Tom is co-founder of Pearson Lloyd. He trained in Furniture Design at Trent Polytecthnic, before completing a Master’s in industrial design at the RCA in 1993. Tom founded Pearson Lloyd with Luke Pearson in 1997. Tom’s particular interest lies in design’s role in society and has a strong focus on strengthening Pearson Lloyd’s circularity practice. Since 1997,
Pearson Lloyd has established a cross-sector position built on insights from the social, economic, and environmental challenges facing people at home, work and on the move. In 2023, Pearson Lloyd were awarded 'Designer of the year' by Dezeen. Tom was Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry from 2021 to 2023, and in 2022 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Design by Nottingham Trent University.