• 20 May 2021
  • 11 May 2021
  • 20 April 2021


    Matthew has worked in the family business on and off for around 8 years, starting on weekends and holidays from school. After finishing high school on the Isle of Arran, he went off to University in Glasgow to study sports therapy, and completed his study at The University of Cumbria in Carlisle.  After... Read more

  • 19 April 2021


    We are mobilising our members, the wider industry and other parts of the hospitality sector to promote their products to all those holidaying in the country this summer. Our campaign, The Great British Ice Cream Staycation,  is encouraging businesses of all types and sizes to get... Read more

  • Tony Federici, Marvin Benton recipient with awards
    13 April 2021

    "We are delighted that dad has been nominated for this prestigious award. He is truly the most wonderful man and father (we know we’re biased) and he has dedicated his entire life to ice cream. It’s literally in his, and now our, blood. How wonderful that we might be able to share how great he is with the world.

    ... Read more
  • 13 April 2021

    A massive congratulations to Jimmy Robinson, Mobiler of the Year 2021.

    “I still remember my first day out in the van how much I loved it, being my own boss, I even remember, my takings of £76, & thinking this was great. I put my heart, soul, and drive into my ice cream business.

    ... Read more
  • 29 July 2020

    CEO of the alliance Zelica Carr told ithat mobile vans and parlours had struggled during lockdown and many were concerned about survival. Extending the scope of the VAT policy “could make such a massive difference” to the industry.

    Social... Read more

  • 17 July 2020

    Our Chief Executive Officer Zelica Carr has written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak and our local MP Amanda Solloway to lobby for a reduction in VAT to include takeaway ice cream products from ice cream parlours and ice cream vans.    Members wishing to lobby their MPs email info... Read more

  • 07 July 2020

    From Saturday 4th July 2020, the Prime Minister has announced that pubs, restaurants and hairdressers will be able to reopen in England, providing they adhere to COVID-19 Secure guidelines. Scotland is looking to re-open restaurants... Read more

  • 20 May 2020


    Many ice-cream traders have taken steps to ensure customers’ safety, and the ICA had sent out guidance to members – reminding them that 2 metres is roughly the length of a van, asking them to use contactless payments where possible, wear protective equipment such as gloves and use cone-holders... Read more


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