ScottFounder & CEO
Yep, that's his name on the wall...Passionate, proud, excitable. There are many ways to describe Scott but rest assured there's never a dull moment when he's around. Having sold his London based tech business in 2006 it was time to fulfil a long-held ambition to build a British coffee brand that really could compete in a global market. Dad of 4 boys, runner, cyclist, snowboarder and not a bad barista!
JonathanBrand Director - UK
Jon is our brand and culture guru who was a lifelong tea drinker, until (in his own words) he "fell head over heels in love with our flat white". We plucked Jon from London, where he was Director of a highly successful business consultancy and persuaded him that fuelling ambition was for him. He is a family man who is always on the go. An obsessive fitness fanatic; regularly spotted on a spin bike, lifting weights or doing both at the same time!
JohnOperations Director - UK
John is our Operations Director, he’s a no-nonsense, get-the-job-done kind of chap. A partner in the Tuddenham Hall Estates for over 22 years he’s been dealing with the UK supermarkets for nearly two decades. If you can rear it, grow it or pick it John's your main man! Father of two and pretty handy with a hockey stick in his hand.
IsaacLogistics - Kenya
Issac Muchomba is the son of George and our conduit to the outside world. His knowledge of the local coffee market is unrivalled having run the Kenyan Coffee Traders Association for 9 years. Responsible for the day to day management of the farm project in conjunction with our processing and shipping partners NKG. Issac serves as a member of the Board of Management at the Ruiga Secondary School, a proud family man, dad and all round great guy!
TarikManaging Director - UAE
Tarik is MD of Paddy & Scott’s Middle East LLC based in Dubai and oversees the distribution of our coffee into the Middle East and North Africa. He’s a great guy, super efficient and really understands the hospitality marketplace. UK born, fluent in Arabic he read Business and Law at Kingston University, London. Tarik lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife Noor and Leo the cat!
ZoeHead of Operations (EP)
Zoe is our highly-dedicated Operations Manager; heading up the EMT and keeping a close eye on efficiency and budgets. Zoe knows the company inside-out and works hard to keep the team happy. She has a busy social life and is great at organising staff get-togethers (mostly to the pub). Married to Andy, Zoe has two step-sons and a fat cat. She loves netball, cycling and has an enviable shoe collection!
MartinNational Sales Manager (EP)
Our National Sales Manager Martin loves going the extra mile for our customers. Whether bringing on board new accounts or taking care of current ones; he’s passionate about people getting the most from our coffee. Our fresh-air-fan Martin enjoys countryside walks with Darwin the dog. He spends his spare time with his 3 children; enjoying the great outdoors.
MartinDirector of NPD (Launchpad)
Martin is the co-founder of Paddy & Scott’s LaunchPad. A specific division created to investigate and launch new variants of our brand. From Nitro Cold Brew to ready to drink canned coffee. Martin is a IDM Fellow, a former member of the Account Planning Group board and the IPA Strategy Group. Having worked with some of the world’s largest, most successful drinks brands from Bacardi to Grey Goose. Martin is married to Nikki and has two great kids, Otto and Mimi and spends his time between London and Suffolk.
JessChief Story Teller (EP)
Jess splits her time between coffee machine maintenance and story telling. With a meticulous attention to detail and a love of colour co-ordinated lists. Jess arranges engineer visits to ensure your coffee equipment is kept in tip-top condition. She's also responsible for keeping our Meru Farm members, customers and the press up to date with the latest news. Married to Dan and with two adorable dogs; Jess is a keen gardener, writer and cyclist and has a not-so-secret penchant for home-brewed rhubarb vodka!
ChrissieHead of Accounts (EP)
Chrissie heads up our accounts team. Ever-cheerful Chrissie has a fantastic attention to detail and works hard to count the beans. She politely calls all our wonderful customers who forget to pay us and was 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 is proud Mum to two sons.
GeorgeHead of The Farm - Kenya
George Muchomba is the Head Honcho and second generation coffee farmer. Having served as Chairman of the local Co-Operative for more than 20 years George has earned respect as an inspirational Community Leader driven to making the farm and the surrounding area a better place for everyone. He's one of the founders of the Ruiga Girls Secondary School, a proud family man, father and grandfather. A kind, gentle, man we're incredibly proud to be working with.
LauraOffice and Mobilisation Manager (EP)
Laura is our super-efficient and ever-cheerful Office and Mobilisations Manager. She ensures everything we do runs smoothly. An avid scuba-diver and skier; when not keeping everything in the office shipshape Laura can be found underwater or on the slopes! When she finds free time; Laura enjoys walking her dog Ruby or relaxing with a well-deserved gin and tonic.
NickCustomer Solutions & stock Control
Nick is our customer solutions expert & the first point of contact for our customers. This clever chap boasts a 1st class degree in BA Business Management. He's in charge of managing our stock & making sure each order reaches its destination. With a keen eye for detail and a can-do attitude, Nick works hard to keep our customers caffeinated. When he's not multi-tasking in the office; Nick is a keen sportsman, enjoying golf, football and heading to gym.
Amy is our Operations Accountant; sometimes referred to as John's right hand woman. She's a number-crunching, report-creating, spreadsheet-wielding maths whizz. It's her job to count the beans, mobilise new accounts and make sure everything is running smoothly for our new customers. When she's not at work, animal lover Amy can be found cuddling cats, dogs or chameleons or planning her next global adventure!
KitHead of Coffee Excellence (EP)
There's not much our fully-caffeinated expert Kit doesn’t know about coffee: Whether he’s fixing a machine, carrying out QCCs or teaching our baristas; everything he does is injected with passion. Our resident ‘coffee nerd’ has completed all 3 levels of the SCA professional barista training. When he’s not whizzing round the country in the ‘Coffee Response Unit’ his time is divided between family, cars and music.
Coffee Guru David is happiest when training baristas and sharing his passion for coffee! He's spent his career learning as much as possible; beginning as a barista and now specialising in training others. Always looking on the bright side and injecting fun into learning; David has yet to be seen without a smile on his face. When not at work David enjoys swimming, tennis and watching a film with his wife, Sarah.
HenryHead of Design & Video
If it wears the wings or sports our famous chevrons it’s probably been created by Henry. However, If a picture speaks a thousand words then surely a video is worth millions. Our very own head of design and video Henry is a bundle of energy, keeping our 20,000+ Youtube subscribers up to date with news, videos and coffee tutorials. Being a young chap living in Camden, London, when not behind the camera; inevitably Henry can be found in a taproom somewhere drinking a beer.
ParisRetail Cafe Manager
Paris, our retail diamond excels in customer service. Constantly smiling; our café manager really does go the extra mile for his customers. He has expertly developed a ‘child-friendly’ atmosphere and can be regularly found colouring with his army of mini-fans. Proud to have achieved his level 3 SCA professional barista qualification; he makes a mean flat white too! In his spare time, Paris enjoys jaunts in the countryside with his husband and their two dogs.
LinziHead of Retail & Cafes
Linzi looks after our cafes, cafe crew and customer services. If she's not dealing with suppliers, organising promotions or arranging food tastings you'll find her on the tennis court, in her active wear or chauffering her 4 sons around Suffolk! A graduate of the Sainsbury's junior management program, a stickler for perfection and not a bad barista!
DanHead Mixologist & Brand Ambassador
Dan is our super-slick mixologist, in charge of recipe development for Sexy Black Nitro cold brew and those Damn cool videos on Youtube. An accomplished flair bartender, Dan has a history of working with major brands including TGI Fridays and Gordon Ramsay Holdings. At home Dan is a keen chef, cooking up new recipes and growing his own botanicals. Presumably he spends a fair bit of time practicing his juggling skills too!