As the forecourt salesmen – or saleswomen like to say – this car is a sweet little runner.
This bite-size electric Smart car has been wrapped to look like an iconic Tunnock’s Teacake as the famous biscuit firm continues on the road to success.
In the meantime, the little four-wheel runabout is travelling the streets of Scotland with Tunnock’s sales director Fergus Loudon behind the wheel.
“It is really the prize possession of company owner Sir Boyd Tunnock,” said Tunnock’s.
“He takes regularly it out for a spin turning heads, not only with teacake and car fans, but traffic police.”
The teacake car may be raising smiles, but the latest pre-tax profits for the iconic Scottish company have raised cheers with workers and management. They have rocketed to nearly £5.5 million, according to the latest accounts, with turnover increasing to £72m from £57m.
The 130-year-old company is also expanding overseas sales selling teacakes and caramel wafers worth £12.2 million – up from £8 million.
“It travels well, the teacake, from Antarctica to Everest and had even made an appearance with a fighter jet pilot at 50,000 feet altitude,” said the firm.
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