Zo ja, van harte welkom om Vendman! Wenn ja, willkommen bei Vendman! In fact, wherever in Europe you’re running your business… Welcome to Vendman! As our business grows in mainland Europe, we’ve noticed that the number of visits to our website from beyond Great Britain is rising month-on-month. With customers in Germany, Belgium and Holland already on-board, we’ve been doing our best to establish ourselves in Europe, by attending such events as Venditalia and EU Vend. Additionally, we’ve been delighted to have had articles about us published in that great trade magazine and Internet portal, Vending Report. It suddenly occurred to us that those articles have only been published in German and we thought it made sense to post them … Read More
A few months ago, Janet Wright our Office Manager took part in a once in a lifetime opportunity, to raise money for The Point Foundation Charity. Her and husband John pledged to raise around £1,800 each to give to the charity. Once they both agreed to go ahead with the trek, and them later finding out, ‘Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and is the intended goal for thier expedition, standing at 4167 metres high it is the equivalent of over 3.5 times the height of Snowdon.’ It was soon time for training to begin. John and Janet put preparation and started trekking around Derbyshire. At this point they had a month to go before heading out to Morocco. About the Orphanage…. With 700 … Read More
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’!
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.
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.
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
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