Right from the word ‘go’ in 1962, Coinadrink has been located in the Black Country, so needless to say, we have the ‘Black Country blood’ running through our veins! Our 57-year history has seen us build valuable working relationships through business networking events and exhibitions, and we are proud to call this region our home. Black Country Day has always fallen on the 14th July, but its origins are intriguing to say the least. To begin, we think it’s important to understand how the term ‘Black Country’ developed, and then discuss which regions fall under the region… Read more
No sooner has our last exhibition finished, we are now gearing up for our next one! Thursday 4th July will see Coinadrink at Villa Park between 10am and 2pm on stand 20, showcasing the benefits of workplace refreshments alongside 100 other exhibitors and over 1000 visitors from across the West Midlands!
For those of you who haven’t signed up to our free Black Country Business Festival event, we can only imagine it’s because you haven’t found the time to register. Because why else wouldn’t you? The fact is that workplace refreshments can help improve workplace morale and productivity, and we are committed to making vending work for your business!
If you haven’t booked your FREE place at our Black Country Business Festival yet, you’re missing out on a fantastic opportunity. On Monday 13th May will you get a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of workplace refreshments with a detailed presentation and exclusive demonstrations.
2019 begins and in the blink of an eye Easter arrives! It’s scary to think that mid-April means we’re one third into the year, but there’s no doubting that Easter is a special occasion that means something to almost everyone. There is, of course, the religious aspect of it which should never be ignored, but in more recent times the younger generation, in particular, marks the event with chocolate eggs and presents. And then there’s the bank holiday, which is always welcome… Read more
On the back of our exciting Black Country Business Festival event, we’ve now extended the options for you to come and view our brand new showroom! And it couldn’t be easier. Simply click here to book your preferred slot and we’ll send you a confirmation email once it has been approved.
We recently announced that we will be taking part in this years’ Black Country Business Festival by attending the Spring Exhibition. In addition to this, we can now confirm we’re hosting our very own event which will allow visitors to view our exciting new showroom and learn more about how our vending services can benefit their business. This will take place within 3 separate slots on Monday 13th May, so make sure you save the date and book your FREE place!
Coinadrink Limited is set to attend the Black Country Chamber Spring Exhibition as part of the Black Country Business Festival, the region’s largest business event! From 9am until 1pm on Wednesday 22nd May at the GTG Training Academy and Conference Centre in Wednesfield, we will be showcasing our vending services to attendees on Stand 6. Of course, we will also be offering premium hot drinks from one of our tabletop coffee machines. So, will we see you there?
One of the UK’s greatest initiatives was the apprenticeship. In a lot of cases they were indentured and for a five-year period. It was widely used to train people to acquire a wide range of practical skills.
It enabled the UK to have a well trained and qualified work force. It was the envy of the world. So, what went wrong? For some reason in the 1970s they became less popular as most large companies believed they had enough people and the cost of employing apprentices was something they could do without. Historically apprentices had been paid the equivalent of today’s £3.75 per hour.
In recent times the education system has been geared towards 50% of young people going to University. The tuition fees have been ramped up and if you add in accommodation and living costs most students leave with a debt of £50,000. Research shows that many of these graduates will struggle to find work. They would have been better off with an apprenticeship. Paid work with a structured education programme, thus giving them lifetime skills.
There seems to be disconnect between the funding of the education system which rewards schools colleges who send students on to university as opposed to an apprenticeship. The apprenticeship levy has not helped either.
There is one local initiative with a website called nextgenmakers.co.uk. Its aim is to make employers large and small aware of the benefits of apprenticeships and has formal arrangements with local colleges.
It deserves to succeed because they are acting to put the 1,000 + young people who will finish college in May into apprenticeships. Now most of these youngsters have no job to go to. What a waste. Look at their web site and see if you could take one of these youngsters on to the long term benefit to your business.
I must declare an interest as I was an apprentice from 1956 to 1961.
We’ve recently seen lots of renovation work carried out here at Coinadrink and for very good reason. The work on our exciting new showroom is getting closer to completion with each passing day and it’s great to see its continuing development. What’s more, we’ve now been able to view a thrilling mock-up of the end result…
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