Britain’s answer to Ben & Jerry’s! A proud father & son operation born back in 1996 when Peter (son) decided that uni life wasn’t for him, at the very same moment Ian, ( his father)a redundant colliery engineer was wondering how best to spend his redundancy monies. Both shared a deep-rooted appreciation of ice cream and the NE’s proud manufacturing traditions and were desperate to establish a gastronomic food business that showcased these strengths.
Beckleberry’s lives by a short list of bold, immovable rules: source locally wherever feasible (local dairy providers), bold flavours with an adult leaning (keeping needless masking sugars to a minimum), no artificial nasties, championing human endeavour over excessive mechanisation, supporting unusual flavour unions (Passion fruit & tarragon) whilst offering a strong strand of local social responsibility (job opportunities for former stroke victims hoping to return to work).
Integral to the Beckleberry’s evolution was its award-winning boozy sorbets, revamping a pudding format too often tarnished by citric acid and synthetic flavourings.
Pilchard encouraged Beckleberry’s to adopt a new, ’Gourmet with a Northern Soul’ illustrative brand identity, celebrating the brand’s Northern roots and quirky personality, an ever evolving brand making genuine strides in gluten-free and sweet & savoury patisserie and a deserving recipient of a National Family Business accolade.