Mobile BBQ & Catering is an award-winning mobile BBQ company established over 30 years ago. They provide freshly cooked BBQ food and buffets for weddings, parties, and corporate events across Dorset. 

The owner of Mobile BBQ recently asked the team at Broadview to upgrade his Vauxhall catering van with one of our awning and side panel systems. As his work involves handling food, protecting his workspace from bad weather and the hot midday sun was key. The shading needed to provide enough shelter for him to set up his equipment and grill underneath, while also matching his company colours and branding. 

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The Solution

Once we had a good idea of what the client was looking for, we decided the Anexe Pro 1 awning would be the perfect fit. Not only is the Pro 1 strong and reliable, but it can also be set up quickly and with ease. This is especially important in such a fast-paced industry as catering. It can withstand wind forces of up to Force 6, guaranteeing to protect the client’s workspace from the worst the weather has to offer. 

From our head office in Poole, we measured the client's work van and custom designed the awning to fit onto it perfectly. The awning boasts a spacious 2.8m width and 2m projection, providing more than enough room for the client to store their equipment underneath. To offer even more protection from the elements, we included two quick-fit side panels with windows. These panels will shield the client and his workspace from any potential rain or wind that comes their way. 

We customised the client's awning to match seamlessly with his company and van. The hardware was produced in black powder-coated aluminium to blend with his vehicle, while the side panels were made from black fabric. The panels were also printed with the company's artwork, providing a unique touch that reinforced brand identity. This personalised design served as a free marketing tool while our client worked, showcasing his professionalism and making his business stand out from competitors.

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The Results

Thanks to the exceptional coverage provided by the Pro 1 awning and side panels, the owner of Mobile BBQ can now cook and serve delicious food without worrying about the weather. The awning provides a cool and comfortable spot during hot summer days, while the side panels offer excellent protection during rainy weather. This setup allows the owner to keep grilling and serving rain or shine and makes sure his business continues to run smoothly no matter what.

Protect Your Workspace with Broadview’s High-End Vehicle Awnings

At Broadview, we pride ourselves on offering a range of sturdy, easy-to-use awnings that are guaranteed to meet the specific needs of your business. With a wide variety of colours and sizes available, we can design the perfect fit for your vehicle, regardless of its size or type. 

Looking to take your awning to the next level? Upgrade it with some of our optional features! These include LED lighting, custom branding, side panels, and motorised operation, among others. can take your awning to the next level. You can explore our gallery to get a better idea of all the options we have to offer. 

Request a quote online or give us a call on 01202 679012 today. We look forward to working with you!

Broadview awning for vauxhall catering van
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