Ice Cream Vans for sale in Blackburn

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Leasehold Ice Cream Catering Supplies Business Blackburn Lancashire North West For Sale

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £120,000
Seller Reference: 1275
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Seller Reference: 1275
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Business Description
AJF Commercial Business Sales are delighted to welcome to the market this extremely profitable, well known and well-established family run ice cream and catering business for sale in the industrial town of Blackburn, Lancashire.


Blackburn is a busy and vibrant town and hosts an abundance of high street named shops, retail parks, sports centres and facilities, complimentary businesses, schools and residential housing.

The business operates from 2 x good sized interjoining industrial units within a trading estate in a large prominent retail / industrial position within the town.

The business is easily accessible from all major roads and motorway networks.

The M65 motorway linking nearby towns, and the A666 Bolton to Blackburn road are both just a short drive away.

Outside the premises there is ample allocated car parking spaces for staff and customers.


This highly recommended ice cream and catering business has been in the careful hands of our client since 1975 and over this time have built up and gained an excellent reputation.

The business is extremely well known in the area for supplying and selling ice cream, retro sweets and hot and cold food to surrounding areas in parks, events and to local businesses.

Our client has:

5 x sign written ice cream vans.

3 x mobile ice cream trailers (ideal for carrying extra stock).

2 x hot and cold food / snack catering units, both fully fitted out with a good range of catering equipment.

Our client has street trader license's within the borough and Council contracts are in place with 5 parks within the area and are permanent pitches for selling ice cream and food.

Our client also advises that they have permanent pitches at Blackburn Rovers Football Club (Ewood Park) and other grass roots football pitches at Mill Hill in Blackburn, along with a cricket catering site at Pleasington.

The business is extremely popular within the local community and thrives of much loyal and repeat trade.

Our client has a good social media presence on Facebook, keeping customers up to date.

The business currently does not have a website in place, however, one could be created which could introduce online sales and further advertising.

The business has a 5* food hygiene certificate.


2 good sized industrial units (interjoined) with good frontal advertising signage.

Allocated customer and staff car parking to the front of both units.

The premises are protected with steel shutter doors and double alarm system (one linking to Police).

Entrance door leading into good size open plan unit with parking spaces for the ice cream vans, ice cream trailers and catering units.

Good sized open plan unit to accommodate stock with racking and shelving throughout and 2 x ‘walk in’ cold stores / freezers.

2 x offices with a range of furniture, computer, printer, card machine, telephone and secure cash / valuables safe.

Door leading to rear room which is well stocked with a large number of spare parts for the ice cream vans and catering units.

Kitchen area.


Stairs leading to good sized mezzanine floor used currently for stock with door leading to managers office.

Reason for sale:

The business has become available to the market to allow our client to take a well-deserved early retirement.


We are advised that the tenure is Leasehold.


We are advised that the business is currently exempt from Business Rates.


The business is family run and we are advised that there are approximately 15 additional staff members who work as and when required.

Financial Information:

Turnover - Available on request.


This is a fantastic opportunity to own a highly recommended and well known ice cream and food catering business in a good trading area.

Our clients have passionately grown and enjoyed running the business over the years, thriving off recommendations and much loyal and repeat trade.

This is a great opportunity to own and develop this established business, being ‘walk in start trading condition’,

Therefore, AJF Commercial Business Sales strongly recommend early discussion to view.

Contact Details:

If you would like to contact us to discuss the business in further detail or to arrange a viewing, you can by the following methods:

Telephone – 01204 325 101

Email –

Website –

You can also find us on:

Facebook – AJF Commercial Business Sales

Twitter - @ajfcommercial

Instagram - @ajf_commercial
Location Details:
Blackburn, Lancashire
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