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‘Award Winning’ Ice Cream Van & Tricycle Business For Sale


We are excitedly sharing this rare opportunity to buy a fun, successful, flexible business that can provide significant turnover!
The Devon Vintage Ice Cream Van Company was awarded ‘BEST NEW WEDDDING BUSINESS IN THE SOUTHWEST’ at the annual wedding awards in 2016 and has had a highly desirable reputation ever since.
We have provided service at hundreds of weddings and events over the years including MTV televised events, BBC film sets and even at a Royal wedding event! As a result of the business reputation a marketing budget is not required.
After 7 incredible years growing our beloved award-winning business, we have now made the very difficult decision to sell, as we have established another seasonal business and sadly no longer have the capacity to work alongside our wonderful clients and brides.
Included within the sale is EVERYTHING you will need to ensure you have a very profitable and enjoyable future providing everyone’s favourite dessert…ice cream!

 ‘Archie’ who is a stunning original ‘Whitby Morrison’ Mercedes 208D vintage Ice cream van that can offer delicious soft serve ‘Whippy’ & Scoop ice cream options
 ‘Florence’ a classically designed vintage ice cream tricycle based on the original ‘Stop me and buy one’ trikes of yesteryear
 A FULL Inventory of wedding and Event accessories to create that memorable service including display signage, side tables, bunting, Menu boards, Pull along trolley, Parasols, basket hamper, ramps/tie down straps and LOTS more.
 Wedding BOOKINGS in 2022 and many more events and opportunities are available immediately
 A premium Website that appears as the FIRST LISTING on the FIRST PAGE of GOOGLE searches, popular social media channels and Email Account that gives you access to over 300 enquiries each year
 Transfer of a paid subscription to the top online CRM Management system that will help you MANAGE the COMPLETE WORKFLOW from initial enquiry to completed event
 FULL TRAINING, guidance and ongoing support will be provided if it is desired or required! – take advantage of our 20+ years’ experience in the ice cream industry

The business has three annual income streams: -
 Attending 30-35 WEDDINGS per year which generates approx. £15k turnover
 CORPORATE and pre-paid events account for £10k turnover
 EVENTS including school fetes and markets currently provide £10k turnover

ALL of which also have huge potential to increase as demand for our services is very high and continues to grow year on year with the popularity of mobile food, catering units and in particular ‘Vintage’ styling. The business operates with a very impressive 75%-80% gross profit margin, this allows the new owner to recoup, what is essentially a low capital investment, very quickly - the assets included in the sale are valued at over £20k alone. Accounts and further financial details can be produced and shared upon request.

The ‘Vintage’ style Ice cream van in its own right is a business and has huge potential for generating additional revenue. It could be used on a regular traditional
streets ‘Round’, attend large footfall events or take on regular pitch work and corporate reward day bookings.
This is the perfect business opportunity for someone wanting to take a secured and supported step to becoming self-employed, unlocking a chance to work for yourself where you make the decisions and keep the profits!
Providing an ice cream service is easy to learn! Making the business fun, flexible and extremely rewarding to run, actually being paid for playing a key part in people's special occasions often makes it really not feel like work!
The trading period has historically been weekend and some weekday work between March – October, we believe the business would work well as a family enterprise or friends’ partnership.
Now is the right time to buy! as the Nov-Feb period is when we have an influx of enquiries for weddings & events, generating bookings/deposits for next year/2023.

Delivery notes

This is currently a Devon based business BUT it could easily be relocated as the content is editable to meet the needs of new owners should this be required.

Contact notes

Contact us now to take advantage of this rare opportunity to buy an award winning, successful business and benefit from the reputation…the hard work that has already been done for you!

Please contact Andy & Tara on 07818 048 895 - we would be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

Price: £49950 VAT Free
Ref#: 07ABCA64C2D1

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