It’s no surprise that small businesses are on the rise, with a staggering 5.4 million SMEs in the UK in 2016. However, the sad truth is that many of Britain’s SME’s rarely make it past the 5 year milestone, and are constantly looking for new ways to optimise their business models, increase revenue and make cost effective decisions.

Refrigerated van hire can offer many SMEs new opportunities, from florists to those in the food and drinks industry. So what opportunities can it offer these small businesses looking for ways to expand their brand and buyer interest?

By hiring refrigerated vans, small businesses are no longer confined to the premise of their shop. Attending certain shows throughout the year can pay off big time when it comes to brand recognition, and can earn you a tidy profit due to the volume of people that come and go throughout such events.

These days the current trends are leaning towards bespoke, locally sourced produce, which can be a big selling point for small or local businesses. In fact, according to a recent YouGov study, 79% of adults think it’s important that people in Britain buy locally sourced produce.

Furthermore, hiring a refrigerated van means your business is able to deliver its goods straight to the door of its customers. This localised delivery service can attract a new range of consumers and increase your customer base with minimal spend.

Temperature controlled refrigerated vans means that any produce can be stored, delivered or sold across the UK. If you’re thinking of hiring a refrigerated van, or are simply looking to find out more information, Cole Hire can help you with every step of the way from the initial phone call to ensuring you are matched with the right vehicle for your needs.

Our temperature controlled vans include a range of chiller or freezer compartments and are available in short, medium or long base, low or medium roof, with or without a tail lift and specialist vehicles for those transferring garments or clothing.

Optimising your business shouldn’t be a daunting experience, and finding new opportunities can be just what your business needs to take off.