We like to think we're an honest, hardworking bunch with a passion for perfection and the best coffee in the world.... well, of course we would say that! Why not put us to the test, give us a call or meet and have a chat, there is always a cup of coffee with your name on it here at The Bean Barn ;-)
Paddy Bishopp is our Co-Founder and the real epicurean behind the company. If he were a coffee bean, he'd be a Brazilian Arabica - tall, dark and smooth! He's at his best when talking about his passion for food and drink, and don't get him on his soap box about poor quality coffee! Father to 3 boys and husband to Sarah, an accomplished sportsman and keen runner.
Co-Founder Scott Russell is the driving entrepreneurial force behind Paddy & Scott's. If he were a coffee bean, he'd be a punchy robusta - bitter sweet with a no nonsense kick. Not a bad barista and perfectionist when it comes to quality, most happy when sparring with our MD Mark. He's married to Linzi, has four sons, teaches youth rugby and is a keen cyclist.
Mark is a board director and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the retail and food industry. He’s one of those guys who’s constantly positive, motivating and genuinely thinks we really appreciate his colourful spreadsheets... He loves rugby, is incredibly proud of his two sons and lovely wife June.
Philippa is a board director and looks after our corporate accounts, oversees HR and Customer Services, this means she’s very serious but we love her! With her solid catering management background in private members clubs with million pound restoration projects to USAF facilities dealing with presidential visits, nothing we throw at her is ever viewed as daunting! Our Cocoa Bean enjoys cycling and family time with her boys and is a mean roller skater...
Chrissie works with Mark in the accounts team and politely calls all our wonderful customers who forget to pay us and once rumoured to have said, “I wish I had a pound for every time a cheque went missing in the post... ” but we don’t believe that as she is far too polite. Chrissie loves her dogs, supports Ipswich Town football Club, is married to Doug and has two sons.
Zoe is our Account Manager and has a passion for looking after our customers on the the phone and in the field. She’s a great girl, very efficient and is annoyingly chirpy and happy all the time, a multitask expert, Zoe can head an account meeting or fix a coffee machine and still look very glamorous! She has a busy social life, loves her netball and cycling and is married to Andy.
Laura is our Office and Mobilisation Manager and ensures everything we do runs smoothly. From dealing with our suppliers to arranging shipments of coffee or organising customer installations, Laura’s efficiency keeps everything shipshape. She loves skiing, lived in Chamonix for two seasons and has passed her Level 1 as a ski instructor, fun loving and always chirpy, Laura currently spends her weekends refurbishing a beautiful Suffolk cottage with her partner.
Rachel heads up our online retail, as well as managing our marketing campaigns and online web activities. She’s a great girl, super efficient and really know's her stuff when it comes to everything digital! In her spare time (when she finds it) our 'Bouncing Bean' enjoys time training in Martial Arts, she’s a 5th Degree Master Black Belt in Kuk Sool Won, and also loves practising Yoga. She lives in the country with her partner Sam, their two kittens and Norfolk Terrier Archie.
When you ring the Bean Barn and receive a happy and chirpy greeting you can bet your bottom dollar it’s Emma ready to help you! Our youngest, always smiling, annoyingly happy, hard working member of the Bean Team. A country girl at heart, most happy when riding her horse and has a passion for making tweed cushions, no, we’re not joking they really are very good!
Ben is our head trainer and the friendly face of Paddy & Scott's on the road. If you see him in whizzing around in his black van with "Coffee Response Unit" emblazoned on the side give him a toot, it always makes him smile. A damn fine barista and general all round handy chap! When he's not making coffee he's refurbishing his retro Cafe Racer motorbike.
Henry is our student intern green bean working with Rachel on everything media. He’s an budding, award winning film maker (studying film and media) and is responsible for creating our online videos whilst looking after the 6500 + Paddy & Scott's subscribers on our YouTube TV Channel! He’s a cool kid with floppy hair and talks a strange dialect you only understand if you're under 21!
Affectionately known as Bad Boy Boris! Our Brazilian VW Bay Camper is a much loved member of our Bean Team. Available for promotional events and tastings. He comes with a sparkling two group coffee machine installed in the back, seating for 4 and can almost reach speeds of up to 60mph! His main goal in life is to spread the Paddy & Scott’s happiness in a cup of coffee - drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to hire him with a barista!