Mackie’s of Scotland today is the outcome of the effort and foresight of four generations of Mackie family and our wider family of staff. Today the three family owners are brother and sisters, Mac, Karin and Kirstin who all work in the business.
The Mackie family has a five generation-old tradition of first sons called Maitland Mackie and so far, each Maitland has demonstrated an entrepreneurial character and interest in innovation which has contributed to the development of the business in different ways over the years.
Doctor Maitland Mackie of North Ythsie, Tarves (1884-1975)
Bought Westertown farm
Sir Maitland (Mike) Mackie, Westertown (1912-1996)
Dairy and arable farming, first tractor in the area, began milk retail
Maitland Mackie CBE, Westertown (1937-2014)
Developed milk retail, investors in people accreditation
Maitland (Mac) Mackie, Managing Director
Wind power and renewable energy, growing ice cream sales world-wide
Maitland (Mike) Mackie, future career tbc!
Our vision is for Mackie’s to be a global brand from the greenest company in Britain, created by people having fun.
Ice cream is a fun product and an indulgent treat – so we think we should aim to have fun making it. Mackie’s business owes its success to the people working here – a loyal, flexible and energetic workforce who work hard in many ways to keep us going, making ice cream and chocolate, to grow the business, adapt to change and meet the variety of challenges which occur daily.
We set ourselves some “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” (known as big hairies) along with smaller annual targets – some of which are agreed “celebration points” so that their achievement is marked with a variety of staff gifts or activities. We are a Real National Living wage employer and also share a performance related bonus.
Vacancies are advertised and shared on our Facebook page. Speculative applications with CV are welcome at [email protected]
Our incredible 87 strong team are the most important ingredient behind any success in our business; they keep us going every day and make it possible for us to be creative, to adapt, improve and grow – and meet whatever challenge comes along next!
We have 330 milking cows and an arboretum on our 1600 acre farm.
How we generate our own renewable energy to power the business.
In 2009 we launched Mackie’s potato crisps in a joint venture with the Taylor family.
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