The Team.

We know if you are here, you love coffee - but we REALLY love coffee. Our dedicated team of experts have over 10 years of hands-on industry experience that has allowed us to tailor what we do to give customers exactly what they need.
And our expertise doesn’t just extend to coffee, we also have the right blend to make your business work – meaning that you can be safe in the knowledge that we have your interests at the centre of everything we do.
Whether you are considering a Red Bean outlet for your building or development, or considering applying for a franchise with us, our team will be on hand to help you every step of the journey, and our passion and drive for success means that the Red Bean Coffee team do truly deliver.

Ring Tom - to discuss your needs and for more information on what we can do for you on 0113 232 0118 or email on cat@redbeancoffee.co.uk


Tom Acland

Founder. Tom is our coffee expert having worked in the industry for 15 years, developing a brand into the fourth largest coffee brand in the UK. He saw an opportunity with Red Bean to provide great coffee into fixed locations in work places and retail spots. He loves drinking a flat white and enjoys coaching rugby.

Jay Ratcliffe

Operations Manager. Jay is our problem solving expert. She has vast experience in understanding the workings of the coffee industry and can deal with issues quickly and effectively. She loves the ultimate hot chocolate and sharing long walks with her dog and husband.

David Downie

Non Executive Chairman. David is our finance expert and helps Red Bean develop sustainably and successfully. In the last twenty years David has worked at board level in Asda, HSS Hire, and Agrii PLC where he is currently the CEO. 

Maria Warne

Communications Manager. Maria is our creative one. She works tirelessly with our brand team to create new marketing strategies for our social media and our in house promotions. She has 6 years experience in events and marketing which helps her understand what Red Bean needs to focus on for our customers. Maria enjoys an espresso and keeping herself fit. 

Andy Hutchinson

Brand Director. With a rich brand background, Andy’s ethos is firmly rooted within simple and strategic thinking, where the big ideas matter. He’s a passionate visionary, whose hands-on approach to identifying new marketing opportunities and their amplification.