Coinadrink has been in business for 55 years and to mark this magical milestone, MD and Founder Roger Williams agreed to go in front of the cameras to share some of his memories. We cut them into bite-size segments: you can watch them in any order. Enjoy!
Foreword, by Roger Williams
When we opened for business, Harold Macmillan was PM and according to him, ‘we’d never had it so good’. I suppose he had a point: inflation was low, at just 1.1% and pretty much everybody was in work. The average price of a house was £2,670 – although such a sum would have bought you something pretty impressive in Walsall – and the average wage was £799 a year. A pint of milk cost 1/4d (that’s 6.5p in ‘new’ money!) and a pint in the pub would set you back 2/4d, (11.5p).
The best selling record of the year was Frank Ifield, yodelling ‘I Remember You.’ It was September before anybody had heard of a group of scruffs from Liverpool calling themselves ‘The Beatles’.
And, whilst all of that was going on, we began to build our business…
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Coinadrink, the vending company based in Walsall, is celebrating its 55th anniversary in business this week and its founder, Roger Williams, is still at the helm.
Roger’s career began in 1956 as a Commercial Apprentice with Joseph Sankey of Bilston. In 1957, the company produced its first vending machine under license from the US based Vendo corporation and by 1960, it was the UK market leader in drinks vending. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Coinadrink!”