To accommodate the prime call for for entries, The Vendies, the distinguished awards scheme for the merchandising and water industries, has its prolonged its cut-off date to August 10.

The 2018 tournament has observed an extraordinary choice of entries from producers, providers and operators within the merchandising and water industries, promising one of the thrilling awards ceremonies up to now.

The 2018 tournament has observed an extraordinary choice of entries from producers, providers and operators within the merchandising and water industries, promising one of the thrilling awards ceremonies up to now.

Categories for producers and providers to the merchandising business come with Best Machine Innovation; backed by way of Lavazza, Best Payment System, backed by way of Siemens; Best Beverage Brand; Best Snack/Confectionery Product or Service; Best New Supplier Website and Best Customer Service Award (Team Award).

Operators even have the risk to polish within the following classes: Best Regional Operator (backed by way of Abbeychart); Best National Operator; Best Area Manager; Best Overall Operator; Best Service Engineer; Best Route Engineer; Best Route Operator; Best Customer Service (Individual Award) and Best Operator Website.

Commenting at the extremely prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, e-newsletter and tournament supervisor Jenny Thompson says: “This special award will recognise an individual who has served the vending industry for more than 20 years and played a significant role in its success. We are calling on members of the vending industry give someone the recognition they deserve by nominating them for this award.”

Nominees will have to be capable to exhibit the next: a transparent dedication to operating within the merchandising business as a occupation; constant software of fine follow; examples of going the ‘extra mile’; excellence as a consultant of the merchandising business to the client and wider trade neighborhood; energetic club {of professional} our bodies and tasks (associations, skilled establishments, charities, and many others) and a prime stage of appreciate among colleagues and friends.

The EDWCA Customer Service Award; the Supplier Recognition Award; Innovation Recognition Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award, backed by way of the EDWCA in the meantime, will shine a gentle at the necessary paintings of businesses and folks inside the water business.

“If your focus has always been on people and you fully understand the value that your employees give to your customers then quite simply you should nominate them for the EDWCA Customer Service Award. It’s your people that help to build your business so why not say thank you,” says the EDWCA’s Tracy Corroll, including: “It’s the same if you have a supplier that gives you not only the products you require but the support by sourcing your end-users endless requests and do this whilst giving your business great customer service, why not nominate them for the EDWCA Supplier Recognition award and thank the sometimes un-sung heroes.”

Innovation is all the time at the leading edge of business whether or not or not it’s a self-cleaning faucet, a apparatus the supplies all sorts of water/drinks to a easy becoming that may build up our productiveness. So the place will we search for this? We glance to our makers and providers to repeatedly problem each the business and the belief. The EDWCA embraces and encourages trade and the EDWCA Innovation Recognition award is its manner of thanking and inspiring those firms to proceed shifting the business onwards. If you realize an organization that meets this easy standards, why no longer nominate them lately

Commenting at the Outstanding Contribution Award, the identical of the Lifetime Achievement Award within the water classes, Tracy says: “Many companies and industries are constructed on company foundations making an allowance for expansion and growth to be pushed on. The water cooler business is not any other. Over the years we’ve a variety of characters that experience helped to form the best way we do issues and the way our business is perceived. There are those who lead from the entrance and stride ahead taking many people alongside for the experience after which there are those who counter the daring innovators and paintings studiously within the background making little or no wave with their unmistakable have an effect on! We all know who those individuals are!

“The EDWCA would like to thank these pioneers from the resounding to the hushed and that is why we are asking you…the water cooler fraternity…to recognise and nominate these individuals for the EDWCA Outstanding Contribution Award. Without these small acorns our oak tree could not have grown.”

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The Vendies will happen on 2 October at The Marriott Hotel & Country, following the EDWCA’s hotly expected Business Day & Trade Show. Tickets to the awards rite within the night are to be had now, with a ten% cut price introduced to contributors of the next associations: EDWCA, AVA, EVA and AVS.

Tower is to sponsor and provide the award for Best Operator Website. National gross sales supervisor Kevin Reed says: “The Vendies brings together everyone involved in the vending and water industries for an evening of celebration. Vending is an industry proud of; rooted in quality service and innovation, it is continuously evolving and embracing technology, product and service ideas to strengthen its offering. As an industry that believes in putting something back and supporting one another, it’s fantastic to be able to recognise everyone’s achievements at The Vendies.”

Abbeychart is sponsoring the award for Best Regional Operator. Managing director Mark Taylor says: “As an established supplier (now 27 years in  business) selling into a range of OEMs and operators in the UK Vending market, we feel it is important to support and celebrate our industry and The Vendies the perfect event for this. We look forward to taking along a selection of customers who we enjoy strong working relationships with and supplying into, in a spirit of partnership.”

SB Software – Vendmanager, is sponsoring the Best Overall Operator class. Managing director Simon Black says: “Attending the Vendies is a perfect probability to make stronger in your wisdom of the field, and with a bit of luck fill in some gaps too (studying about issues that you simply weren’t even conscious about).

“The Vendies evening is a great event, bringing together key players – the movers and the shakers – in the UK vending sector. It’s always fun, so conversation flows freely. AND it’s always extremely useful for business at the same time.”

The Forest of Arden is providing a restricted choice of rooms at discounted costs to visitors of The Vendies and/or the EDWCA Business Day.

This be offering is best to be had on a primary come, first served foundation and bookings will have to be made upfront the use of this hyperlink.

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