Ice Cream Van Insurance Birmingham
Birmingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and visitor numbers are rapidly on the rise year-on-year. It isn’t just for commercial reasons either. Birmingham is a leading destination for entertainment and relaxation and where there’s people, there’s a demand for refreshments and on a glorious summer’s day what better than an ice cream to cool you down?
Birmingham city center has an abundance of ice cream parlors coupled with specialty gelato and frozen yoghurt establishments. If you’re in the city for cricket, football, a concert, athletics or having a stroll around Cannon Hill Park an ice cream is definitely the order of the day.
A successful British ice cream business is the well-known Mr Whippy, which was founded by Dominic Facchino in Birmingham in 1958. Dominic and likeminded entrepreneurs play jingles or chimes to announce their arrival to customers. Never has the choice of chimes been so competitive.
Most of the country’s 5,000 ice-cream van chimes are made by Micro Miniatures in Staffordshire, which for 25 years has offered the most technologically advanced chimes (most are now digital) and an extensive range of tunes. We are no longer restricted to O Sole Mio chimes so keep your ears open for chimes ranging from Jerusalem to The Stripper, Nessun Dorma, Cherry Ripe and Waltzing Matilda.
Its always surprising to see the variety of vehicles used for ice cream sales. Generally, it’s a Ford Transit of Mercedes Sprinter which is the chosen beast of burden but we are seeing people turning their back on tradition and stepping into everything retro. Citroen H vans, Volkswagen (VW) converted campers, Commer vans, Bedford CF & HA vans to ice cream tricycle and trailers.
So, once the chimes have worked their magic on you and only a visit to the van will satisfy you what’s it to be an ice cream or a lolly? A recent study suggests that 28% of lolly lovers prefer magnums with its nearest competitor at 8% is the Fab. Top spot for ice cream aficionado’s is Vanilla, followed by chocolate, strawberry and mint choc chip.
Increasingly popular is to have an ice cream van attend a private party or function, proms to weddings. Many Birmingham ice cream business will supply a vintage or modern van for the city and surrounding areas. Also offering you the choice of flavours on offer.
If you’re a business with a similar trading style or a new business looking to set up soon and you’re looking for an insurance quote for either a van or an ice cream parlour one of our team of ice cream insurance experts will be happy to assist you and find the policy that suits.
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