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Business

Founded in 1990, ICB has evolved over those 26 years to the fast paced and dynamic company of today. It focuses principally on producing outstanding value speciality alcoholic beverages for a broad consumer base across the UK and it's success is built on the ability to create innovative drinks which are acknowledged as the number one value alternative to the more expensive international brands. 

From its humble foundations, ICB grew rapidly and now it supplies most of the UK's leading supermarkets, discounters, convenience chains and wholesalers. Alongside this, it exports to international markets such as ROI, Germany, Scandinavia, Kenya, Hong Kong and Australia.

ICB operates from two sites in North Yorkshire with the Head Office team based in Harrogate and the production team in Middlesbrough. The majority of the sales team is field based and so are genuinely embedded within the drinks market across the whole of the UK. 

We, at ICB, pride ourselves on our understanding of our customers and our ability to respond quickly and effectively to their needs and because of our size, we have the ability to transfer quickly, new and innovative ideas into production. It is this pace which allows us to be at the forefront of current trends and tastes.

 

Our Production

There are approximately 75 colleagues employed at the Middlesbrough site in various roles: production, packaging, engineering, procurement, product development, quality control, assurance, technical support, supply chain, finance, administration and warehousing.

The production facility comprises the following:

  • 3 glass bottling lines;  and
  • 1 bag-in-box line.

Annual production is approximately 15 million bottles of drinks each year accross nearly 200 SKU's in packaging formats ranging from 200ml up to 10 litres.

On site storage capacity is over half a million litres with vessels ranging in size from 5,000 litres up to 100,000 litres.

The whole facility is grade AA British Retail Consortium accredited and holds quality certifications and customer accreditations from many of the UK’s leading supermarket chains including: Tesco, Morrinsons and Lidl as well as Beam Global and Drambuie.