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Villagefetes NEWSLETTER FOR EVENT AND LEISURE BUSINESSES
Issue Number.118 July 2012
EVERYTHING FOR EVENT AND LEISURE RELATED BUSINESSES IN ONE PLACE
Link to www.sandwich-van.co.uk
It's been a tough first half of the year for many event businesses due to the weather, then just as things start to pick up we start hearing reports of event businesses paying fees for pitches at Olympic related events that either don't exist or where turnout has been very poor. We've said it time and time again "Do Your Homework!" and say to yourself "I will need to sell X amount of food items or rides just to cover that pitch fee before making a profit". If that sounds feasible research the event thoroughly and check with authorities.
Taking your Catering Services to the Customer
A sandwich or snack van conversion has to be the perfect choice for any new mobile catering business that is looking for the freedom and ability to trade at multiple daily locations. Perfect for building regular lunchtime rounds on industrial estates or attending several event venues over a day, a good van conversion fitted out with quality equipment has to be a good investment. Browse our newsletter advertisers or visit our Suppliers Directory for more
Suppliers In Focus
Link to www.bespoketricycles.co.uk
BESPOKE TRICYCLES LTD
We manufacture an affordable and eco-friendly unique range of quality vending tricycles to suit a range of products and purposes...
Link to www.dogeatdoginc.com
DOG EAT DOG INC
We manufacture a range of well made mobile carts at competitive low prices: Hot dog and grill carts, crepe and coffee carts, kiosks...
Business Planning
Carefully plan where you can operate your new catering unit.
The general consensus and attitude by many new inexperienced mobile caterers is that you can just pull up anywhere, open the hatch and start serving food. Unfortunately with all the current food safety regulations and roadside trading laws the reality is somewhat different, which requires careful planning with permissions and trading licences obtained where needed.
Questions to ask...
1. Do you feel there's a need for a food outlet in any particular location?
2. Are there already numerous mobile caterers operating in that area?
3. Are there usually objections to food outlets from residents or council's?
Ensure that you...
1. Contact your local council (in all cases) to check if a license is required.
2. Seek permission from land owners or businesses to trade nearby.
3. Do a customer survey and check whether your service is needed or not.
You can read more of this article and other useful start up information here
Suppliers In Focus
Link to www.reallyawesomecoffee.co.uk
REALLY AWESOME COFFEE
Bespoke coffee van conversion service as well as our premium Volkswagen mobile cafes. Supply specialist EPoS software systems.
Link to AK Covers web page
A K COVERS
We are specialist manufacturers of custom-made valances for the mobile catering trade, heavy duty PVC, non-fading and durable...
Round Up
To help new start up event related businesses get of the starting line and celebrate the 16 days of Olympic Games we are giving a sporting 16% discount to all new advertisers who sprint onto our Countyfetes website. No hurdles to jump, simply give us a call on 0345 226 7373 or fill out our form. Please quote "Olympic Offer", promotion starts 27th July, ends 12th August.
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