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!
ZoeSenior Account Director (EP)
Zoe is our highly-dedicated Senior Account Director, responsible for the development of our corporate and multi-site accounts 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!
MartinSales Director (EP)
Our National Sales Director 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.
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!
JessAccount Manager & PR (EP)
Jess splits her time between account management and story telling. With a meticulous attention to detail and a love of colour co-ordinated lists. Jess visits our customers to make sure everything is going swimmingly. 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.
LauraLogistics & Project Co-ordinator (EP)
Laura is our super-efficient and ever-cheerful Logistics & Project Co-ordinator. She ensures everything we do runs smoothly & deadlines are met. An avid scuba-diver and skier; when not keeping everything in the at P&S shipshape Laura can be found underwater or on the slopes! Laura is married to David & proud Mum to Oliver; Laura is always on the go! When she finds free time she enjoys walking her dog Ruby or relaxing with a well-deserved gin and tonic.
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!
JessieNational Account Manager
Jessie is one of our brilliant National Account Managers looking after some of our coolest hotels, bars and restaurants around the UK. Jessie is well travelled, with her heart in Asia and a backpack for company, She has a passion for live music, the beach and a great coffee, so really is in the perfect role, loved by her customers, she has an uncanny understanding of what makes a great coffee venue and what drives sales. When she’s not Fuelling Ambition, you’ll find her running or doing yoga.
DavidHead of Coffee Excellence
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.
Chloe is our super bubbly, always happy, coffee guru. Arguably one of our most inspiring roles, who’s sole purpose in life (well, work-life) is to inspire our customers to make amazing coffee, teach best practice and spread the Paddy and Scott’s message of doing good. Once met you’ll never forget, Chloe is fastidious when it comes to making great coffee, teaching latte art and calibrating our espresso machines and grinders. Behind that angelic smile hides a road warrior who’s on a mission, she loves her cat….her name is Kitty, shes also pretty mean with a tamping iron. Be warned.
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!
Our super-efficient coffee warrior is always on hand to ensure our customers get their coffee, on time, every time. You’ll always see Nicola sporting a smile at Ambition House, chasing deliveries, ensuring stock levels are kept and customers ambitions are fuelled. Originally from Essex, Nicola has many tales to tell of wild nights in Southend-on-Sea, Sangria and suntan cream! Our outdoors girl loves long walks and musical theatre.
Local Suffolk girl Amanda is a fountain of calm efficiency. Working alongside Nicola on the customer service team, Amanda's main role is making sure all our coffee machines are being serviced and in tip-top condition, no mean feat when we’re churning out over 50,000 coffees per day. Has a passion for floristry and family time with a smile that lights up the room.
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!
Ambition Bus (aka Ed)Our 1974 VW Coffee Wagon
Available for events, shows and coffee launches! He’s fully fitted with a stunning two group espresso machine and Nitro Cold Brew Martini bar for private events where you’re looking for something a little stronger. We can offer a fixed price or day hire including crew. He’s a grumpy old sod and doesn’t like travelling more than 60mph…unless by prior East Anglia delivery only. Contact us for more info firstname.lastname@example.org