Cornish Oven bakery uses asset finance to grow business

The Cornish Oven

Cornish Oven bakery has added two smart new catering vans to its fleet with help from asset finance provider, Ignition.

Established in 2000, the popular bakery now has four shops across Cornwall in Pool, Camborne, Illogan and Helston, and a fleet of vans delivering fresh sandwiches to offices across the county.

The two new ‘Jiffy’ vans bring Cornish Oven’s fleet up to seven in total, and are specially designed for delivering hot and cold food, featuring heated and refrigerated sides and a hatch for service.

Cornish Oven owner, Giles Williams, has used Ignition for over a decade to help purchase essential equipment for expanding the business, such as coffee machines, ovens and freezers, and to help with the fit-out of the latest shop which opened in Helston last year. Purchase of catering delivery vans over the years has been essential for growing a key area of the business.

Williams said: “We realised that there are hundreds of people working in offices around Cornwall who don’t want the bother of making packed lunches in the morning, but are too busy or too far away from shops to go out and buy their lunch. By delivering to offices and industrial parks we provide the perfect solution – tasty, fresh food delivered to their desks. Good quality equipment and vehicles are essential to our business.”

Based in Truro, Ignition is a leading provider of vehicle and asset finance for SMEs, offering finance for a wide range of assets from plant and machinery to vehicles and business equipment.

Director, Paul Caunter, added: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Giles and his team over the years and to help Cornish Oven succeed by providing the equipment the business needs for essential growth.”

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