Michael Thompson (Biscuit Mike)
Biscuit Mike

I’m Mike, and I make shortbread right here in Northern Ireland. I would LOVE to share it with you and when you visit, you’re more than welcome to drop in and say hi. I’ll stick the kettle on, and open a packet of biscuits*.

My Northern Irish shortbread is made with local butter. It’s creamy, lightly salted and delicious.

*Not to be confused with biscuits of the USA, which we call scones. My biscuits aren’t really cookies either, that’s a big flat chewy biscuit, often flavoured with chocolate chips.

Have you always been in biscuits?

I’ve always loved biscuits (custard creams are my nemesis) but my background is in marketing, sales and photography. I retrained in professional cookery after my daughter was born and before launching my biscuit business part time, selling hundreds of biscuits to work colleagues.

In 2020 I fitted out a factory and went into full time production, selling thousands of biscuits online and into retailers.

In 2021 I started shipping tens of thousands of biscuits.

You can connect to me for a chat on LinkedIn here.