Broughty Ferry Traders Association Welcomes its 100th Member

21Aug 2014

Award winning Visocchi’s joins BFTA as the popular family business celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Broughty Ferry Traders Association has grown substantially over the last year, almost doubling in size from 57 to 100. The Association has had a successful year with increased attendance at its Gala Week, increased revenue from its activities and now a prestigious new member in the form of Visocchi's, the seaside town’s legendary, award winning cafe and gelateria which has become famous over the years for its award winning ice cream, authentic Italian cuisine and a warm welcome from all the Neapolitan Caira family.

The milestone coincides with two significant anniversaries as Visocchi’s celebrates 60 years in business and BFTA Chair Steve James’s business, John James Roofing, marks its 30th year.

Steve James, Chair of BFTA said:

"As we approached the 100 mark with the membership, I thought it was only fitting that we approached Visocchi’s because it must be one of the Ferry’s best known businesses. We were all delighted when Marco said yes and we look forward to many years of working with him to promote Broughty Ferry as a great place to work, shop, play and, of course, enjoy delicious artisan ice cream!”

Marco Caira of Visocchi’s added:

“We’re really proud to be such a major attraction in Broughty Ferry and we and see membership of the Traders Association as another great way to play a part in our community.”

Broughty Ferry Traders’ Association was founded in the early 1900’s “to foster and promote trade and business generally within Broughty Ferry and to maintain and preserve, and where possible, improve and increase the amenities of the area and the wellbeing and prosperity of its inhabitants.”

The Traders Association is responsible for major community events including Gala Week and the Christmas Decorations and Street Concert, promotes Brought Ferry in partnership with other local agencies, acts as an advocate in the best interests of the town where appropriate and makes significant donations to local charities.

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