We are thrilled to welcome our newly appointed General Manager Barry Cuthbertson to the Porrelli family. Porrelli’s and Barry have worked together as Customer and Supplier and even going back a generation, Barry’s fathers worked together as customer and supplier with Porrelli’s. Let’s get to know a little more about Barry and his role within the business!
Barry started off his career working in the family dairy business “Cuthbertson Dairies” from the age of 16, but many summer holidays well spent beforehand! For the next 23 years, Barry gained vast experience in many aspects of the industry including: making milk, fixing milk floats, doorstep deliveries, wholesale deliveries, administration, sales and management. With a desire to experience more in retailing, he ran two Esso forecourts before progressing to Robert Wiseman Dairies where he spent a further 13 years in the dairy industry looking after the Black & White stuff.
With a passion for service and an understanding in the importance of people, Barry believes in treating employees exactly as he wants them to treat his customers. This way, the overall business experience is better and more rewarding. (We couldn’t agree more!)
In his spare time, Barry enjoys indulging in our Honeycomb ice cream, is a keen Golfer, a supporter of Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Rugby Internationals, an average skier and an excellent socialiser. He is keen to take on a new challenge with ice cream and we are really looking forward to sharing our family values with him. Like us, Barry is family orientated, living in Eaglesham with his wife, 2 children, 3 dogs and if that’s not enough, he also has 3 rescue donkeys! Sounds like a full house to us!
Welcome to the team, Barry!