Retirement prompts sale of mobile fish and chip van business

Pauline and Richard Ramsay.

For nearly four decades Ramsay’s Fish and Chip van has visited villages throughout the Yorkshire Dales delivering suppers to hungry families, but after serving three generations the husband and wife team are hanging up their overalls and putting the business up for sale.

Despite becoming a local icon, founders Richard and Pauline Ramsay have decided to retire and to sell the mobile catering van to a new proprietor.

Richard said: “It’s time we called it a day. We’ve really enjoyed building up our trade over the years and are proud to say that we have created a solid and profitable business.

“It’s time to pass this on and we hope that someone will come forward and continue the legacy.

“It would be sad to see the van go and would be a real shame for the Dales. It has become an attraction and has welcomed visitors from as far afield as Australia.”


Photo: Guy Carpenter.

As well as serving suppers to tourists from the other side of the world, due to its popularity, Ramsay’s has also featured in a national Welcome to Yorkshire advert, on the Dales Diary and in several leading national newspapers.

“There comes a time when you need to make a decision and to step aside and give someone else a chance,” said Richard.

“We’ve come to that point and really do hope that whoever buys the van gets as much enjoyment out of it as we have.”

The business has been put up for sale for £99,950, with the sale literature saying the business had a turnover of £151,165 and gross profit of £96,864 in 2017.

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