Here’s One Record That Can Never Be Broken…

Remember the story we shared back in November, about our annual ‘Long Service’ dinner? (Click here to read it). We were making the point that the number of Coinadrink staff, who are entitled to attend the ‘do’, (because they’ve been with us for at least twenty-five years), now stands at fourteen. Add to that partners and, of course, Roger and Yvonne and it’s quite a get-together; which is, we’re sure you’ll agree, a pretty amazing fact in this day and age.

So here’s another pretty amazing fact for you: it’s about Stuart Westwood, our popular Service Manager. When he joined our long-service legends in 2013, he was the youngest of the lot. In fact, it’s not possible to be any younger and be a club member…

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Stuart Westwood

Allow us to explain: Stuart was born on the 27th of August, 1972. He joined us straight from Willenhall Comprehensive, starting on 26th of July, 1988, aged 15 years, 11 months. So, add 25 to that, and you have it. Achieving 25 years of service at Coinadrink, aged 40 years and 11 months, is a record that’s never going to be broken. You see, since Stuart’s day, the school-leaving age has been raised…

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Watch out! With This Machine, You Might Be Busier Than Usual…

When word gets around that you’ve got the C500, you might find that you’re just a bit busier than usual…

People tend to pop round more often when they know they’ll be offered a wonderful cup of freshly-brewed coffee – so if that’s not what you want, look away now!

We’re delighted to introduce a brand-new machine to our range, ‘The MARS DRINKS™ FLAVIA CREATION® 500’. We call it ‘The C500’ for short!

The C500 takes coffee at work to a new level of quality, style and simplicity. These machines are ideal for locations such as offices, boardrooms, reception areas, salons, car showrooms or anywhere else where you want to give a good first impression. Continue reading “Watch out! With This Machine, You Might Be Busier Than Usual…”

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

PART ONE: Stick to what you do best

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Coinadrink MD, Roger Williams

People often ask me ‘Roger, how come you never expanded the business and set up in London?’ It’s a fair question, but the truth is, I never really thought about it. Don’t get me wrong, I could see the attractions that were luring some of my competitors down to ‘the Smoke’. At the time, it seemed vending operators could virtually charge what they liked. Similar contracts could earn you double down there what they’d earn you in Walsall, Wednesbury or Wolverhampton in those days.

I thought, ‘stick to what you do best’, and I realised that what I did best – what Coinadrink did best – was provide a vending service with a personal touch to customers in and around our base in the West Midlands. So, that’s what we did and I’ve never regretted it.

When the going gets tough, asking yourself again what it is that you do best can often kick-start a change round in your fortunes. Continue reading “WWW? It’s ‘The Wise Words of Williams!’”