Scott was born in Essex and raised in Southend, the son of market traders. He left school at 16 with no exams and was told by his careers officer he’d end up in “prison or a drop out” if he didn’t start taking his studies and indeed life more seriously.

Scott is a former EADT East Anglian business person of year and the driving force in making Paddy & Scott’s one of the UK’s top independent coffee brands and proud member of Accelerate 250 (the UK’s top 250 companies geared for growth) after being championed by the Prime Ministers Enterprise Advisor Lord Young and ex Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy.

In 2016 Scott founded the Meru Farm and Ruiga School project in Kenya, a world first collaboration between the consumer and coffee grower driving sustainability and education whilst breaking down trade barriers that encourages free trade amongst the whole coffee growing community. Grant Thornton named Scott as one of the countries top 100 influential business leaders joining the illustrious list of “Faces of a Vibrant Economy” In 2018 he was made an honorary fellow of the University of Suffolk for his contribution to sustainable business in both Africa and the UK.

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Last updated: 22/01/20