Coinadrink Limited is delighted to announce that we have recently signed up to the NHS Big Tea event on Monday 5th July 2021. The day will mark the NHS’ birthday and is a fitting way for the country to come together to show their gratitude for all the efforts of the doctors’ and nurses throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
Employee Appreciation Day was established by a Bob Nelson in 1995. It is a day dedicated to employers showing they appreciate the hard work of their team. Whilst this day was initially an American and Canadian event, Employee Appreciation Day is still acknowledged in other parts of the world.
Here at Coinadrink, the vending machine company, our success has always been built on the commitment and dedication of our staff. And with the last 12 months delivering a stern test for us all, we have never been prouder of everyone that forms “team Coinadrink. Read more
Fairtrade Fortnight is heading into its second week. For those who read our two articles last week, you’ll now be aware of what the Fairtrade Foundation supports and how it is helping to fight against climate change for 2021.
Coinadrink Limited is a well-respected vending machine company that takes great pride in our sustainability efforts. Many of the products that our customers enjoy are indeed Fairtrade certified.
Fairtrade Fortnight occurs during the same two weeks of the year, intertwining February and March. It helps to raise awareness of the Fairtrade Foundation and what it supports, highlighting the issues we still face in the world. Far too many coffee farmers, gold miners and fruit pickers and more are exploited and underpaid for the world they put in.
Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 is a little different to previous years, though. The last 12 months have seen the world drawn together in new ways due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. So, this year, that connection within our world is going to be explored further. The topic for 2021 is climate change and how we all have the power to make a difference.
There is a good chance that you will have heard of Fairtrade, but knowing exactly what the foundation does may not be as clear. The next two weeks are dedicated to this organisation and are known as Fairtrade Fortnight. To mark this event, Coinadrink Limited the vending machine company will share a collection of articles explaining more about Fairtrade, what 2021 is dedicated to, and how we show our support as a trusted vending machine supplier.
This first article will explain a little bit more about Fairtrade in case you weren’t already aware. This will deliver a welcome starting point as we dive deeper into Fairtrade Fortnight right through to the 7th March.
A simple advert and an application letter, little did the proprietors know that a little call to action would mark the beginning of a 35+ business partnership and ultimately, a lifelong friendship.
Jackel Porter Co. Limited was established during the early days of 1974, with the sole offering of an Aussie coffee machine named Café Bar and its ingredients and disposable cups. The company was small with three partners and two staff. One of its partners, Dickie Sik Por Ho, would eventually grow into the sole partner who still runs the business today.
One summer day during the same year, S.P Ho found an advertisement in Hong Kong’s local English newspaper – an English company called Coinadrink seeking a coffee vending machine partner. And so, he wrote a letter to Coinadrink to apply for such partnership. Lo and behold, Roger Williams from the other side of the pond received the letter and accepted the application. And the rest, shall we say, was history.
This article has been kindly put together by Dickie’s daughter Karin, as the family look back on their relationship with Coinadrink and our Managing Director Roger Williams on Chinese New Year 2021.
February 12th 2021 is Chinese New Year. It is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar and is also referred to as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. This blog post from Coinadrink Limited, the vending machine company, will take a look at some of the traditions of an event that is widely acknowledged worldwide.
We will then go onto explaining some of our own, personal ties to the Middle East that you may not know about. Specifically, a vending machine and water cooler company in Hong Kong, one that holds a respected place in Coinadrink’s history, starting in the mid 1970’s.
Monday 8th to 14th February is National Apprenticeship Week 2021 and it’s something we are keen to share some content round here at Coinadrink.
That’s because we have always understood the value of an apprenticeship. Our Managing Director Roger Williams himself actually started as an apprentice, so has always been keen to promote this career path himself.
Coinadrink offers a highly regarded apprenticeship scheme which has opened many doors for employees both past and present, not just those who are in the early stages of their careers. Just one of those employees is Alistair Ward, who is our Digital Marketing Specialist about to complete his Level 3 Digital Marketer apprenticeship course.
The 1st of November marks National Vegan Day and the start of vegan month. Did you know that around 2.7% of the world’s population is currently vegan? This lifestyle is rapidly growing more and more popular by the day and Coinadrink Limited, the vending company, can offer vegan products in our snack vending machines and fresh food vending machines, as well as our Micro Market’s through Express Refreshments.
Keep reading to find out more… Read more
Bookmarked for the 1st October every year, International Coffee Day celebrates the world’s love of coffee. Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every single day across our planet, so it’s only right that such popularity is recognised. The following article from Coinadrink Limited will explore not only the history of this special event, but also the coffee farming traditions typically surrounding this celebration. Read more