The Vendies 2017 took place last night at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel, as the industry’s elite gathered to celebrate the hard work and successes of the past twelve months.
The Vendies are fast approaching, and those within the vending and water industries are preparing to gather at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Wednesday 28 June for an evening of celebration.
For one night only, ‘The Voice of the Balls’ will become the voice of the industry: the winners at the vending industry’s answer to the Oscars will be announced by Alan Dedicoat.
Known by the nation as the voice of the National Lottery Draw and Strictly Come Dancing, Dedicoat is no stranger to a big reveal.
Ryan Philpott, the film director, actor and presenter, will return to the Vendies stage as host after providing to be a massive hit at last year’s awards.
- An exclusive champagne reception
- A sumptuous three course meal with wine
- High profile award presentations announced by Alan Dedicoat
- After dinner entertainment
- An evening of celebration and networking
Remember, you don’t have to be nominated to attend – The Vendies offers a fantastic opportunity to entertain existing and potential clients, interact with industry peers & press and reward yourself and your employees for a fantastic year of hard work.
For more information on booking your tickets, click here or contact Jenny Thompson on 01634 249422 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have received an unprecedented number of votes for this year’s awards, and we are excited to now announce the 2017 finalists!
The winners are to be announced during the prestigious Vendies Awards Gala Dinner at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Wednesday 28th June.
The event is the perfect way to not only celebrate the successes of the past twelve months, but also a fantastic networking opportunity where you can entertain your key clients and network with colleagues, peers, friends, potential customers and press.
Ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive champagne reception, a sumptuous three-course meal with wine and high profile award presentations.
Tickets are still available and can be ordered online HERE.
Water and vending are intrinsically linked and The Vendies recognise this vital relationship between the two industries by offering water specific awards, sponsored by the EDWCA.
We have listened to the feedback from water companies regarding this year’s categories, and as a result they have been restructured to be more representative of the industry in 2017.
There are now three categories open for companies within the water industry:
Operators – Best Quality Service Award
This is open to all operators providing a service to an end-user. What does good customer service mean to you? We all know that good customer service is crucial. To some, good customer service is as simple as solving problems and offering solutions in an expedient manner. To others it means overall pleasantness and politeness from those who represent the frontlines of the company. What makes customer service ‘good’ depends upon what specific things a particular customer holds valuable or their expectations. What makes you different from your competitors?
Affiliates – Best Affiliate Service Award
This is open to affiliates who offer an ancillary service to the water industry. What makes you different from the rest? How does your service assist customers and do you offer the best deal?
Suppliers – Best Environmental/Innovation Product
This is open to suppliers and manufacturers in the mains-fed and bottled water cooler industry who have launched a project or initiative to improve their environmental and sustainability practice or who have launched an innovative product, product range or initiative in the past two years that has had a significant impact on business, customers industry.
To ensure that all companies within the water industry have the opportunity to be in it to win it, we have extended the entry deadline to Friday 26 May 2017. The online entry form can be found here, and only takes five minutes to complete.
Once entries close, applications will be reviewed by a panel of independent industry experts who will decide on a shortlist for each category. The winner will then be decided by an industry vote, which will open on Friday 2 June 2017 and close on Friday 9 June 2017.
The winners will then be announced during the prestigious awards ceremony on 28 June 2017 at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel.
The Vendies, the vending industry’s prestigious awards programme, has again teamed up with the EDWCA to offer mains-fed and bottled water cooler companies the opportunity to have their hard work and innovation recognised at this year’s awards, to be held at London’s Millennium Gloucester Hotel on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
Water coolers and bottled water have been integrated into all aspects of our public and private lives, as the health and lifestyle benefits of sufficient hydration are recognised. They represent an unmissable revenue opportunity for vending operators and facilities managers from a range of sectors.
Water and vending are intrinsically linked, as the water used in other drinks such as coffee, tea and juices can affect taste, smell and texture – it is an essential factor in the quality of the finished product.
The Vendies recognise this vital union between the vending and water industries and as such this year’s awards will see more water specific categories than ever before, sponsored by the EDWCA (European Drinking Water Cooler Association).
Categories include Best Environmental Initiative, Best Innovation, Field Service Engineer of the Year and Team Manager/Supervisor of the Year and due to high demand, the deadline for entries for the EDWCA categories has been extended to Tuesday 16 May 2017. Companies within the vending industry can also nominate any ‘hero’ water companies that make a significant impact to their business.
The entry and nomination process is quick and easy – simply fill out the entry or nomination form that can be found online here.
Attending The Vendies provides a great opportunity for companies to promote their products and services to a highly targeted and engaged audience. Attendants will be able to talk to key players in the vending and water industries and develop stronger business relationships at an unmissable networking event. For more information on booking tickets for this year’s awards, click here.