Lincoln & York appoints new finance director to aid international expansion

Lincoln & York, a UK sourcer, roaster and packer of private label coffee, has appointed Simon Webster as its new finance director as it continues its rapid growth.

Webster’s extensive knowledge of the finance sector will ensure Lincoln & York continues its growth trajectory as they expand further into international markets.

Before joining Lincoln & York, Webster 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, Webster is ideally placed to guide Lincoln & York on its growth.

Webster 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 James and the wider 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.”

Webster’s appointment comes at a time of profound 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.

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.For more information, visit

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