Long-running Preston icecream brand Bonds has now undergone another change of hands, as Simon Rigby sells it on.
In 2017 Bonds of Elswich was bought by well-known businessman Simon Rigby, and relocated to the redeveloped Guild Hall, Lancaster Road.
The previous owner Martin Malloy retired in 2016, leading to the closing of Bonds which began trading in 1947.
Bonds was revitalised, in the form of a brand new ice-cream parlour and cafe situated on the bottom floor of the Guild Hall; opening in December of 2017.
Now it has been revealed that the brand has exchanged hands again, this time heading to a relatively unknown businessman, Ross Wallis.
Ross took to Facebook to say, ‘so the deal is finally completed!
‘I’m delighted to announce that today I’ve acquired Bonds of Elswick.
‘I’m proud to take custody of such a well-known brand and have big plans to develop the coffee shop, kiosk and restaurant in the new year.’
At this stage, it is unconfirmed whether Bonds will continue to operate from the Guild Hall but we expect more information to be released before the new year.