Meet the Team

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Louie Salvoni –

Managing Director

Louie has often been called the Nostradamus of the coffee industry.  He has the scary knack of foreseeing how the coffee industry will evolve and it is this perceptive characteristic, that led to the creation of Espresso Service.  This was the UK’s first, stand alone, totally independent and impartial coffee equipment service company.

He is a highly respected member of our industry and is often called upon by his peers and members of the media, for his views on the coffee market.

Aside from his passion for coffee, Louie is a true family man and this is reflected in the day to day running of Espresso Service.  He works hard to ensure that for himself and the rest of the team, family always comes first.

When Louie isn’t talking about, working with, or drinking coffee, he can be found at Shelter From The Storm, a charity he founded in 2004.  It provides hot meals and a warm bed for homeless people.  It is now London’s only free homeless shelter open all year round and funded by donations alone.  Fuelled by his passion for coffee and inspired by his charitable work for the homeless.  There is no stopping our very own Nostradamus….. Louie Salvoni

Email: louie@esl1987.co.uk

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Customer Service Director

Lisa has worked in the coffee industry since 1991 and for Louie since 1998 when her now strapping sons were only four and one. Over the years, Lisa has been involved with all aspects of the business and she is very much Louie’s right hand woman. She is totally customer focused and exceeds expectations being dedicated to ensuring they all get exceptional support in running their business.

Email: losborne@esl1987.co.uk

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Service Director 

Matt started at Espresso Service at the age of 16 , sweeping the warehouse floor and making teas and coffee for staff members. He worked his way through all  departments within the company starting with spare-parts which helped him to understand how to identify parts and what they did. Following this he was promoted to  warehouse manager and also spent time on the road with engineers , giving him a good understanding of the issues they come across on a day to day basis. He then moved into the service department as an admin assistant taking service calls and  dealing with planned maintenance scheduling. With such a good rounded experience in all aspects of the business, Matt was offered the role as Service Manager  and has recently been promoted to Service Director. Matt comes from a family of 4 boys , he has 2 children and spends most of his free time with them and playing football whenever he gets the chance.

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Quinney De Luca –

Operations Director

Quinney has over 35 years experience in operations and logistics management and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He joined the team in 1999 and has responsibility for spares inventory, purchasing, fleet management, HR and health and safety for the company. Or to put it another way……. all the things the rest of the team don’t want to do end up on his desk.

Email: qdeluca@esl1987.co.uk

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Kevin Towers –

Technical Director

Kevin’s technical know how and expertise of coffee equipment is second to none. He leads a dedicated bunch of coffee engineers who know their beans and there isn’t a machine he hasn’t got his hands on. If you need your espresso machine fixed or serviced he is the man to call!

Email: ktowers@esl1987.co.uk

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Daniel Sewell​-

Chief Operating Officer

Dan joined Espresso Service in 2014 having spent a number of years working for Starbucks Coffee Company and Costa. He began his career in the coffee sector making cappuccinos and lattes at a Costa store in Gloucester and since then he has been a Store Manager, Operations Manager, Licensed store district manager, programme Manager and now is responsible for the day to day operations of Espresso Service as our COO. Some of his career highlights to date include Opening the first Starbucks store in Amsterdam and Sweden, opening the first Franchised licensed store globally for Starbucks and project managing the development of the Starbucks on the Go platform that you see throughout the UK and EMEA. Some of the things that Dan has been involved in since joining Espresso Service are ~ the implementation of a totally different service management package, launch and continued management and development of Espresso Service Ireland and the launch of an entirely new IoT product ~ Hydracs. Dan has recently been recognised as on of the top 20 field service executives driving our industry forward through innovation by Field Service News.

Email: dsewell@esl1987.co.uk

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