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The Ice Cream Alliance is the only UK Trade Association for ice cream manufacturers and retailers

We are the only membership trade association for the ice cream industry in the UK founded in 1944. Whether you own a parlour or ice cream vans we can offer advice, resources, and information to support your business needs. As the organisers of the only annual Ice Cream Expo in the UK, The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show attracts companies and visitors from across the world looking to take a scoop of the £1.4bn UK market.

If you’re looking to exhibit or visit for new products, suppliers, inspiration or a new business venture, don’t miss out in attending this exhibition. The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show takes place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate from the 7th -9th February 2023.

Mission Statement

Quite simply our aim is to encourage and support the production, vending and consumption of premium quality ice creams and other frozen treats.


Our membership is divided into nine regional divisions. Each division elects a representative to sit on the National Executive Council which meets approximately four times every year.

Members in each division are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their NEC delegate (who sits on the Board of Director) and other members of the divisional committee and to take advantage of the range of meetings and social events in their area. Remember, the more you put in as a member the more you will get out.

  • Northern Ireland
  • London & Home Counties
  • South West
  • Wales
  • Midlands
  • North West
  • Yorkshire
  • Northern
  • Scotland

NEC Delegates/Board of Directors 2024

Joseph McNeil

President of the ICA – Chairman of the Board - Midlands

David Otterburn

Vice President – Director - Yorkshire

Tony Roach

Director - London & Home Counties

Zoe Philipson

Director – Northern

Sue Richards

Director – Wales

Stuart Whitby

Director – North West

David Equi

Director – Scotland - Honorary Treasurer

John Williams

Director - South West

Karl Simcock

Deputy Delegate - Midlands

Katy Alston

Past President - London & Home Counties

Catherine McNeil

Director of Operations

Kashif Khan

Project Officer

become an ica member

  • Gain access to a wealth of knowledge and experience, available through the ICA’s dedicated team
  • Attend training courses and seminars covering all aspects of ice cream making all at discounted rates
  • An opportunity to enter our prestigious National Ice Cream Competition at discounted rates
  • Discounts on Insurance, FREE HR online services
  • A FREE copy of our monthly publication ‘Ice Cream’ dedicated to the Ice Cream Industry
  • Access to SALSA plus Ice Cream Certification

Find out more about becoming an ICA member TODAY!


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