For sale, a fun, vintage Prosecco Van business that has been running for the past three years and which we are now looking to sell due to family commitments. This business has been run on a part-time basis for the past three years attending around 10 mostly one-day open air events (village fayres, food festivals, concerts, Christmas markets) each year in and around the South East as well as a similar number of private bookings (weddings, parties etc) and a regular pitch at one of the country's most prestigious designer outlet centres. Under this scenario revenue typically amounts to approximately £20000 in a year. With more time and a willingness to attend more events and potentially invest in attending higher footfall events such as concerts and sports events this business could potentially make much more and be significantly expanded.
The van itself is a beautiful and eye-catching vintage-design Piaggio Ape that draws a lot of attention from passers by and customers but is only actually about 5 years old. It isn't road-registered, which saves on running costs, so is transported using a trailer, also included in this sale. It may be possible to register the vehicle but this isn't something that we have really looked into in great detail. The van drives perfectly when needed over short distances on private land. The van itself, although small, has storage space that is usually sufficient for most of a day's stock and other supplies. It is also small enough that it can often be driven (or pushed!) into a range of indoor spaces (e.g. sports halls, churchyards, shopping centres or larger homes and gardens). The van has a built-in Lindr flash chiller dispensing system with two taps that although has been mostly used to serve sparkling wine can just as easily be used to dispense cider, beer or even kombucha! There is room for another flash chiller for two more taps at the back of the van if required.
The business has huge scope for diversification with the vehicle potentially being used to explore alternative or additional revenue streams by for example: 1) providing a full bar (e.g. cocktails and more beer); 2) offering a range of food (e.g. mobile pizza van) or coffee allowing the van to be used on a daily basis at a fixed location (e.g. town centre, shopping centre, village square) with fewer restrictions; or 3) to support promotion of an existing venue, bar or restaurant and increase its outdoor serving capacity.
Included in this sale are:
--1 Piaggio Ape mini-van with twin Lindr flash chiller
--1 large collapsable branded gazebo with sides and weights which can be placed over or alongside the van or used as a serving area.
--Trailer and securing straps.
--Branded uniform and aprons
--2 iZettle card payment terminals
--Chalkboard and vintage dot menu board
--List of all events attended in the past together with organiser contact details
--All remaining serving equipment (disposable and reusable flutes, tumblers, Christmas mulled wine cups etc)
--Fold-down metal bistro sets in same colours as van.
--2 Mulled wine urns.
--List of suppliers and other contact details (insurance, maintenance etc)
--Existing website, email account and all social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram)
--One days training in running the business if required, either in person or remotely (phone, email, Zoom etc)
--All cleaning and dispensing equipment (line cleaner, keg couplers etc) and collapsable bin
Support and Training:
Up to 50 hours of assistance in the first 6 months of running the business, either in person or remotely (phone, email, Zoom etc) in addition to written guides and contact details for further assistance.
Mobile business -- sale includes contact details for local events that could be attended but could be located anywhere
Is this business relocatable: