200 Degrees promotes Stephen Fern to Managing Director

200 Degrees Coffee

200 Degrees Coffee has announced Stephen Fern will become the Managing Director of the Nottingham-based roaster. Having held the position of financial director with the coffee roaster since 2019, Fern takes on the role from co-owner and CEO of the business, Rob Darby.

“I am incredibly honoured to be trusted with this position, at a company with such a fantastic culture and ethos for delivering great products and services to our customers, as well as its support of not-for-profit, grass root causes,” says Fern.

“I will continue to learn from co-owners Rob and his business partner Tom Vincent, while also building the culture and driving continuous improvements across the business.”

As Managing Director, Fern will oversee the company’s operations, growth, team, and customer experience.

“Stephen has a deep understanding of 200 Degrees and has spent much time working in our shops and across all arms of the business. He has embedded himself not only in our operations but our culture too and is the right person to move into the Managing Director role, as we deliver our next stage of expansion,” says 200 Degrees CEO Rob Darby.

200 Degrees marked several significant milestones last year, celebrating its 10th year in business, reaching 200 team members and opening its 18th coffee shop.

The roaster continues to expand its team in its shops, roast house and central team as well as driving forward its barista school network, home subscription, ecommerce, and wholesale offering.

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