A year of lockdown in London. - March 2021
Happiful
Happiful
'Food banks: What, where, and why?' - March 2021
Times Radio
Times Radio
Beam beneficiary Reis shares his experience with Calum MacDonald on the 'Early Breakfast' show - March 2021
BBC Radio London
BBC Radio London
Beam beneficiary Jamal speaks to Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London to discuss his new job in construction - March 2021
The Times
The Times
When losing a job offers up a new beginning - March 2021
Fabulous
Fabulous
'TOUGH TIMES We asked four readers why it has been the toughest year ever for women' - March 2021
The i
The i
‘I had to convince my parents I was straight before I was allowed back into the family home’ - March 2021
Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan
'The story of the pandemic told through nine lives' - March 2021
Reuters
Reuters
With crowdfunding, UK homeless upskill to work on COVID-19 frontline - Feb 2021
World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum
This social enterprise crowdfunds training for homeless people - Jan 2021
The Big Issue
The Big Issue
Homeless to key worker: The social enterprise turning people’s lives around - Jan 2021
The i
The i
‘Job in Covid-19 testing centre gave me a second chance after I was made homeless’ - Jan 2021
The Times
The Times
2020 was a year of trials, innovation . . . and surprising success stories - Jan 2021
UNILAD
UNILAD
2020 Inspired More People To Become NHS Heroes - Dec 2020
BBC Newsbeat
BBC Newsbeat
'My first Christmas in my own place' - Dec 2020
Secret Leaders
Secret Leaders
Could a startup solve homelessness? With Beam CEO Alex Stephany - Dec 2020
HuffPost
HuffPost
"We Are Key Workers And We Won't Be Seeing Family At Christmas" - Dec 2020
Forbes
Forbes
Festive Feeling: Creative Ways To Engage Employees Remotely - Dec 2020
The Sun
The Sun
Sign up for five free initiatives which are making a positive difference to jobseekers - Dec 2020
Glamour
Glamour
After fleeing an abusive relationship, my baby daughter and I ended up homeless. This is how I got back on my feet - Dec 2020
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Giving Tuesday: 10 charities which are supporting those hit hardest by the pandemic - Nov 2020
Sifted
Sifted
Behind the scenes at a tech for good competition - Nov 2020
Red Magazine
Red Magazine
Charity gifts that really make a difference this Christmas - Nov 2020
CityAM
CityAM
Exclusive: Meet the 50 highest-growth startups in the UK - Nov 2020
The i
The i
‘I worked as a carer at the height of Covid-19 pandemic, now I live in a squat without water and electricity’ - Nov 2020
The Big Issue
The Big Issue
Social Enterprise Day: 40 organisations turning profits into positives - Nov 2020
Metro
Metro
Heartbreaking stories from modern-day slaves tricked into coming to UK - Oct 2020
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Modern slavery: Mother trafficked into UK tells of escape from family - Oct 2020
The Times
The Times
One woman’s journey into modern slavery - Oct 2020
The Telegraph
The Telegraph
Sir Iain Duncan Smith calls on PM to put £460 million rescue plan in place in face of mass unemployment triggered by Covid crisis - Oct 2020
The i
The i
‘I came to the UK as I was promised a better life. Instead, I was forced into sexual slavery’ - Oct 2020
BBC Radio London
BBC Radio London
Beam featured in BBC Radio London's 'Make a Difference' slot, which highlights some of the businesses offering support during the Coronavirus pandemic. - Sep 2020
The i
The i
‘I’m just recovering from the last recession, and I’m terrified of what’s to come’ - Aug 2020
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Behind the Headlines: As the country plunges back into recession, we speak to the workers hit hardest by the crisis - Aug 2020
TechRound
TechRound
Interview with Jie Low, Head of Operations at Beam, A Start-Up Tackling Homelessness - July 2020
BBC
BBC
Coronavirus: "How lockdown has affected my money" - July 2020
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Campaign launched to help homeless people into key worker jobs - July 2020
Refinery29
Refinery29
The Young Homeless Women Hiding In Plain Sight - June 2020
BBC
BBC
"I slept rough in London while seven months pregnant" - June 2020
Jewish News
Jewish News
Start-up steps up to the covid challenge - May 2020
The i
The i
Schools reopening: Poorer families less likely to send children back to school during coronavirus lockdown - despite these pupils needing it most - May 2020
Verdict
Verdict
Coronavirus case studies: How Beam is helping the homeless become key workers - May 2020
The Sun
The Sun
SUNEMPLOYMENT Land one of 20,000 key jobs created in response to the coronavirus crisis - April 2020
The i
The i
"We're isolating in a single room and we need help to get a laptop for my son so he doesn't fall behind" - April 2020
Good Housekeeping
Good Housekeeping
17 ways to show your mum you love her this Mother’s Day if you can’t see her - March 2020
The Guardian
The Guardian
"'I was a homeless asylum seeker; now I work and save £1,000 a month'" - Feb 2020
Forbes
Forbes
Crowdfunding Employment Training For The Homeless - Feb 2020
The Sun
The Sun
"I felt like I had failed as I went hungry so my baby could eat – struggling mums using crowdfunding to pay for childcare" - Feb 2020
The i
The i
"At 9 I starting becoming addicted to drugs. 42 years later, I've turned my life around" - Jan 2020
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Six women tell how they survived homelessness and are turning their lives around - Jan 2020
The i
The i
'I'm a 60-year-old domestic abuse survivor, now sharing a bed with my best friend. Here's why I want to train as a security guard' - Jan 2020
The Guardian
The Guardian
‘I’ve been homeless. But now my daughter and I have a brighter future’ - Jan 2020
The i
The i
Former prisoner deported from US after living whole life there raises funds to fulfill dream of becoming an electrician - Dec 2019
Financial Times
Financial Times
Start-ups use matchmaking mindset to aid those in need - Dec 2019
Metro
Metro
Ex-drug dealer determined to turn life around after watching mum’s funeral from prison - Dec 2019
The Week
The Week
How to help the homeless at Christmas time - Dec 2019
City AM
City AM
Meet Beam, the social enterprise crowdfunding training for homeless people - Dec 2019
Badass Women's Hour
Badass Women's Hour
Ep 311: Changing Lives Through Crowd Funding with Anna and Decoda from Beam - Dec 2019
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Give back: how to gift charitably this Christmas - Dec 2019
LADBible
LADBible
Homeless Man Who Used To Sleep In Airport Now On His Way To Becoming Aircraft Engineer - Dec 2019
City AM
City AM
No, your CEO can’t come paint our office: The 4 golden rules for CSR - Dec 2019
Stylist
Stylist
The best charity Christmas gifts that give back - Dec 2019
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Just giving: The high-tech ways to donate and help London's homeless population - Dec 2019
Forbes
Forbes
How You Can Help A Homeless Person Leap Squarely Into The Middle Class - Nov 2019
The Sun
The Sun
Use your Black Friday cash to help change a life by funding a homeless person back into work - Nov 2019
Londonist
Londonist
You Can Now Give Money To Homeless People Using Contactless In The City - Aug 2019
Big Issue
Big Issue
Beam is teaming up with The Big Issue to change vendor lives - March 2019
Verdict
Verdict
Ethical tech platform Beam crowdfunding for UK homeless - Jan 2019
HuffPost
HuffPost
Complete Strangers Crowd-Funded This Man’s Escape From Homelessness - Jan 2019
Big Issue
Big Issue
Beam is harnessing local communities to help homeless people back to work - Jan 2019
Forbes
Forbes
How Crowdfunding Is Helping Homeless People Turn Their Lives Around - Jan 2019
BBC
BBC
Homeless Scottish veteran tells of his journey back to work - Dec 2018
Daily Express
Daily Express
Charity is finding work for former Forces members fallen on hard times in civvy street - Dec 2018
Reuters
Reuters
With the click of a button, Britain's homeless crowdfund their way to work - Dec 2018
Forbes
Forbes
Meet The Entrepreneur Ending Homelessness - Dec 2018
Glamour
Glamour
I went from being homeless to training for my dream job as a beauty therapist, here's how… - July 2018
The Guardian
The Guardian
'It's been my compass': helping the homeless failed by the government - April 2018
HuffPost
HuffPost
Strangers Are Working Together To Crowdfund People Out Of Homelessness - April 2018
Mail Online
Mail Online
War veteran turns life around after PTSD led to hell of addiction - June 2018
BBC
BBC
UK 'leading world' in compassionate technology - May 2018
Financial Times
Financial Times
Charities develop apps to help Britain’s homeless - April 2018
LADBible
LADBible
Crowdfunding Platform Beam To Provide Job Training For The Homeless - March 2018
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
This crowdfunding platform for the homeless has won Mayor’s backing - Dec 2017
The Sun
The Sun
Beam is a ray of light - Dec 2017
BBC
BBC
New site helps crowdfund training for homeless people - Dec 2017
Sky News
Sky News
New funding website for homeless 'changing lives' - Dec 2017
The Times
The Times
Crowd-funding helps homeless get back to work - Nov 2017
The Guardian
The Guardian
How crowdfunding can create empathy with homeless people - Nov 2017
Daily Express
Daily Express
How to help homeless people in the UK: THIS tech start-up needs YOU to help change Britain - Nov 2017
The Independent
The Independent
Campaign launched to give homeless people employment training to get them back into work - Nov 2017
Time Out
Time Out
Meet a homeless Londoner who’s using crowdfunding to turn his life around - Nov 2017
Metro
Metro
There’s a way to sponsor a homeless person back into work - Nov 2017