Toby is the Chief Executive Officer of Coffeesmiths Collective Limited. Prior to joining Coffeesmiths Toby spent over two decades in senior and executive positions in the UK Hospitality industry creating an impressive track record of both turnaround and buy and build value delivery.  After a number of senior operational and functional roles for Scottish and Newcastle Plc, The Spirit Group and Laurel, Toby took over as Chief Executive Officer of Town and City Pub company in 2008. Over the following six years Toby led and executed a buy and build strategy that resulted in the business growing from an initial group of 125 to 625 fully managed pubs, bars and restaurants, in the process creating Stonegate, the UK’s largest privately owned hospitality group.

In 2014, Toby Joined Novus Leisure Ltd, the London centric bar and restaurant operator. During his time at Novus, Toby also led and executed the creation of an multi-award winning, industry leading customer feedback tool using social media feeds to collate feedback.  A keen advocate of the UK hospitality industry, Toby is an active member of the leading industry trade body, UK Hospitality, which is the conduit between retailers and the UK Government.

Ben Shelton