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Delighted to announce new owners at Skye Chocolate
Isle of Skye Chocolate changes hands
Skye chocolatier Carole Inglis is handing over Isle of Skye Chocolate to new owner Angus MacRuary today (30 April) but will continue to run Isle of Skye Fudge Company as a stand alone business.
Angus is well known to many on the island, having been owner manager of successful business Isle of Skye Brewing Company for 20 years.
Angus said: “Having recently sold the last of my shares in Skye Brewery, I was looking for a new challenge. I have known Carole for many years, and was interested to hear she was planning to sell Isle of Skye Chocolate. I sold Carole’s products in the Brewery Shop, and recognised the high quality, so it has proven a good match for both of us.”
Carole Inglis established the business in 2009, having purchased some chocolate making equipment from Vanilla Skye when it ceased trading. Since then, Isle of Skye Chocolate has developed an excellent reputation for its high quality handmade truffles which are sold widely throughout Skye & Lochalsh.
She said: “In many ways, Isle of Skye Chocolate has been a victim of its own success, and will soon outgrow the limited space that is available. Starting a chocolate business was a steep learning curve, but we worked hard to perfect a delicious range of handmade truffles, and I am thrilled to be passing the business into such capable and enthusiastic hands.”
Angus added: “We don’t plan to change anything in our first year of trading as Isle of Skye Chocolate Company, and so have been working closely with Carole and her team to ensure a smooth transition for our customers. Our priority will be to maintain the very high standards that Carole and her team have set.
“We hope that Isle of Skye Chocolate customers will continue to support us, and we are looking forward to continuing good relationships with existing retailers in the coming weeks.”
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