A PART-TIME job selling ice-cream when Robert Ferrett was at school has turned into a thriving business - even during the coronavirus pandemic.

Robert set up Ice Cream Bournemouth in 2010 and you voted the mobile ice cream service as this week's Trader of the Week.

"It grew from a job I loved while at school," said Robert, who now has a fleet of ice cream vans and several members of staff.

Ice Cream Bournemouth serves everyone from street trading to deliveries and at numerous festivals and events.

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Robert said: "Like everyone else this year, due to Covid-19, we have experienced a rollercoaster of a season."

But always adapting, Rob launched a new contact free, delivery service to keep people happy at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Not being able to street trade and with a lot of uncertainties, it was a difficult time. 

"But little did we know early in lockdown, that introducing our Ice Cream & Desserts Delivery Service would take off like it did!

"Trays of deliciousness, ordered, paid for and delivered as a complete contactless service has been, and still is a great hit.

"Throughout lockdown our ice cream trays were being ordered as pick-me-ups and treats for family, friends and neighbours - creating so many smiles all around the town."

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Ice cream delivery became a winner for Robert, whose daily booking quota was filled just eight minutes from its announcement.

"We were fully booked for weeks," said Robert.

"Settling back into to some sort of normality has now given us time to reflect. For us at Ice Cream Bournemouth has been an absolute pleasure serving local members of the public and their families - especially during this unprecedented time and we are very thankful for their custom.

"Without you guys it just wouldn’t have been possible!" 

Ice Cream Bournemouth is back to regular street trading and now the children are back at school, Rob is serving his delicious ice cream from his fleet of vans at weekends.

"Our 2021 diary is now open for any future bookings, for larger events football tournaments, festivals and school fairs.

"So if you would like to ask us about next year, or have any enquires at all, please get in touch."

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W: IceCreamBournemouth.co.uk