A few faces from behind the scenes

Meet the BEAR HQ Team

Not all heroes wear capes, or swing portafilters, smash avos or manage sites.

We've built a strong central team to support our stores and to build our brand. A team that work tirelessly to ensure that we are perfectly placed to take our customers on a journey with us. To ensure our store teams, (the superstars serving you coffee each and every day) are empowered to deliver the best service in the best environments with product that we can all be incredibly proud of.

No one person can be singled out, we all play a part in making BEAR the brand that it is. We're a team, we're in this together. #bemoreBEAR

Craig Bunting, Chris Price & Michael Thorley are the Co-founders & Directors of BEAR

Founders & Directors

Craig Bunting, Co-Founder & Director
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Chris Price, Founding Investor & Director
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Michael Thorley, Co-Founder & Director
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Previously featured in

BEAR shortlisted for the Amazon Growing Business Awards - Discover Better Coffee with BEAR
BEAR were featured in the Independents Best Coffee Subscriptions
BEAR win a Revo Gold Award
BEAR were featured in Evening Standard
BEAR are shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards!
Read about BEAR, the best coffee brand in the UK in the Financial Times

Central HQ Team

You'll find this lot on the road between stores, checking out coffee spots and finding new foodie destinations or working away in our little office and training space in Iron Gate, Derby.

Louise Cook, Head of Coffee at BEAR

Louise Cook

Head of Coffee & Tea

Paul Crick, Group Head Chef at BEAR

Paul Crick

Group Head Chef

Hattie Shaw, Marketing Manager at BEAR

Hattie Shaw

Marketing Manager

Tom Jennings


Alex Waterston, Content Producer at BEAR

Alex Waterston

Content Producer

Goose, Resident Office Dog at BEAR


Resident Office Dog