With such a wide range of products and a straightforward payment system, you use your Micro Market almost every day. So as we approach the Easter period, why not be in with a chance of being rewarded for that? Spend just £3 in your market before this Thursday 18th April and you could win three tasty Easter Eggs as part of our Easter raffle!
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!
We could get used to this. For the third time in less than a year, Coinadrink has been selected as a finalist for one of our recent award entries! This time it’s for the Express and Star Business Awards, which means all three of our finalist nominations have been for three different, prestigious corporations, the other two being the Black Country Chamber and The Vendies respectively.
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…
Remember when we announced before Christmas that ‘My Coinadrink’ was in development? We’re now excited to say that some aspects of the portal are now on trial, and customers have the option as to whether they want to take part in its progress and contribute to its growing evolution.
When you’re an advanced vending company with a customer-centric approach like what we have, positive customer care results are almost to be expected. But thanks to a committed team that consistently push the boundaries for our customers, we never rest on our laurels. So you can image how chuffed we were to see some excellent customer care results once again for 2018!
New research from XpertHR has suggested that employers are finally wising up to the importance of workplace wellbeing…which will be music to the ears of employees up and down the country. In a new article published only last week, more than half of employers (54.4%) are said to run informal employee wellbeing initiatives and the positive facts and figures don’t end there.
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