Mum and Baby Are Doing Fine!

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Our Isobel has delivered! (No surprises there, then 🙂 ) We’re delighted to announce the arrival of Brody George Harper, who weighed in at 7lb 14oz on Monday 6 June. Mum and baby are doing fine. We know you’ll want to join us in congratulating the happy couple and raising a glass: ‘to Isobel, Tom and baby Brody’!

A Challenging Proposition

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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

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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.

Congratulations to Nathan

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Looking at our news posts recently you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was nothing happening to anyone else except Nathan! This couldn’t be further from the truth as will be demonstrated in the next day or so however we’ve saved this post for Nathan. We are delighted to announce that we have promoted him to the board of Vendman and he is now Product Director. This move highlights the sterling work that Nathan has put into the company over the last ten years. He has become highly respected by the industry and we’re proud to be ‘growing our own’. Read more of his journey here.

And The Winner Is…

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During November’s successful Vendex North we were running a fun competition to find Vending’s Mastermind – complete with the chair! We had a busy stream of visitors keen to sit in the chair and vie for the prestige of winning! In the end it was down to two worthy finalists – Alistair Balmforth (MD of Refreshments Systems of course) and the inimitable Johnny Broderick (MD of The Broderick Group). At the end of numerous questions, they were neck and neck and after a ten minute tie break we can now announce that the winner was….(insert drum roll and incredibly annoying long pause in order to build the maximum tension and force people out to put the kettle on or open … Read More

‘It’s Our Aim To Be Europe’s Number One’

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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

Dodging Bullets… That’s Mr Vendman!

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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

And Rob’s a Winner out in Spain

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It has to be said that its been a pretty good year for Vendman’s MD Rob Little, following on from the high of the Pursuit of Excellence event in September, Rob headed out to Spain for the annual FIVE (Friends in Vending Europe) golf extravaganza. It was a punishing but very enjoyable few days with the weather and jet lag (?) taking its toll on some but Rob conquered all, winning the challenge cup in the end. For more details check out Planet Vending here.

And The Winners Are…

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Nathan Little in top spot and Carole, a most worthy runner up. Altogether raising £152 for MacMillan Cancer Support Showing a flair for baking that we didn’t know he had! Bet Emma is very happy.