New business tastes success

MHDE-16-08-12-Sweets-Aug40 'For business News,Vintage sweet cart business.' Pictured,Linda and Allen Terry .
MHDE-16-08-12-Sweets-Aug40 'For business News,Vintage sweet cart business.' Pictured,Linda and Allen Terry .
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A DAVENTRY couple are living the sweet life with their new business.

Alan and Linda Terry, who live in The Willows, set up Vintage Sweet Stalls after an idea from their daughter.

They hire out traditional sweet carts to weddings and other events.

Mr Terry said: “Earlier this summer our daughter got married.

“Knowing how much I enjoy woodwork she asked me if I could make an old fashioned sweet cart so they could offer their guests an old fashioned/traditional pick and mix, as part of their evening buffet.

“This went down really well, not only with all of the guests but even the hotel were keen to take us onto their books saying how well it would fit in with not only their wedding packages but also conference and corporate events.

“To be honest we thought the kids would enjoy it but we were overwhelmed by how much the adults enjoyed and got excited about it, this gave us the idea to take it forward as a business.

“They make such a fun talking point, creating a real wow factor for guests as everyone has their own favourite. With the carts we aim to cater for a mixture of traditional, retro and childhood favourites.

“And we’ve also had a lot of interest online and done a few more parties as well.”

The pair offer a full-sized, homemade sweet cart laden with your choice of vintage sweets which is enough for 120-150 guests.

Mrs Terry said: “We can get all sorts of sweets for people.

“The favourites are things like Love Hearts and Flying Saucers.

“But people also ask for all sorts of things we haven’t heard of, and then we look and they’re available – just about any vintage sweet you can think of, we can find!”

Go to www.vinagesweetstalls.com or call 07722 404403 for more information.