Why Be A Free Rider, When You Can Have Your Say?

BY ROGER WILLIAMS
People sometimes raise their eyebrows when I tell them Coinadrink is a member of three trade associations, but I’ve always appreciated the benefits of ‘getting involved’.

Historically, a trade association is an organisation founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry, or in the same geographical area. Members agree to put self-interest to one side, in order to act collectively for the greater good of their industry, their region or even their country Continue reading “Why Be A Free Rider, When You Can Have Your Say?”

Coffee Is Big Business, And Now’s The Time For YOU to Cash In!

Introducing Coinadrink’s Coffee Tower.

In 2015, Britons spent £7.9bn on coffee. That was an increase of 15% over 2014 and it’s a sign that café culture is tightening its grip on the UK. So, what might this mean for you?

We think it could mean an extra source of income, and here’s why…

Let’s deal with the High-Street players first. There are now more than 20,000 coffee shops in this country; growth that has at its heart a 12% increase in the number of branded coffee chains, according to the Project Cafe 2016 UK report from Allegra World Coffee Portal. They’re turning over – wait for it – £3.3 BILLION per annum!

Continue reading “Coffee Is Big Business, And Now’s The Time For YOU to Cash In!”

Walk For Promise Dreams? We Promise You Won’t Go Thirsty!

Here’s news of our latest promise in aid of our favourite local charity, Promise Dreams.

It’s a sponsored walk called Walk for Promise Dreams and it’s scheduled for Sunday, October 16th – so it you want to join us, there’s plenty of time to get fit!

You’ll need to be on your mettle though… Our starting point is Himley Hall and from there, we walk to Wombourne. From the Penn Road, we’ll see lots of Wolverhampton landmarks, and rest assured: there are a few pubs along the way and there’s even a MacDonalds if you need to eat something!

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When we get to Wolverhampton, we walk towards Chapel Ash before we go past the Wolverhampton University Arts building, with its famous ‘fairy lights’. Next comes Stafford Road, with a wonderful view of Molineux. From there, it’s a gentle downhill stroll to Wolverhampton Racecourse. Continue reading “Walk For Promise Dreams? We Promise You Won’t Go Thirsty!”

WWW? It’s ‘The Wise Words of Williams’

PART THREE: The ‘Sugar Question’ Was Solving Itself – So Who Needs A Sugar Tax?

There’s one element of modern life that I’ll never be comfortable with, and that’s ‘blame culture’. Whatever problems we face, as individuals, communities or as a nation, it seems that we have to blame those problems on ‘someone’ or ‘something’.

Goodness knows that the vending industry has been singled out for blame during the on-going ‘obesity crisis.’ There are those out there, for instance, who espouse the idea that we could end obesity simply by removing snacks machines from hospital waiting areas.

What?

I was looking through some old snaps the other day and I found a group picture of me, my parents and a lot of other people and I was immediately struck by how pencil-thin we all were. Continue reading “WWW? It’s ‘The Wise Words of Williams’”