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!
It’s safe to say that the vending industry is far from what it used to be. Gone are the days where you needed to insert the exact change only for your packet of crisps to jam on the way down. Now, advanced technology creates a premium user experience, and there has been plenty of other introductions over the years that have graced the industry in one way or another. Here’s some of the best vending trends.
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.
You can see from our website that the Vitro comes in many different models in order to suit the requirements of every business. Variants include bean to cup and instant models, so there’s choice aplenty. Now we’re widening the options further, with the arrival of the stylish and durable Vitro S1 Espresso and S1 Instant coffee machines.
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!
Ask some people what their favourite chocolate bar is and you’ll probably receive a wide range of answers. The fact remains that there’s now more to choose from than there ever has been before and our preferred choice is truly unique to us. Now, though, there’s another one to consider. Brand new Cadbury Darkmilk is coming very soon, and those with a Micro Market should be particularly excited… Read more
For those who follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed our little poll that asked our followers just how many KitKat varieties there were in Japan. It may seem a strange question, but a good one nonetheless because the answer is simply staggering. As 58% of you correctly guessed, there were indeed over 200 variations of chocolate wafer bar in production. And as this title *ever so subtly* hints at, there’s actually 350 of them…
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.
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