The Team

Karl Simpson

Founder & Director – Finance, Property Acquisition & Operations

Karl has almost 40 years experience in the hospitality scene here in Brighton and has seen the many changes in this industry.  A highly creative and innovative chef, Karl was the original founder of the award winning american bistro Paris Texas on Western Road and Chardonnay in Kemp Town.  Plus 3 further restaurants in this City.  Additionally, back in the late seventies Karl set up Troggs, housed in the luxurious Granville Hotel previously owned by Karl’s parents Audrey & David Simpson.  The Granville was a real destination at that time being the first boutique hotel to open in the city, with uniquely themed rooms situated on Brighton’s iconic sea front.

Drinking habits
morning – strong cortado

afternoon – pot of Chi Trading On the Level loose leaf tea

Annette Fowler

Founder & Director – Strategy, HR & Brand

Annette had a completely different background.   25 years working in corporate sales, marketing, hospitality, recruitment and training in the distribution and recruitment industries.  She was based both here in the UK and abroad.  Having spent most of her life under the corporate umbrella she was keen for some independence and is thoroughly enjoying supporting Karl with Mojo’s.  Her valuable skills help to allow Mojo to shine in this city and provide superb support for the ever growing team.

Drinking habits
morning – strong flat white

afternoon – pot of Chi Trading Earl of Brunswick loose leaf tea

Deborah Desavie

Senior Manager (Based at Queens Road Branch)

Deborah was brought up immersed in France’s culinary world.  From the early age of 11 she was involved in supporting her father’s busy restaurant in Cannes, South of France.  Learning from a professional at an early age has given her real attention to detail and a keen dedication to ensuring a smooth running operation.  Deborah has been a key supporter in driving the Mojo message forward with our customers.  Deborah’s skills also extend to artistic talents.  Her incredible flair for design and creativity really add something to our locations.  Check out her superb window designs and her amazing couture displayed at Queens Road!

Drinking habits
morning – dark cocoa hot chocolate

afternoon – large jug of fresh mint tea

Daniel Markham

Branch Manager (Based at Lewes Road Branch)

It doesn’t matter what is going on, Dan will always have a positive spin on life on a day to day basis.  With his superb customer care and community work experience he has brought a ton of energy to our Lewes Road store. Having spent time working in the US as part of his degree Dan is an individual that is able to adapt to any situation. As a former Politics student at the University of Sussex, Dan understands the demands of student life here in Brighton acting as counsellor and shrink to many of our hard working student customers!  Just the kind of service needed from your daily coffee shop!

Drinking habits
morning – strong americano

afternoon –  milky latte with a cigarette! tea

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