Get Started - Small Jacket Potato Unit Towed By a Bicycle Around Offices?

by Nigel
(River Thames)

Dear Sir/Madam

I have for many years thought about selling jacket potatoes on a mobile basis,
I now live on the river Thames in-between Wands worth bridge and Battersea Bridge.I can see a huge market for jacket potatoes along the offices etc of the river Thames and surrounding office areas (SW11),

My set up is a small 5star trailer that is towed by a Brompton bicycle which
is also a London classic brand, the set up is small, but highly attractive,

All the market research I have done over many months has got me to the stage
Where I must set up this business and see how far I can grow this very much
required product.

Organic food I think, is the future with millions of people,

Anyway that’s the basis of my must do business, 1 small towable unit with a
bicycle towing the unit.

My question is what do I require legally to get my business started?

Any contact names, phone numbers, addresses etc would be great?

Best intentions

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Nov 22, 2010
Mobile Catering Business
by: David

Hi Nigel,

The first thing you need to do is to register your business with the local council of the area in which you will be trading. At the same time it would also be a good idea to explain your business outline to them, speak to an environmental health officer.

They should be able to tell you if a permit or street trading license is necessary, and supply you with the relevant forms to get your business up and running. From here it?s a matter of finding a suitable pitch if needed; getting any cooking/lpg equipment tested and investing in some public liability insurance.

Wishing you well with your new potential business



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