About us

Company Overview

  • Founded by Andrew & Susie Howard in 1989

  • Beechdean are considered the 3rd Largest Ice Cream Manufacturer in the UK

  • A privately Owned Farm based business

  • Beechdean has been built through Quality and Value with the Highest Product Standards

  • Beechdean manufacture a Wide Variety of Ice Cream products including water ice and sorbets

  • Extremely High Customer Service Standards

  • Four BRC approved Production Sites – All Grade AA

  • A NPD, Market Research, Licensed and Marketing Department

  • Strong Branded and Licensed Business

Factory Overview

Beechdean have 3 factories consisting of 2 ice cream manufacturing sites and 1 waffle and pancake site…


  • Both ice cream factories are farm based manufacturing sites.

  • All sites are fully BRC AA approved (along with many other accreditations).

  • The factories are run by dedicated teams with additional support from the QA and Maintenance departments.


Beechdean use national distribution companies based in Manchester and Birmingham.


  • Stock holding is equivalent to 5 weeks sales.

  • Operational EDI systems.

  • Close working relationships with our logistics partners.

  • Unlimited storage and supply options.

“We are very proud of the two state of the art ice cream manufacturing sites that we run. They are very different in their key functions but deliver quality products in a quality environment and are run by  great people”

Andrew Howard – Managing Director