ONE of Bolton’s finest ice cream manufacturers set up a cool delivery service and staff are now delivering hundreds of tubs to homes during lockdown.

Employees at Holden’s & Co. are delivering the company’s famous treats to ice cream lovers across the area.

The award-winning company, Holden’s & Co. is based in Edgworth and was forced to reduce opening hours during lockdown.

The firm usually delivers in bulk to its suppliers in across Lancashire, but has since had hundreds of orders for home ice cream deliveries.

Lucy Cort, who owns the business with her dad Richard, said the home delivery service has been a ‘dynamic’ change for the company which was established in 1929.

She said: “The delivery service is in huge demand and we have had some fantastic feedback.

“Holden’s has been an essential lifeline within the community and we stayed open for those who needed us the most, delivering essential items.

“The ice cream home deliveries have really taken off and people are able to get their fix of our award-winning ice cream. It has been dynamic.”

As a family-run business, Holdens & Co. currently employs ten people working throughout its shop and cafe.

Lucy said the aim is to cherish its heritage whilst bringing new ideas and style to the fore.

She said: “The ice cream remains as local and traditional as ever, with the milk coming from the same farm just up the road and the recipe for Holdens Original not changing one bit.

“We have made deliveries to our loyal customers and it’s lovely to see the smiles on faces when our delicious ice-cream turns up.”

In 2016 Holdens & Co. opened its second site within the newly developed Kitchen Courtyard at Haigh Hall Country Park.

How to Order: 
Send  Holdens & Co. a private message on their facebook page with your phone number and someone will ring you back to confirm your order.
They’re delivering every Thursday to the following postcodes: BL1, BL2, BL5, BL6, BL7, BL8, BL9, BL10, OL10, OL11, OL12, M24.

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