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

‘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

The Year Of Integration: Vianet

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Looking ahead to 2016, a year or ago, we decided on a theme: At Vendman, 2016 would be our ‘Year of Integration’ Now, as 2016 draws to a close, we can look back and think ‘that was the year of integration that was.’ We’ve announced strategic partnerships with Vianet, Automatic Retailing and Parcel Holders to add valuable, additional ‘power’ to your Vendman software. Matt Lane is MD of Vianet and he described the partnership between two of vending’s leading technology companies as ‘the creation of a new eco-system for vending operators.’ Vendman and Vianet ‘We’re both in the world of connectivity’, Matt said. ‘Vendman connects vending operators to machine data via had-held devices, Vianet does it by telemetry. It made … Read More