We have regularly enforced the belief that happy and healthy employees brings enticing benefits to your business and it’s pleasing that the message is getting through. Aon’s 2017 Health Survey showed that just 96% of employers see a direct correlation between employee health and performance. The problem is, though, that understanding the issue and finding ways to implement ideas are two different things. It can sometimes feel like a minefield and many of us haven’t a clue where to begin. On ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’, we have put together the following article to help get your business on the path to a higher productivity level.
Cadbury has produced some excellent adverts of the years. From the airport trucks to the drumming gorilla, they have produced some genuine talking points amongst friends, family and colleagues. 2009 saw one of the most bizarre adverts ever released by them, but it quickly turned into one of the most memorable adverts from the noughties. Be prepared for an excellent ‘Thursday Throwback’!
We know what you’re thinking here. Another exhibition. Same old, same old, right? Well, no, not quite. Coinadrink has travelled the region and attended some excellent events over the years in locations ranging from Bescot Stadium in Walsall to the NEC in Birmingham. This time it’s a little different, though, because Friday 14thSeptember will see us visit the NAEC in Coventry for the Midlands Business Network Exhibition in what will be our very first time. And as a little extra pull for you, it’s FREE to attend.
Does anyone else enjoy ‘going back in the day’ or is that just us? The history of vending is truly fascinating and the one aspect we’ve always enjoyed about the industry is seeing the flurry of old machines or products on the internet or social media. The latest one we’ve found is one that we just had to share: a perfume vending machine from 1950! How about that for a little ‘Thursday Throwback’?
This vintage dispenser was developed before even us. A dime was all that was needed for a woman to dispense a quick spray of her chosen perfume, to which the likes of Chanel was available. How good would this have been if you’ve left for a night out without remembering to have a quick spray, ladies?
Do you remember the homeless vending machine in Nottingham at the back end of last year? Set up by Action Hunger, the machine provided 24 hour access to food, clothing and hygiene products for homeless people and sounded a great idea. Unfortunately, however, it didn’t catch on. The council believed it was ‘encouraging’ people to stay on the streets, so that was that. The disappointing backtrack clearly hasn’t discouraged others, though, which is fantastic. A small charity called Gloucester City Mission has now came up with a similar initiative and they’re hoping it will prove a lot more successful.
MacMillan’s Coffee Morning is back on Friday 28thSeptember and Coinadrink is delighted to be taking part once again. Now, working for a vending company, we know better than most about the power of a great cup of coffee, but not even we could have forecast just how successful this annual coffee morning would be. From the first ever event in 1990, MacMillan has raised over £200 million courtesy of all you wonderful people across the globe. That’s truly excellent work!
A background to the coffee morning…
Regarded as the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, MacMillan brings friends, family and colleagues together for a great cause.
‘Know what your customers want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.’ Keven Stirtz once said that. Now I know what you’re thinking because I didn’t know who this Keven Stirtz was either. But still. I quite liked the quote. You see, as reported by UK Coffee Week back in April 2018, us Brits really like coffee. I mean, really like coffee. 95 million cups are consumed every single day on our shores, destroying the stereotype that we favour a ‘builders brew’ over any other beverage. Some might say, then, that the arrival of the new Kalea hot drinks machine is ideal timing.
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