New Girl Catherine Brings Us More Than We Bargained For…

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You can’t help but notice that we’ve been quietly adding some top-drawer people to our team at Stockton. Our initial focus was on improving our customers’ experience of working with us, hence the arrival of Joanne, HERE, followed by new boys Martyn, Lewis and Tom, HERE. Now, we’ve turned our attention to our commercial activity, but with the arrival of Catherine Turbill in the role of Commercial Coordinator, we’ve got more than we bargained for – but in a good way. You see, on top of all the skills we were looking for to fulfill the role, Catherine brings so much more to the business… ‘My background is in Marketing and PR’, she explains. ‘I spent twenty years at Jennings … Read More

JW Vending Comes Of Age

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As JW Vending approaches its 21st birthday, the company is celebrating netting a substantial piece of new business – and we are at the heart of it. They say that if you stick at it, hard work and dedication eventually pay off and to prove the point, John Worgan’s Bristol-based JW Vending recently landed it’s the largest and most prestigious contract, in its 21st year of trading. ‘It was very satisfying to be awarded the business, John told PV. ‘In a single deal, we’ve increased our machine park by almost 15%. On top of that, the contract has given us the opportunity to embrace the very latest in drinks dispensing technology. We’re installing state of the art machines from Coffetek … Read More

‘A Critical Appointment’: Jo Vinton Bulwinkel Joins Vianet Smart Machines / Vendman

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Jo Vinton-Bulwinkel has joined Vianet Smart Machines / Vendman as Head of Customer Experience in an appointment we view as ’critical’ to our ambitious growth plans. Jo has been head-hunted from Firstsource Solutions UK Ltd. Where, within the space of just two years, she progressed from Operations Manager to Process Excellence Manager and ultimately Client Director. Her journey was punctuated by spectacular achievement, most visibly in the accolades that were bestowed upon her, including: the CCA Excellence Award, 2017 – ‘Innovation in BPO’; North East Employee of the Year, 2018 and the North East Leadership Award, 2018. Jo was also shortlisted for the GSA Financial Services Outsourcing Project of the Year, 2017. It’s a career that, to date, has been … Read More

Vianet Buys Vendman October 2017

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From the news archives: Vianet buys Vendman: Wednesday 4 October 2017,  Vianet Group PLC  announced the acquisition of  Vendman for £4.3m. Under the terms of the deal, Vianet will pay an initial cash consideration of £2m and a further payment of £2.3m, based on Vendman hitting agreed financial targets. Vianet said it intends to fund the initial cash consideration by a bank loan and the earn-out payment from cash reserves. ‘The acquisition of Vendman will create significant cross-selling opportunities.’ Vianet said the acquisition of Vendman will create significant cross-selling opportunities and will establish a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions for the retail industry. The deal is expected to enhance Vianet earnings in 2019 financial year, the first full year of … Read More

Now You Can Use Parcel Holders Via Your Vendman Software

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They haven’t been around for too long, but we couldn’t help noticing that many of our customers choose Parcel Holders to solve their spare parts logistics problems. MD Ed Fraser saw the connection too and he asked us, ‘since so many vending companies log on to Vendman every day, wouldn’t it be great if they could access the Parcel Holders service via Vendman?’ Step One in achieving this was the creation of an API, which  stands for Application Programme Interface.  Basically, it’s a set of functions and procedures that enable the creation of Apps, which in turn can be used to access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service. Prior to integrating with Vendman, Parcel … Read More

Out Of This World!

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… and we’ve landed on Planet Vending! We took a huge leap of faith recently when we invited the press to sit on a crucial meeting we were holding at our HQ with Parcel Holders. Planet Vending Editor Ian Reynolds-Young joined us as we discussed the finer details of our ‘Integration’ collaboration. It could have gone pear-shaped; fortunately it didn’t! You can read Ian’s account of his experience here, on Planet Vending and for once, you can believe all you read in the press…

Sind Sie Aus Deutschland? Kom je vandaan Holland?

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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

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.

In Pursuit of Excellence…

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  We’re Going On Tour Around The UK!   Following the tremendous success of our inaugural ‘Centres Of Excellence’ symposium at Northcote, we’re delighted to announce that we have agreed to sponsor a series of events that will criss-cross the country throughout 2015 and into 2016, called ‘In Pursuit Of Excellence.’   Each of the events, which will be organised by industry news portal ‘Planet Vending’, will be hosted at a venue that is synonymous with ‘excellence’, and local vending operators – regardless of whether or not they are Vendman customers – will be invited to attend. ‘The symposia will be all about promoting excellence in vending’, Vendman MD Rob Little said. ‘They won’t be a series of Vendman presentations … Read More

We’re delighted to be Sponsors at the Vending Industry Awards in Manchester

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It wouldn’t be right if Vendman wasn’t involved in the prestigious Vending Industry Awards this year, especially as they will be held at home in Manchester! We have therefore decided to repeat our sponsorship of the Route Operator of the Year and as MD Rob Little said: ‘Choosing Route Operator of the year was a bit of a no-brainer for us, in view of the fact our route management system is prevalent throughout the vending industry. What’s more, we feel strongly that individual operators, out on the road day in, day out, are rarely recognised for their dedication or professionalism. This award will help to redress the balance!’ For Vendman, this is a rare opportunity to give something back to … Read More