Lincoln & York appoints new finance director

Lincoln & York, the private label coffee sourcing, roasting and packing specialist, has appointed Simon Webster as the new finance director as it continues its rapid growth.

The appointment comes at a time of change for the business, driven by its fruitful journey to date since inception 25 years ago. Lincoln & York achieved revenues of £34.55m in 2018 and is on course to double this to £60m by 2023 as it continues to capitalise on the world’s obsession with coffee.

International sales are also booming leading to Lincoln & York ranking first in the Sunday Times International Track 200 in 2018. It is now continuing to drive overseas sales which will account for 50% of the growth in the coming years.

Simon’s knowledge of the finance sector will help the company continue its growth trajectory as it expands further into international markets.

Before joining Lincoln & York, Simon held the role of managing director at JZ Flowers International, as well as numerous executive roles across the FMCG sector. With over 10 years of board level experience, he is well placed to guide Lincoln & York on its growth.

Speaking of his new role Simon said: “I’m very excited to join a business that has shaped the coffee industry in such a big way and yet has heritage embedded at its core. My main goal is to support and the team in achieving our next phase of growth through cementing our roots in the UK and expanding into further markets internationally.”

James Sweeting, managing director of Lincoln & York said: “We are delighted to have Simon on board as we enter a very exciting stage in our journey. His wealth of experience, alongside a focus on the commercial side will be a vital asset for the business as we continue on the journey to become the coffee roaster of choice in the UK and EU.”