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Meet the team

Mark Smith

Owner

Starting out roasting tiny half pound batches of beans on Hebden Bridge market, Mark has used his vast knowledge of coffee and the demand of a good cup to increase Exchange Coffee to 5 outlets plus a wholesale department. 

Favourite tipple: Brazil Ipanema

Richard Isherwood

General Manager

Starting in the shop at Clitheroe to train as a barista, Nathan has now been involved in the roasting, packing and making of coffee for 15 years. Roles as assistant manager at Clitheroe and Skipton, Nathan now proccesses the wholesale orders and one of our key coffee roasters. 

Favourite tipple: ????

Nathan Ball

Production Manager

Nathan started as a young lad at our shop at Clitheroe training to be a barista.  After 15 years with the company and working at our shop in Skipton and assiatant manager at Clitheroe, Nathan is now our head roaster and is in charge of production at our warehouse on the wholeside.

Favourite tipple: Honduras Liquidambar RFA - V60

Chris Tattersall

Wholesale Manager

Trained as a barista on our Todmordon Cappuccino bar, moving to our Clitheroe Shop for holiday work while studying at Leeds University. Transfered to the wholesale side of the business after university and started learning the art of roasting coffee. Now responsible for purchasing green coffee along with welcoming new customers. I have a continued passion for learning about coffee and sharing that knowledge with anyone who will listen.

Favourite tipple: Costa Rica

Joanne Steer

Manageress

Joining the Clitheroe team 18 years ago as a full time waitress, Joanne quickly worked her way up the ladder and within 3 years became the manager of the Clitheroe Shop. With 17 years roasting under her belt, Joanne is one of our more experienced roasters within Exchange Coffee.

Favourite tipple: Long Island Iced Tea

Lucie Smith

Manageress

Lucie started at our Blackburn Shop in 2003 training as a barista. Soon after starting Lucie moved into the food kitchen. After 6 years in the company Lucie progessed as our Blackburn Shop manageress where she started her training as a coffee roaster and in 2011 she was prom

Favourite tipple: Brazil Ipanema

Ruth Lazell

Manageress

Ruth started with us at Exchange Coffee back in 2006 when we had the Cappuccino Bar within Blackburns old 5 day market. Upon fairly recent developments with the new and moved market, Ruth has run the new Cappuccino bar since.

Favourite tipple: Cappuccino

Anne Burgess

Manageress

Anne started working for Exchange Coffee in 2001 as our food kitchen cook at our Clitheroe Shop. After showing interest in the retail side and roasting, in 2004 Anne crossed the border to Yorkshire at our Skipton shop becoming manageress.

Favourite tipple: El Salvador

Adam Wolstenholme

Manager

Adam is a long standing member of Exchange Coffee and has run the Cappuccino Bar in Todmorden Market for close to 20 years now. A familiar face to the people of Todmorden, Adam still enjoys using his baristra skills and passing on his coffee knowledge.

Favourite tipple: Cappuccino

Libby Cross

Head Barista

Libby joined Exchange Coffee at the age of 15 as a member of our Clitheroe Shop Saturday team training as a barista. In 2013 Libby made the jump as a full time member of staff and was able to enhance her barista skills while also touching on the basics of coffee roasting all while completing her Level 3 NVQ in hospitality and catering.

Favourite tipple: Vanilla Iced Latte