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Here you will find our monthly Blog and all the latest news (or should that be Scoops?!) together with a calendar of events for the next few weeks detailing forthcoming wedding fairs, public shows and other main events that we will be attending. We’ll also keep you up to date on our new products and services that will be introduced throughout the year so please keep popping back to visit us to see what we have in store. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter too.

“Have you herd the moos!”

Aug 2019 : Weddings at Coworth Park, Ascot & Wrest Hall, Silsoe

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Jul 2019 : Corporate Ice Creams – Nationwide

…here’s a flavour of some of the Corporate events we attended this month:  

  • Sir Alex Ferguson’s Annual Golf Classic sponsored by Morson Group.
  • Canada Life, Potters Bar – Reward  & Recognition to 600 staff.
  • Key Travel Group, Manchester – Office Summer Party/BBQ for 200 employees.
  • Cision Group, Canary Wharf, London – Reward  & Recognition to 250 staff.
  • Cratus Communications Annual Corporate Drinks Party – West Beach, Bournemouth.
  • Openreach, Liverpool, Sheffield and Norwich – Saying Thank you to employees.
  • Otley Cycle Races, Yorkshire – Corporate  enclosure serving 200 VIPs.
  • Shoosmiths LLP, Leeds – Treating staff to ice creams.
  • Bellway Homes, Wigan & Preston – Show Home Open Days.
  • David Lewis Organisation – Annual Summer Party.

Jun 2019 : Company Car In Action Sees Ice Dream Support Suzuki

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May 2019 : Great Review From Great Rail Journeys Product Launch

‘What a fantastic day we’ve had at Great Rail Journeys! The Ice Dream Team were wonderful, bringing ice cream heaven to 150 employees at our head office in York! From the branding support to the ice cream flavours – the whole experience was not only delicious, but so much fun! We absolutely loved it, Neil & Tracey were so polite, tidy, patient and enthusiastic – would recommend to anyone! Thank you so much, you’ve helped us celebrate a new product launch perfectly!’   Frances Geale Brand Manager – Great Rail Journeys

Apr 2019 : Bacup Easter Festival Goes Down A Storm With Star Wars VIPs

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Mar 2019 : Forthcoming Wedding Fairs & Public Events

Event: Bacup Easter Festival, Irwell Terrace, Bacup Date: 20th Apr Time: 10-4 p.m.

Venue: Big Chief Tipis Wedding Weekend, Mobberley. Dates: 27-28th Apr  Time: 11-4 p.m. 

Venue: Astley Bank Hotel Wedding Fair, Darwen. Date: 10th May  Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Venue: Stirk House Hotel Wedding Fair, Gisburn. Date: 19th May  Time: 11-4 p.m. 

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel Wedding Open Day, Blackburn. Date: 19th May  Time: 12-3 p.m.

Event: Accrington Lions Fun Day – St Johns School, Rishton Date: 19th May  Time: 11-4 p.m.

Event: Bacup Heritage Day, Irwell Terrace, Bacup Date: 25th May  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Event: Great Harwood Agricultural Show, New Showground Date: 27th May  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Event: Child Action NW – Pound Day, Foxfields, Billington Date: 2nd June  Time: 10-4 p.m.

Feb 2019 : The Ice Dream Team Scoop For Britain’s Got Talent

No, we weren’t auditioning! but when the Producer’s of the show contacted us to attend day 1 of the Manchester Auditions at The Lowry to serve ice cream it was a ‘Yes’ from us!  We had a great day soaking up the party atmosphere and all the excitement upon the BGT Judges’ arrival at venue and subsequent official photo shoots right through to the evening audition sessions. Our cameras unfortunately were not permitted with our back-stage passes, but hey! – we came, we saw, we scooped! and we can’t wait to watch series 13 scheduled to be broadcast on ITV in early April.

Jan 2019 : New Year, New Services, New Website

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Dec 2018 : Festive Ice Dream Wedding

Our Winter Wonderland themed trikes were both booked out this month and made a wonderful festive display for newly weds Shona & Nick (also now known as Mr & Mrs Atherton!) who tied the knot on 27th December at Stirk House Hotel, Clitheroe, Lancashire. The Ice Dream Sleigh ‘Wowed’ guests and with plenty luxurious ice cream on board together with our Alpine Snow Trike providing a host of traditional sweets – the wedding party were certainly very well catered for right into the night!

We also received a lovely message the next day from the happy couple thanking us for everything stating how wonderful and delicious it all was. Dream come true – Job done!  

Nov 2018 : Winter Preparations Well Underway at Dream HQ

Our Ice Dream Sleigh and Alpine Snow Trike are currently in the workshop getting their annual service and will be ready for the festive period very soon. Our Traditional Santa suit is also getting ready for the big man’s annual Santa Experience. Every year we get so many comments that our Santa’s outfit is the best people have ever seen so we’ll be including it for general hire from next year. We will also be adding some new festive decor hire packages in the new year which will include decorative lanterns, giant baubles and other venue dressing items to complement our Experiences.

Oct 2018 : A Return Visit To Cardiff For A Great Mehndi Party!

Two of our tricycles rolled into County Hall in Cardiff’s Atlantic Wharf to deliver an Ice Dream Experience to celebrate and share in Purva Khalid’s Mehndi Party on 24th October. We’re no stranger to Cardiff having visited there before for wedding and corporate events and we received a lovely warm welcome. Our ice cream trikes were decorated in gold, magenta and bottle green along with number plates ‘PURVA S’ ‘MEHNDI’ providing a classy personal touch. It was a great party and demand was high for Ferrero Rocher and Salted Caramel! 

Sep 2018 : Ice Creams Fly Out of Heathrow at Intrinsic Expo

The Sofitel Hotel at Terminal 5, Heathrow was the venue for Intrinsic 2018 – a Finance Expo of nearly 70 exhibiting companies. Following the success of us working with Legal & General at last year’s Festival of Financial Planning at Birmingham NEC, we returned again to attend the Legal & General exhibition stand at The Sofitel with our previously branded ice cream tricycle. In the bustling heat of this event with over 1000 delegates attending, the first L&G branded ice creams flew out as early as 9.30 a.m.! but thankfully we had come prepared with plenty of stock to cope with demand through the day. 

Aug 2018 : AM Resorts Summer Vibes UK Tour

This month saw us join the AM Resorts Team for their Summer Vibes UK marketing campaign. The events were by invitation only to travel industry professionals and raised awareness of AM Resorts new products and services across their 5 star luxury resorts around the globe. Lots of fun, selfies and a live Caribbean Steel Drum band together with great food and of course great ice cream ensured each event was very well attended. 
 
Our tricycle pictured above is outside the iconic Armadillo Scottish Event Campus shortly before kicking off the AM Resorts UK tour on the roof top terrace of No.29 Private Members Club, Glasgow. The tour then took us to the roof top terraces of Great John Street, Manchester; The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle; 30 Euston Square, London with visits to Birmingham Botanical Gardens and South Lodge, Horsham and a return visit to Glasgow along the way.
 
The most popular flavours of ice cream throughout the tour were Coconut & Lime closely followed by Mango & Passion Fruit; both of which were specifically included on the AM Resorts Menu to match the luxury, exotic, tropical theme.

Jul 2018 : North West Schools Win Ice Dream Experiences

Manchester Airport Junior Apprentice competition returned again this year where Year 6 pupils from schools in Greater Manchester were invited to design an advertising poster and radio advert with this year’s campaign being ‘Safety in the Sun’.

The winning poster, pictured right was designed by Lacey Green Primary Academy and will be displayed throughout the airport and their radio advert will be broadcast in the coming weeks. Two other schools received runner up prizes of Ice Dream Experiences so we dropped in (…well, cycled in!) during term time to treat all the pupils involved which turned a normal school day into quite a fun one!

Jun 2018 : Selfridges Say ‘A Big Thank You’ With Ice Dream

It’s official! Selfridges & Co. has been voted ‘The Best Department Store in the World’! and by way of recognition for this great achievement The Ice Dream Experience rolled into town with ice creams being served simultaneously to all members of staff at both their Manchester flagship stores at Exchange Square in the city and The Trafford Centre.

Other organisations giving employees a thank you treat this month saw us attend Manchester Airport Group, Staysure Travel Insurance, Worldpay and First Central. Add to that attending the rooftop gardens at the new Kobalt Music Group HQ in London for their Summer Party we’ve certainly had a busy month in the soaring temperatures!

May 2018 : The Ice Dream Experience in Pole Position at Silverstone

 

Suzuki, a relative newcomer to the fleet car sales market firmly held its own against other car manufacturers at the showcase event that was Fleet Show 2018. Billed as the greatest show in fleet, the event was an opportunity for key decision makers in the fleet industry to test drive vehicles around the iconic Silverstone grand prix circuit. Suzuki brought all their latest fleet models to the show but it was the Suzuki Swift Sport that took No. 1 spot for the most test drives on the day for the company.

Our tricycle didn’t break any lap records but was a very popular attraction driving footfall into the Suzuki exhibition stand over the lunchtime period. We were also on hand all afternoon so test drivers were able to cool down Ice Dream style after undertaking their ‘hot’ laps!

We’ll be supporting Suzuki again next month on 12th & 13th June when they exhibit at Company Car In Action at another famous motoring venue – the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, home of the ‘High Speed Bowl’ – a two mile banked circuit normally used for high speed testing.

Apr 2018 : Royal Liver Building & Wedding De-ja Vu

Quite a few weddings this month but a new venue to ice dreams is The Venue at the iconic Royal Liver Building in Liverpool. Following the ceremony in the elegant Bella Ballroom, ice cream awaited guests outside on the first floor balcony which provided superb views of the Pier Head area and the River Mersey as the sun was setting over The Wirral. Coincidentally, the wedding co-ordinator at The Venue was no stranger to us… we had attended her wedding reception last year and she was delighted to find out we were on the list of attendees!

For further information and to checkout a full HD virtual tour of The Venue including the Bella Ballroom, please visit http://www.royalliverbuildingvenue.co.uk

Mar 2018 : Samsung Treats at Samsung House

Samsung Customer Service Team had recently undergone an internal re-brand and by way of acknowledgement and recognition to staff organised a special launch day at their HQ based at Chertsey, Surrey. Our two trikes pictured above with members of the Samsung Customer Service Team are sporting the company’s new Customer Experience branding including CX number plates. Over a busy lunchtime period we served 500 branded ice creams and they all when down a treat!

Feb 2018 : Wedding Season Starts Early at Dream HQ

A lovely Valentine time wedding saw us get our 2018 wedding season underway with a 5 star review on Facebook:

‘We booked The Ice Dream Experience for our wedding at Rookery Hall on 17th February 2018. It was a fairly last minute booking as we weren’t sure about our budget but we were really pleased we booked them as they were a great addition to our wedding and all our guests were positive about the ice cream flavours, waffle cones and flakes. The team also provide their colours to match our scheme.

The tricycle looked great with the parasol and lights. Communication throughout was great and everything needed for the venue was provided. Great service and addition to any party, would definitely recommend.

Thanks Neil and team for making our day/evening so special’ – Naomi and Paul Smith

Jan 2018 : Forthcoming Wedding Fairs

Venue: Astley Bank Hotel, Darwen. Dates: 16th Feb; 27th Apr   Time: 6-9 p.m. 

Venue: Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford. Dates: 18th Feb; 22nd Apr  Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Blackburn. Dates: 25th Feb; 11th Mar  Time: 12-4 p.m.

Dec 2017 : Dreams Really Can Come True at Christmas!

This year’s Santa Experience was extra special – not only did it snow in the photo shop (!) it actually snowed for real outside!!

Despite the snow and icy conditions, it didn’t stop plenty of eager children braving the cold to see the big man himself – and with super pictures like these, you forget about the cold, they just warm your heart!

Merry Christmas Everybody!

The Ice Dream Team

Nov 2017 : Ice Creams, Sunglasses & Umbrellas Go Down a Storm in November!

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) hosted the UK’s biggest conference in the financial calendar on 7-8 Nov at the NEC Birmingham. Over 3000 delegates and 150 exhibitors attended this year’s event which was themed on delivering a festival experience which made a break from the norm for such an event and which proved to be a winner all round.

Our ice cream tricycle seen here branded for the Legal & General stand was a very popular attraction pulling in delegates to their exhibition stand. On board over the 2 days, 1000 L&G branded ice creams were handed out proving there was still high demand for ice cream – even in November! Alongside our tricycle was also garden hoopla where delegates had a chance to win one of L&G’s iconic umbrellas! However, whilst only a limited number were available there were plenty consolation prizes of L&G sunglasses and ice creams!

Oct 2017 : Archerfield Estate Autumn Wedding

As the main wedding season draws to a close, we still had time to cross over the Scottish border again to attend a lovely wedding reception at Archerfield House; a stunning mansion house nestling in the Archerfield Estate & Gardens near North Berwick, East Lothian. An evening reception saw us serving right into the night making the Bride & Groom’s wedding day dream complete. Further information about this outstanding exclusive wedding venue can be viewed at https://www.archerfieldhouse.com

Sep 2017 : Forthcoming Wedding Fairs

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Blackburn.  Dates: 15th Oct; 19th Nov  Time: 12-4 p.m.

Venue: Mere Court Hotel, Knutsford.  Date: 12th Nov  Time: 12-4 p.m. 

Venue: Mytton Fold Hotel, Blackburn.  Date: 14th Jan  Time: 11-3 p.m.

Aug 2017 : 5 Star Reviews For The Ice Dream Experience

A busy month of Ice Dreams… here are just a few of the comments we received from some of the weddings we attended:

‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic service provided for our wedding on 28th August in Oxford. It was a big hit with all our guests, and the service was so professional and friendly. I really appreciated that the decor was exactly in keeping with our colour theme, even down to the green ribbons with gold trim! Everything looked beautiful and the ice cream was excellent!‘ Best wishes, Priya Rose Kochuparampil

‘Dave and Laura’s wedding 12.08.17. Thank you for being so professional and adding to a great day. The sun came out and the ice cream went down a treat. The set up and quality of the ice cream was first rate and I would recommend you to anyone considering a function.’ Mother of the Bride

‘We just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for attending our wedding on 5th August. Everything you did was absolutely perfect and faultless. I’ve left a review on facebook to help spread the word about how amazing you are!’ Many, many thanks, Charlotte & Chris Whittaker

‘I just want to say a massive thank you for the ice cream and games on our wedding day (04.08.17). It all went down a treat, the guests loved it and couldn’t get enough of the ice cream. The kids loved playing with the games and it kept them entertained all afternoon!!’ Thanks again Lauren & David

Jul 2017 : Away Days & Corporate Team Building On The Thames

Over and above a host of July weddings, we also attended a wide variety of corporate events too. The Mere Golf Resort near Manchester was again the venue for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Golf Classic sponsored by Morson Group where our tricycles served players both on and off the green. We also kept 150 delegates refreshed at the luxury 5 Red Star Glenapp Castle Hotel on the Ayrshire coast as part of a client’s finale of their residential activity conference. Add to that a solicitors summer party for their 250 employees and four days in Henley-on Thames, we didn’t have much time to rest the scoops this month!

Henley is an idyllic setting for companies holding their Away Days and launches people into the great outdoors far away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Organised by Team Activity Group (http://www.tag-events.com) based in Henley itself, there were plenty of Team Building Events including Dragon Boat Racing, Archery and It’s A Knockout style events which kept the fun factor up. Of course we were on hand to keep delegates cooled down with ice cream in the summer heat of competitive fun but if that wasn’t enough delegates could also take a short pleasure trip on ‘The Genevieve’ pictured above which was voted Best Boat in The Thames Traditional Boat Festival!

Jun 2017 : Nationwide Ice Dreams & Snow In June!

Our travels this month took us from Kew Gardens Weddings to Edinburgh Botanical Gardens; From Durham Academy Prom to Nottingham University Cocktail Society Ball. The Cock-Soc Ball is legendary and certainly one of Nottingham’s oldest and best traditions. It is quite simply the event of the student calendar and a right of passage for anyone attending The University of Nottingham.

This year’s theme was Narnia and it came complete with Narnia snow scene and props plus a fabulous snow machine for extra realism! We also brought along 2 of our Ice Dream Tricycles and served up 400 ice creams to the capacity crowd. We bowed out at 11.00 p.m. and then left everyone to party the rest of the night away!

Finally, credit has to be given to the organisers Carpe Noctum (http://www.carpenoctum.co.uk/) and the team of University volunteers for making the event such a success and for one of the best venue transformations we’ve ever seen!

May 2017 : The Only Way Is Ice Dream!

Broadcast on ITV Be on 3rdMay was the TOWIE season 20 finale which saw us spend all day on location at the TOWIE film set at the end of April meeting cast, extras and crew. In addition to serving ice cream to all throughout the day’s hectic filming schedule (and at times, weather!), our tricycle also managed a few brief appearances on-screen during the show at Dan’s Pool Party and Tommy and Georgia share a scene enjoying their ice creams as dusk falls.

Apr 2017 : Jewson Awards

Following a successful launch in 2016, Jewson held the second Young Trades person of the Year competition to showcase and celebrate the work of the building trade’s freshest talent. New for 2017 was the introduction of five entry categories with a grand prize of VIP festival tickets, a holiday abroad and up to £250-worth of building materials from Jewson.

This years award ceremony took place in Birmingham on 28th April and was hosted by TV entertainer Mark Dolan. Sponsors of each award together with shortlisted nominees were all treated to an evening of great entertainment, food & drink, and oh… our matching pair of ice cream and traditional sweet carts too!

Mar 2017 : Happy Birthday To Us!

On the first day of British Summer Time 2011, The Ice Dream Experience was founded and our first ice cream was sold to a young boy riding his bike in our small local park. Little did we know that in 2016 we’d be serving the staff of renowned Claridge’s on their picnic in a ‘slightly’ larger… Hyde Park! It’s been a fantastic journey and yes, a lot of hard work too!

2017 is now well underway and British Summer Time kicks in on the 26th to mark the start of another exciting year for us here at Dream HQ. New projects and new showroom premises are keeping us busy and we’re looking forward to the summer months and making lots more dreams come true!

Feb 2017 : Wedding Fair Season Is Here!

Forthcoming Wedding Open Days

Venue: Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn.  Dates: 15th Mar; 23th Apr; 21st May  Time: 12-4 p.m.

Venue: The Great Hall at Mains, Poulton-le-Fylde.  Date: 1st May   Time: 11-4 p.m. 

Venue: Sonje Jones, Unit 4 Industrial Estate, Poulton-le-Fylde. Date:22nd May Time:11-3 p.m.

You’ll see a selection of our tricycles and other services showcasing at each event and there’s also chance to taste some popular wedding ice cream flavours such as Ferrero Rocher, Irish Cream and Mango & Passion Fruit. Our trikes and tandem are already booked out next month, so our wedding season is starting early again this year!

Jan 2017 : Natural Paving Invite You To ‘Dig in’ at Jewson Live, N.E.C.

Last month Birmingham N.E.C. played host to the UK’s largest builders’ merchants show – Jewson Live. We were in attendance as part of the Natural Paving Products Ltd exhibition stand in which they were promoting new products, specifically launching their new hot Italian outdoor porcelain tile range. To go with the Italian theme, we served up 1000 Italian gelato ice creams and vistors to the show were encouraged to cool down and ‘dig in’ to complimentary ice creams using miniature ‘shovel’ spoons!

Dec 2016 : Winter Wonderland in The Ice Dream Experience New Showroom

A ‘sneak peek’ at our new showroom and our display for the festive season. Winter Wonderland and Festive Wedding bookings now being taken for December 2017/18.

Nov 2016 : Silversea Pre-Launch Events for New Luxury Flagship ‘Silver Muse’

Over the last 3 months we attended pre-launch events across the country for Silversea Cruises in the run up to the Italian family owned company taking delivery of Silver Muse, their new ultra-luxury flagship which increases their fleet of cruise ships to nine. Silver Muse raises the bar yet again in ultra luxury cruising and she sets sail on her maiden voyage in the Spring from Monaco.

An integral part of the Silversea experience is of course… exquisite dining, and by request we sourced genuine Italian hand made gelato to give guests a taste of Italian cuisine and what to expect on board.

Oct 2016 : Home Sweet Homes at Anwyl

Anwyl Homes held a successful Open Day at their new Abbeyfields development  near Sandbach. Those of you who follow us will know we were in Sandbach earlier this year with BBC Northwest when we gave out free ice cream in the summer sun but unfortunately the weather wasn’t quite so kind to us this month. However, we were still able to provide a popular attraction for families visiting the site with our Ice Dream Sweet Cart. Complete with lemon sherbets, choc limes, fruit salad chews as well as chocolate caramels, truffles and other traditional favourites. We were on hand all day to keep the children occupied whilst mums and dads had chance to view their new potential home!

Sep 2016 : Staff at Asda HQ ‘Tickled Pink’ With Their Ice Dream Experience

Asda House, Leeds played host to a fab day of fundraising to celebrate the 20thAnniversary of their Tickled Pink Campaign, on course to raise 50 million pounds by the end of 2016. Tickled Pink uniquely supports the two UK leading breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now.

Our pink tricycles were on hand all day to offer a wide range of ice cream flavours including Ferrero Rocher, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cheesecake, Wild Cherry, Mango & Passion Fruit… in fact 5 different flavours were on board each trike in order to tempt colleagues to try some in return for donations to the campaign – a big thank you to everyone who supported the event.

Aug 2016 : Dogs Trust Annual Summer Fun Day – A Huge Success!

The Dogs Trust Rehoming HQ in Leeds held their Annual Summer Show on 7th August. The fundraising event was very well attended and our trikes were kept very busy all afternoon thanks to the wonderful weather on the day. Over the years, we’ve been no stranger to serving our 4 legged friends and this event was no exception!

Jul 2016 : Maybourne Group Summer Picnic In The Park

Hyde Park, London was the chosen venue for the Maybourne Hotel Group Summer Picnic on 20th July. Maybourne Group owns and manages Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley, 3 of the world’s most renowned luxury London hotels. The event was attended by employees of the Group and a fun packed evening was had by all including volleyball, tug-of-war and even a couple of senior managers had a go at riding our tricycles!

As you would expect too, a gourmet buffet was provided and complemented by our Ice Dream machines bringing Mango & Passion Fruit, Raspberry and Wild Cherry yogurt ice creams into the park to help keep everybody cool in the sweltering heat that saw one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Jun 2016 : BBC North West Tonight – Putting The Fun Factor In The EU Referendum!

Earlier this month we had a day out beside the seaside in Morecambe where we were giving away free ice cream on behalf of the BBC Northwest Tonight programme who were filming short news items across the North West gauging the public’s current mood on the up and coming EU Referendum on 24th June.

Presenter, Roger Johnson from the Northwest Tonight Team seen here taking one of our tricycles for a spin along the prom before asking members of the public their views on the referendum. We also visited the cobbles at Sandbach and Rochdale town centre where it didn’t take long to create lots of interest – the big question was of course ‘Are you in or are you out?’ As you can see we had ‘IN’ & ‘OUT’ wafers for people to choose with their ice creams…. Who said voting can’t be fun!!

May 2016 : Huawei P9 Smartphone Launch at Vodafone HQ

The Ice Dream Team were kept busy at Vodafone HQ in Newbury earlier this month for Huawei’s launch of their brand new P9 Smartphone. Our ice cream tricycles were strategically set up within the grounds of the large Vodafone site to promote the new product launch and encourage people to take a few moments and visit the large Huawei exhibition stand that was set up within the main reception building for the day.

The new Huawei P9 boasts an impressive range of features including a new stunning dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica that gives more light and better clarity for amazing photos and videos. The full specification can be viewed at: http://consumer.huawei.com/uk/mobile-phones/p9/

Apr 2016 : Foodex 2016

On 18-20th April, Birmingham NEC hosted Foodex 2016 – the UK’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries. A one-stop shop for manufacturing professionals across the full industry spectrum. The show shined a light on top trends across the food manufacturing sectors: from improving trace-ability and consumer trust, transforming productivity and highlighting the latest new ingredients and super foods to make an impression on the industry. Our tricycle branded for Air Products Ltd. in their ‘Fresh Ideas’ marketing campaign helped successfully pull in and engage potential customers to their exhibition stand with complimentary ice creams on board over the 3 day event.

Mar 2016 : Public Launch in Cumbria for EnergyUnearthed Science Festival

EnergyUnearthed and partners launched an energetic Science Open Day at the Heritage site of Heron Corn Mill, Milnthorpe on 25th March. A day packed full of fun and inspiring activities that linked chocolate, springtime, eggs, wind mills, hay bales, water and electricity to generate enthusiasm for science and engineering – needless to say, we were there too with an eco-friendly ice cream tricycle on what was a lovely sunny day over the Easter period.

Contributions from organisations such as E.ON, Siemens Energy, The Royal Society of Chemistry, The Institute of Physics, and Science From The Start were exhibiting. Inter-active displays included ‘hair raising’ experiments with static electricity using a Van de Graaff generator and also generating electricity by pedal power utilising a high tech box of electronics created by Lancaster University that converted leg power into real power!

Feb 2016 : Calling All Romantics!

This Valentine’s Day… go on, say it with Ice Cream Dream!

Jan 2016 : Treasured Memories From The Santa Experience

Our Santa Experience, now 5 years on still remains as popular as ever… from new born babies just a few days old to some very excited children, they say a picture tells a thousand words… priceless! (Photographs reproduced courtesy of Heartfelt & Cherished Photography, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire www.heartfeltandcherished.com)

Trending presents on this year’s lists were toys from blockbuster films such as Star Wars and Disney Frozen (well, had to be really!!) Frozen Sing-A-Long Elsa beating Thunderbirds Tracy Island (making another come back) but top on the list for Santa was the ever popular and timeless Lego.

Happy New Year everyone!! The Ice Dream Team