Look out, we’ve just been highly commended from The Vendies for our two recent competition entries: ‘Best Regional Operator’ and ‘Best Operator Website’! The Vendies awards are recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the vending companies in the industry, so it’s pleasing to have been given strong recognition. How about that for a bit of ‘Friday Feeling’?
We always love hearing about updates to our chosen charities that we support. Acorns Children’s Hospice provide care and support to life limited and life threatened children and their families, within three hospices situated around the West Midlands. In the past year their support has extended to over 870 children and more than 1,140 families, but they need the continued support of the public in order to carry on. In fact, the charity requires nearly £10m every year just to operate! That’s a lot of money…
Part of my role here at Coinadrink is manning our social media platforms and last week I noticed something that really caught my attention. One of our followers tweeted that this week was National Customer Service Week, an element of our business that we really believe sets us apart from the competition. Of course, then, I just had to get us on board with the trend. 99% of our customers say that they would recommend us, which says it all…
This years’ MacMillan Coffee Morning has come and gone but what a morning it was. In fact, it was so good that we extended it over both the Thursday and Friday! Colleagues at Coinadrink excelled themselves with a terrific display of delicious goodies: I only wish I was there to see it myself! Without wishing to blow our own trumpet, Coinadrink and charity work go hand in hand and we managed to raise a total of £80! It’s clear our staff pulled through once again for such a fantastic organisation.
As we’re gearing up for the latest MacMillan Coffee Morning scheduled for today and tomorrow, I just wanted to issue a little throwback to last years’ efforts. One year ago today saw our staff join the rest of the world with our own little coffee morning and boy was it a good one! Our staff brought out their inner Mary Berry’s and Jamie Oliver’s to bake a delicious assortment of goodies, all of which were displayed in our showroom.
Whilst I quite enjoy certain aspects of autumn, there’s no denying that the cooler conditions aren’t well received by the majority of others. Admittedly, Storm Ali isn’t helping the cause, and a battering of wind and rain serves as an unwelcome reminder that the summer is very much over for another year. The dark mornings are depressing and I’ve already began to notice my colleagues at Coinadrink seek refuge in a hot drink before they start the day. And there’s a very good reason for that.
It’s not every day you’re selected as a finalist in an awards entry, is it? You may have noticed on our social media platforms that we entered the Black Country Chamber Awards a few months back for the Customer Commitment Award and now we’re thrilled to say that our efforts have so far paid off!
This time next week will see us at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the Midlands Business Network Expo, demonstrating the importance of vending and how our services can boost the wellbeing of your workforce. You may have seen the exhibition being advertised across social media and as I trail through the photos of such a prestigious arena at the NAEC, I can understand why my colleagues are excited to attend. There’s plenty of reasons why you should be too!
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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