Following a steep build up in entries, the judges have decided on their finalists and voting is now open!

The pass judgement on’s ratings will account for 75% of the result, with the trade vote making up the overall 25%. More on how it works here.

Do you already know an operator that does an implausible activity? A provider whose merchandise are simply so in style that it’s important to continuously re-stock? Or an organization that provides remarkable customer support? Now is the time to shout about it by means of registering your vote.

Commenting at the significance of the development, which is able to happen on the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club on 2 October with an exhilarating Las Vegas theme, Vending International’s Heather Ramsden says: “The Vendies is a spotlight within the merchandising calendar, the place the trade will get in combination to recognise onerous paintings and innovation.

“For producer/ providers or operators, that is the risk to get some well-earned reputation in your achievements during the 12 months whilst playing a fun-packed night time amongst your friends.

“After judging some exceptional entries across the board, I’m looking forward to being at The Vendies for the first time and meeting some of the industry’s key players.”

Judge Brian Tustain is of the same opinion: “Throughout my business life, I have always believed that innovation and excellence of individuals and companies should be recognised and acknowledged in some way. The Vendies provide a competitive and public forum for this, recognising and honouring those who succeed. Without such a platform, the vending industry would be a much duller and less ambitious place.  Sadly, I never managed to win a Vendie award – if I had, it would have been a cherished and permanent reminder of achievement.”

Tickets for the Vendies, which come with an unique beverages reception, three-course meal, leisure and after dinner networking will also be booked here.

Going to The Vendies? Why no longer revel in the entire day on the Forest of Arden by means of attending the EDWCA Business Day and Trade Show?

With thrilling audio system, cutting edge exhibitors and nice networking alternatives, it is a superb precursor to the Gala Awards. With lunch and refreshments introduced even though the day and thinking about £25.00 for non-members of the EDWCA, it in point of fact is a will have to.

The industry display is now SOLD OUT of exhibitor puts, with a perfect combine of businesses from the water and merchandising trade having a look ahead to discussing new alternatives with delegates.

Register NOW to safe your house.