Vendies Shortlists 2017 Are Announced!

Many congratulations to all for making it to the Vendies shortlists.

Vendies Shortlists
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Here are the results of the voting, we present the Vendies shortlists. To be the first to find out the winners  buy a ticket for the event, or you can read about them here on Planet Vending, of course! Good luck!

2017 Finalists


Online Initiative of the Year

24U, Uvenco UK

Coffetek Customer Web, Coffetek Limited

Vending Integration, The Vending Integrators

Customer Service Award – Supplier

Jill Green, Becktech Limited

Mark Lamble, National Account Manager, Burts Potato Chips

Siemens Financial Services

Vendmanager – Customer Service Team, SB Software

Westomatic Front Line Staff, Westomatic Vending Services Ltd

Best Machine Innovation Sponsored by Lavazza

Coffee to Go with Milkshakes, Westomatic Vending Services Ltd

Coffetek Vitro M3 – Fresh Milk Innovation, Coffetek Limited

Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosks, Mr Lee’s Pure Foods

The Easy Kitchen, Westomatic


Payment System of the Year Sponsored by Siemens Financial Services

Systopia Vending Reader

VPOS, Nayax

WorldKey Loyalty, SUZOHAPP


Hot Beverage Brand of the Year

Birchall Tea


Van Houten, Barry Callebaut Beverages

Snack/Confectionery Product of the Year

Cadbury Twirl, Mondelēz International

Galaxy Golden Eggs, Mars Chocolate UK

Levi Roots Reggae Reggae, Burts Potato Chips

Mr Lee’s Cup Noodles – 6 Flavours, Mr Lee’s Pure Foods

Oreo, Mondelēz International

Best Ancillary

Insulated Vending Cups, Benders Paper Cups

Red Bean Cup, 4 Aces Ltd

Refurbishment Services, Westomatic

Vending Integration, The Vending Integrators

Vendmanager, SB Software

Best New Product

Hobgoblin Hamageddon, Burts Potato Chips

Mr Lee’s Cup Noodles – 6 Flavours, Mr Lee’s Pure Foods

NEW Vitro Series – Hot Beverage Systems, Coffetek Limited

The Primo Touch, Westomatic

Vending Integration, The Vending Integrators

Operator of the Year Sponsored by Vendman

vendies shortlists

Connect Vending

Express Vending

Millsons Vending

Nutrivend Ltd

VH Graddon & Sons Vending Ltd (Graddon Vending)

Best Newcomer

Macchiavalley UK Ltd

Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosks, Mr Lee’s Pure Foods

Service Engineer of the Year

Dave Grist, Express Vending

Mark McCluskey, Uvenco UK

Senol Niyazi, Express Vending


Route Operator of the Year

Jani, Oasis Products Vending Services Ltd

Joanna Cunliffe, Uvenco UK

Mary Kelliher, Express Vending

Nick Francis, Express Vending

Sabrina Davis, Express Vending

Customer Service Award – Operator Sponsored by SB Software

Karen Bruce, Uvenco

Stephanie Jones, Express Vending


Marketing Campaign of the Year Sponsored by Coffetek

Connect Vending

Express Vending

Falkingham and Taylor (Vending) Ltd

Mr Lee’s Noodles

About the author

Yvonne Reynolds-Young

Planet Vending’s MD and Publisher is Yvonne Reynolds-Young. An island of corporate common sense surrounded by oceans of creative madness, Yvonne is the person to call if your intention is to make something happen. (She controls all the diaries and all the money, FYI). She’s also our Social Media Queen, single-handedly responsible for building PVs presence on LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter and thereby driving record volumes of traffic onto the site.

‘Customer service is my responsibility and it’s my job to make sure we’re always ahead of deadlines’ she says. ‘My background in big business means I speak the same language as our corporate clients and understand the particular pressures they face when working in the vending arena.’

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