Shane Saunders – Head Honcho

A tenacious, resilient and ambitious man that is the owner, creator (and occasional) mistake maker of Mangobean. Shane started off selling beans to coffee shops in a 2 door car, building up a successful wholesale business dedicated to coffee shops. Following the recession in 2008 and seeing what the high street was missing, Shane built a coffee shop format that was affordable, fun, and innovative.


John Delaney – Operations Director

John has over 2 decades experience of running very successful businesses before joining Mangobean as Operations Director. John is a formidable team member, an asset to the business and, quite often, the voice of reason! John is responsible for the the day to day operations of the company, making sure we are all feed and watered.


Paul Richardson – Northern Franchise Manager

Over 25 years experience in franchise industry as both franchisee in QSR and Area/ Regional manager for numerous QSR franchise outlets. Coffee always been a prominent part of my remit in both ensuring quality control and sales volume.

Played and coached amateur rugby in the city of Bath for over 29 years with the achievement of having 3 of my former players that I have coached playing in the Premier league.

Inspiration my 3 children Ben 26, Harry 14, and Emily 12.


Ashley Pamment – National Franchise Recruitment Manager

I have extensive experience in Franchise, Financial services and Sales and retail management sectors. I enjoy a challenge in my professional life and that transcends to my family and leisure time.

I am married to Lucy and have 3 incredible children Lily William and Lois who certainly keep me on my toes!

My passions other than family and coffee (obviously!!) involve testing myself in various distance running events. I also play cricket at a reasonable level and occasional play football, which seems good at the time but I regularly question my sanity 2 days later.

My weird fact is I was interviewed on The Big Breakfast wearing nothing more than a jockstrap! (long story!!)


James Guilfoyle – Southern Franchise Manager

James has a wide range of experience, having worked in Retail, Events, Sales and Franchising for over 25 years. What fuels James is passion and determination with the odd Mangobean Coffee thrown in along the way. Most of his weekends are spent supporting his son’s passion for Rugby who plays at County level.


Tara Townsend – Lead Designer

Passionate about coffee and cats, Tara’s job is to bring ideas to life, creating brand resources that are consistent, applicable and fun.
With a background in designing for retail spaces, events, branding and packaging, she’s just the gal for the job.


Michael Richardson – Lead Marketer

Michael leads upon all marketing activity for the business, developing our social media presence and managing the development of our retail campaigns. He is long suffering Newcastle United supporter.