Congratulations Matthew Dobson, Arran Ice Cream.
Matthew has worked in the family business on and off for around 8 years, starting on weekends and holidays from school. After finishing high school on the Isle of Arran, he went off to University in Glasgow to study sports therapy, and completed his study at The University of Cumbria in Carlisle. After another stint in the business to save up some money, Matthew spent time travelling in Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.
On returning to Scotland, Matthew came back into the business and decided that we wanted to make his career in the ice cream industry. Learning on the job, Matthew has worked his way up through the company and has gained a wealth of knowledge from colleagues and peers in the ice cream industry.
In his current role as Production Manager, Matthew has played a vital role in Arran Ice Cream’s growth, working through a complete factory refurbishment and more recently leading the company through a total rebrand.
He can often be found trying out a new recipe or bespoke flavour and is always willing to give a tour of the small factory to give customers a better insight into the process of creating the award-winning ice cream.
Matthew’s most recent project is working as part of a team to open an ice cream parlour in his hometown of Brodick, on the Isle of Arran. This is the first of its kind on the island and is set to be a great success.