Sponsors

  • Barry Callebaut makes a fifth of all chocolate for the global market, supplying to confectionary giants, including Mars, Nestlé, Hersheys and Mondelez. Demonstrating the pedigree of the parent company, Barry Callebaut Beveragesis renowned for the quality of its products with its full range including chocolate drinks, coffees, teas, soups, sugar, incup and flavoured cappuccinos.

    Based in the North West, the company sets the standard for the supply of products to the European vending industry, delivering the level of service expected from a home grown operation whilst maintaining the benefits that come from the backing of a global concern.

    Barry Callebaut Beverages’ popular products include

    Classic – A wide selection of vending ingredients including the innovative in-cup selection of coffee, tea, drinking chocolate and a choice of soups.

    Van Houten – A historic name with a pedigree that spans almost 200 years, synonymous with delicious, authentic chocolate drinks. 

    Caprimo – A range spanning from the traditional to the modern, providing an array of flavoured cappuccinos, to please the most discerning customer. 

    Le Royal –Traditional vending products with a continental twist, giving them  huge appeal to the wider European market alongside its UK customer base.

    For further information, visit www.barrycallebautvending.co.uk or call 01244 370500.               

  • Burts Chips is an award-winning premium snack brand from Plymouth, Devon which boasts an enticing range of innovative crisps and snacks. Burts believes in producing potato chips with real taste, proper crunch and made by expert craftsmen, so it’s no surprise that Burts has won numerous awards for its great tasting range. Using only the best ingredients, all Burts Chips are sourced from the best Red Tractor Assured potatoes and hand-cooked in small batches to deliver real taste and proper crunch. The thick cut chips are seasoned using ingredients often sourced from local South West partners, to deliver authentic quality.

    Built on the quality of local ingredients, Burts enticing core range is no exception. With an exciting variety of flavours to choose from, including Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar and Mature Cheddar & Spring Onion, as well Jim Beam Original BBQ Crisps is the latest addition to Burts’ core range, there really is a flavour to satisfy every taste bud, big or small. Packed in a handy 40g format, these crunchy classics are an ideal product those looking for snacks on the go. 

    Big on flavour, Burts’ Lentil Waves are the ideal snack for consumers on the hunt for a great tasting, guilt free snack.  Packed full of crunch and with only 99 calories per bag, these quirky lentil-based snacks come in three tempting flavours – Sour Cream & Chive, Thai Sweet Chilli and Lightly Salted.

     

  • EDWCA is the trade Association that is dedicated to recognising service excellence in the water cooler and hydration industry within the home and workplace environment.

    Since 2001, we have been the authoritative source of information for our members at both UK and European level. The Association provides all members with the influence, insight and tools they need to deliver the best water-based solutions to their customers.

    Our members range from bottlers, mains-fed and bag-in-box suppliers and distributors and we represent their collective interests in our mission to recognise and reward the highest standards.

  • From Italy with passion, Lavazza has over 120 years’ experience in the art of blending the perfect cup of coffee, inspired by Luigi Lavazza’s initial journey of discovery in 1895.  Lavazza is more than just a quality coffee, it is also an opportunity for your everyday business. Over 120 years of dedication and passion make us qualified as the coffee experts to the professionals. From bean to blend, we take pride in our coffee at every step. It is this level of care that ensures our products are of the highest quality. The key to Lavazza success lies in constantly growing, innovating

  • Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980’s. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in 171 countries and over 68 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.

    A total of 6.302 billion cans of Red Bull were sold worldwide in 2017, representing an increase of 4.0% against an already very successful 2016. Taking into account price fluctuations, company turnover even witnessed a 4.2% increase from EUR 6.029 billion to EUR 6.282 billion.

  • “SB Software: helping you to be simply better. We provide software systems for vending operators. It’s what we do day-in day-out, and it’s all we’ll ever do. We’re passionate about producing well-engineered solutions and Vendmanager, our vending management system is simply better than any other.”

  • Siemens Financial Services (SFS), combines a deep knowledge of the vending sector with a drive to continually innovate, in order to maintain its position as a key finance provider to the industry.  The company leverages decades of experience in the marketplace to provide vending operators with competitive financial solutions, to help them to improve cash flow while enabling their customers to acquire quality machines through affordable financing. Increasingly, through its new digitalised processes, Siemens Financial Services is enhancing its service for vendors and their customers.

  • Established since 1989, Tower Leasing has grown from a small brokerage to one of the UK’s leading finance partners, enabling companies across the UK to acquire much needed vending equipment through leasing.

    “We create the opportunity for businesses to manage their cash flow whilst being able to secure the latest assets and technology which enables our customers to stay competitive within the market through tailored and flexible finance packages. Our services also provide the capability to deliver additional funding to support your business growth with our wide range of finance solutions. From new start-ups to the largest plc business, we can provide facilities for all.

    “The vending industry continues to surprise us with its innovate products and we are excited to be involved with such a diverse marketplace enabling us to support businesses to deliver the needs of their consumers.”

  • Present in the UK since 1966 and part of a leading global company, Ferrero UK is recognised for iconic brands such as Ferrero Rocher, tic tac, NUTELLA® and Kinder Surprise: unique brands which are well loved throughout the UK.

    Ferrero UK is a dynamic, progressive company, fusing modern, innovative approaches with its rich confectionery heritage. Its leading position in confectionery markets in mainland Europe underpins its commitment to succeed in the competitive UK market. This has helped us to achieve rapid growth consistently over the last few years.

    “Ferrero is a family owned company, and this is reflected in our belief in strong people values. Our ethos is to work together to reach our challenging goals, but in a supportive environment. We enjoy the heritage of being part of a successful European confectionery group, but are also importantly adapting to local consumer needs. With this in mind, we are continuing to develop the Ferrero story in the UK,” says the company.

  • Coffetek lead the market in the UK with a comprehensive range of refreshment solutions. Formed in 1990, with the main objective of providing high quality, reliable hot beverage systems, the business has stood the strength of time.

    The product range was further enhanced in 2006 when the business was acquired by Spanish based Azkoyen Group SA. Azkoyen manufacture a complete portfolio of hot beverage, snack and cold drink systems.

    The synergies between the two businesses has been compelling, with the cross development of technology such as espresso brewing systems and fresh leaf tea.

    The UK business unit employs 80+ people at its facility in Portishead. A UK R&D team is critical to our success, providing local understanding of the market needs and deploying rapid product development has ensured the business continues to grow.

    We manufacture products in the UK for markets around the world, across Europe, Middle East and the USA.

    During 2018, we have committed to a significant investment in a new manufacturing plant in the UK, allowing us to enhance our manufacturing capabilities and provide new showroom and training facilities.