Hat-trick shortlisting in the Western Morning News Business Awards

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been shortlisted three times in this year’s Western Morning News Business Awards.

We’ve been selected as a finalist in the Family Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and overall Business of the Year categories.

“We’re over the moon to have been picked out by the judges against strong opposition from across the region,” said Marketing Manager Amy Breach. “2019 has been an outstanding year for us with our half million-pound contract to export our ice-cream to China for the next five years, our partnership with Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots to produce Caribbean-inspired flavours from early 2020 and the multiple accolades our products have been winning. It’s thirty years since Callestick ice-cream first hit the shelves and, after three decades of success, the company is truly going from strength to strength.”

We have been farming Callestick since 1953, when Simon and Judith Parker moved to Callestick Farm, however it was the introduction of milk quotas that led their son, Seb and his wife Angela to diversify into ice-cream production in 1989. The business now also involves two of their sons, Ben and Sam, who are operations and agriculture directors respectively.

“We’re very proud of what our parents have achieved,” said Ben Parker. “Flexibility and creativity are key and we’re always developing our range and our recipes to suit changing markets – something that will become even more apparent in the months and years to come.”

Sales Director David Jeffs added, “These are exciting times for the Callestick brand. Production has significantly increased in line with the number of outlets we’re supplying throughout the country and the team are continually coming up with delicious new flavours to suit a wide variety of palates. In keeping with current trends, we have also expanded into lines of dairy-free alternatives that are proving very popular.”

We’ll be attending the Western Morning News Business Awards at Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday 21 November, when the winners will be announced.