Blackburn ice cream vans for sale as historic business hits the market

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Mr. Whippy connoisseur or if you are looking for a new adventure, you may be in luck. A popular ice-cream and catering business is now on the market in Blackburn, as the current, well-established owners are looking to move on having had it since 1975.

Located in the vibrant and busy town of Blackburn, it is the perfect opportunity for someone already in a similar business or someone who’s looking for the right chance. The business itself operates from two good sized interjoining industrial units, within a trading estate that’s in a prominent position of the town. Where it’s situated also means it’s easily accessible from all major roads and motorway networks, linking the nearby towns.

READ MORE: A horse-lover’s dream – stunning GBP1.5m five-bed house complete with stables, grazing land and menage The owners have had the business for over 45 years and have been an excellent reputation in the area. They are selling for a leasehold price of GBP120k.

It is extremely well-known for supplying and selling ice-creams and retro sweets, as well as hot and cold food in the catering van for parks, events and local businesses. Up for grabs are the five sign-written ice-cream vans, three mobile ice-cream trailers, used for carrying extra stock and two hot and cold food catering units which are fully-fitted with a good range of catering equipment. These are on the market for a leasehold price of GBP120k and include the street trader licenses and Council contracts already in place to sell the ice-cream and food in the area.

The vans and trailers for the ice-cream side of the business

Permanent pitches are also in place at Blackburn Rovers Football Club and other grassroots pitches including Mill Hill and a cricket catering site at Pleasington.

Although the reputation is already strong, further business could be created by establishing a website for the company, which currently does not exist. There is also a five-star food hygiene certificate attached to the business and outside the premises, ample allocated car parking spaces are available for both staff and for customers. Inside the premises of the two industrial units, there is plenty of spaces for the vans and a good-sized open plan unit to accommodate stock.

Two offices with a range of furniture, a computer, printer, card machine, telephone and safe can be found.

There is also a toilet, kitchen area and a door leading to a rear room for spare parts for the vans and units and stairs to the managers office.

The business is family-run and approximately, there are 15 additional staff members who work as and when required.

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