***Your votes for the finalists can be made here: https://www.thevendies.co.uk/voting-form-2018/ *** by 13 September


The Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham will be awash with light on 2 October as the prestigious awards scheme for the UK vending and water industries – The Vendies – returns for a thrilling, Vegas themed celebration.

Tickets are priced at £145pp (discounts available for EDWCA members) and include a drinks reception, three course meal with wine, award presentations for outstanding performance, an after dinner casino and even more Vegas filled fun and networking. A limited number of hotel discounts are also available to guests of The Vendies and/or the EDWCA Business Day on a first come, first served basis. Bookings must be made in advance via The Vendies website.

Entries are now open with new and revised categories, aimed at operators and suppliers in the vending and water industries and as previous winners will testify, a Vendies win ‘is a real stamp of endorsement.’

The Awards will be judged by an expert panel, comprising leading names from across the water and vending industry – with some help from the industry, of course!
Judges will assess each of the entries according to strict criteria, before carefully selecting up to five finalists in each category for the industry to vote on.
The judges’ scores will account for 75% of the outcome and the industry vote 25%. Written entries must be no more than 1,000 words. Supporting information (images, videos etc) should be uploaded via the online entry form.

The EVA supports national awards schemes like the Vendies as it provides recognition as well as motivation to vending companies and serves to increase the already high levels of quality within the industry.

For more information and to enter go to www.thevendies.co.uk

In partnership with the EDWCA Business Day
Registration is now open for (EVA Member) European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) Business Day Trade Show, which is taking place in conjunction with The Vendies at the Forest of Arden Hotel on 02 October 2018.

The Business Day starts at 9.00am with the Association Annual General Meeting followed by an exciting Speakers Programme with subjects such as GDPR and Plastics…what is the solution? After lunch delegates will be invited to browse around the Trade show from 1pm to 4.30pm and join in the speakers discussion forums and roundtables. Over 50% of the space for the trade show has already been sold out, with exhibitors from both the water and vending industries showing an unprecedented level of interest. The trade show itself is free to non-members to attend, although a refreshment package is available for convenience.

For more information and to register visit www.thevendies.co.uk


2017 Vendies winners