Our own Janet Wright and her husband John have accepted a challenge that will take them both to the limit of their physical resources. The challenge for the rest of us is to back them all the way … FROM ROB LITTLE, MD, VENDMAN It wasn’t too hard for me to admit to myself that my days of climbing serious mountains were over: when I took a close look at what was involved in The Point Foundation Charity Trek, I just had to hold up my hands… But that’s not to say that Vendman won’t be taking part. On the contrary, we’ll be represented on the trek by Janet Wright, our Office Manager, and her husband, John. You can find … Read More
The presses have been turning this week with our news that with our further expansion into Europe we have joined the EVA. In order to help us with the additional challenges working in Europe brings, industry expert Ian Forde has agreed to join us as Executive Chairman, Europe. As we have more news we will of course update you! Here is what we’ve said to Planet Vending.
We may have been conspicuously absent from AVEX: nevertheless, 2015 has been a busy one for Vendman on the exhibition front. Our expansion depends upon winning new business in continental Europe; that’s why we’ve exhibited at EuVend in Cologne and EVEX in Spain this year – and Venditalia is pencilled-in for 2016. ‘EuVend in particular was a great success’, Rob, our MD, said. ‘We’ve been there before as a company, but this was the first time we’d taken a stand in our own right and we were very pleased that we did. ‘Cologne is a great location, because it’s a stunning city and it attracts visitors from all over Europe. There was a tremendous buzz around the exhibition from the … Read More
The amazing news is that our in-house racehorse, Mr. Vendman, trained by Ian Williams, has been declared ‘fit and ready to compete again’. Amazing? It’s not long since the four-year old was diagnosed with a broken pedal bone… Despite many recent advances in veterinary care, the outlook is often hopeless when a horse breaks a bone in its leg. At best, it’s difficult and expensive to repair and the horse has to be retired. At worst, the animal has to be destroyed. Even if the horse survives and is sound, there is always cause for concern that it will never return to the same level of work it was at before the injury. Ian Williams explained: ‘The horse’s foot … Read More
Once again, Vendman is delighted to announce that it has agreed a sponsorship deal for another year with Dave Newsham and his new team Power Maxed Racing. We’ll all be following Dave with keen interest this year after his excellent performances in 2014. Here are a few pictures from the year.
Well folks, the ‘will we, won’t we?’ days are over. We toyed with the idea of moving our HQ to bigger premises, but after giving it a lot of thought, we’ve decided that 2-6 London Road – the ‘Bat Cave’ – will remain our home for the foreseeable future. The property belongs to the company, so instead of upping sticks we’ll invest in the building by making some fundamental changes to the interior that are designed to make us fit to go forward into the future. Without giving too much away, it’s not so much a refurbishment as a re-invention of the space: walls will be replaced by glass or removed altogether, we’ll re-model with carpets and furniture in our … Read More
Or rather, Rob Little hopes that Vendman’s newly-appointed Centres of Excellence will support the forthcoming ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’ symposia, by sharing their own understanding of ‘excellence’ with delegates and by inviting interested businesses to visit them, ‘to see how it’s done’. In the next eighteen months we’ll be taking to the road conducting regional symposia on the theme ‘In Pursuit of Excellence.’ Following on the heels of our inaugural ‘Centres of Excellence’ get-together at Northcote, the planned events will continue the theme of excellence: what it means and how it can be achieved. MD Rob Little hopes that those customers already confirmed as ‘Centres of Excellence’ will play a full part in the project as ‘In Pursuit of … Read More
A grand total of 17 members of FIVE golf society met for their June event at Ullesthorpe Court in Leicester on 11th and 12th June. The sun shone, which is always a bonus, and standards were high as they all fought for the coveted overall event prize! The winner this time with a worthy score of 66 was Stuart Coutts, Managing Director of Connect Vending. Many congratulations Stuart, but lets just see what happens next month! The next event for FIVE is Marriott Breadsall Priory on the 23rd and 24th July 2014 where we start on the Moorland course on the Wednesday followed by the Priory Course on the second day. Do come and join us! If you want to … Read More
Daniel Hamby wonders if the dash to paper vending cups is justified. Ten or so years back, paper vending cups were barely on the agenda, in fact to find them, a buyer would need to be pretty determined in his search.
Jonathan Stannell heads up IT for the Leeds based vending company LTT, and he sums up the difference between SeQueL Accounts and its predecessor, Pegasus, succinctly: ‘It’s like moving from ordinary broadband that you can only access one person at a time, to a super fast, fibre optic service that’s available to multiple users’, he said.
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