Hundreds of professionals from across the vending market tuned in to the first ever virtual Vendies ceremony on Thursday 22 April.

The live-streamed presentation, hosted by comedian Ian Moore and the National Lottery’s ‘voice of the balls’ Alan Dedicoat, served as an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and innovation of the entire sector and revealed the incredible products, businesses and people that had been selected as winners by the online vote and the scheme’s expert panel of judges.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and highly commended:

Best Beverage Brand– WINNER – Birchall Tea
Highly commended:Cadbury New Hot Chocolate Vending Blend

Best Supplier Website – Coffetek
Highly commended:H2O Direct

Best Regional Operator, sponsored by Tower Leasing– Excel Vending Ltd
Highly commended:Express Vending Ltd

Best Machine Innovation – Alberts Smoothie & Soup Stations from Alberts
Highly commended:Distance Selection, Coffetek

Best Payment System – VPOS Touch from Nayax
Highly commended:365Pay App, 365 Retail Markets

Best Healthy Product, sponsored by 365 Retail Market – Sour Cream & Chive Lentil Waves from Burts Snacks
Highly commended:Alberts Smoothies, Alberts

Best Ancillary Product or Service – Vendmanager from SB Software
Highly commended: Take 5, MatiPay S.R.L

Best Snack/Confectionery Product – Cadbury Twirl Orange from Mondelēz International
Highly commended: Gluten Free & Vegan Ambient Spiced Fruit Granola, The Handmade Cake Company

Best Sustainable Product, sponsored by Coffetek – Sipple Hydration Station from Aeguana
Highly commended: KLIX Eco Cups, Lavazza Professional UK

Best Area Manager, sponsored by Abbeychart – Rachel Webber, Express Vending

Corporate Social Responsibility Award,sponsored by Mondelēz International – Caffe Praego Coffee Company Ltd
Highly commended: EVOCA

Customer Service Award – Supplier – Tower Leasing Ltd
Highly commended: Vendmanager – SB Software Customer Service Team

Best Service Engineer, sponsored by Barry Callebaut– Craig Mitchell, SV247 Vending
Highly commended: Pratap Gami, Express Vending Ltd

Best New Product – Cadbury Twirl Orange from Mondelēz International
Highly commended:Maskey, Maskey

Best Overall Operator – Excel Vending Ltd
Highly commended:Express Vending Ltd

Industry Personality – Kevin Reed, Tower Leasing Ltd

Outstanding Contribution Award – Damien Lee, Mr Lees Pure Foods

The organisers of The Vendies would like to extend their thanks to everyone that tuned in for the ceremony, and to all of this year’s sponsors for making this industry celebration possible: Abbeychart, 365 Retail Markets, Barry Callebaut, Coffetek, Mondelēz International, SB Software and Tower Leasing.

To find out more about The Vendies and to rewatch the entire virtual ceremony, visit www.thevendies.co.uk

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