5 posts categorized "Awards"

January 21, 2009

Industry recognition: We win AVS Award

Johnny Manchester Vending Services Director John Broderick was the popular winner of the Member of the Year award at a recent AVS conference in Spain. 

Since he first started as an apprentice at his father's firm, John has immersed himself in all aspects of the business and his bubbly personality has won friends throughout the industry for Manchester Vending Services.

"We've put a lot of hard work into keeping the company at the cutting edge of vending in the UK," said Mr Broderick said on collecting the trophy from Associated Vending Services. "But we're a very ambitious company and we've still got a lot of work yet to do in 2009 with the launch of our Broderick's coffee shop, our online shop, and other pan-European ventures."

January 15, 2009

Fairtrade: Not just a passing fad

Uganda_tea FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS are all the rage these days. As consumers and industry leaders become increasingly aware of how the food and drink they consume is made, Fairtrade is no passing fad. Manufacturers and suppliers of commodities such as coffee, tea and chocolate are increasingly under pressure to supply Fairtrade products.  Manchester Vending Services however are proud to be pioneers – supplying Fairtrade coffee, tea and sugar in vending for over twenty years, with the Overseas Development Minister at the time, Claire Short applauding their lead in supporting Fairtrade vending. Managing Director, John Broderick explains: “The  Managing Director, John Broderick explains: “The ability to make ethical choices as a consumer has long been one of our core beliefs,” he said. “But when we started out talking about getting a fair deal, not many people were interested… Now more people are listening.”

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September 01, 2008

Ten years greener

Tenyearsgreener PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT has been the modus operandi at Manchester Vending Services ever since we became the first vending company in the country to be awarded the environmental management award ISO 14001, nearly ten years ago. Here's a photo of the first school - Sacred Heart Primary in Wythenshawe - who received our free pencils, pens and rulers made from recycled plastic cups. Find our more about our environmental vending opportunities.

April 10, 2008

Airport deal tastes sweet

Chrissy Article printed in the Business pages of The Manchester Evening News:

WYTHENSHAWE-based Manchester Vending Services is celebrating an award as best operator for its installation of 105 machines at Manchester Airport in December and January.

The machines have doubled turnover in drinks and snacks and doubled the workforce maintaining them to eight, says managing director John Broderick. In the recent Auto Vending Innovation Awards, his company's success was recognised with a trophy, presented at a ceremony in London.


January 10, 2008

A taste revolution: The new milk from Milfresh

Milfresh1 You would be surprised how much fat there can be in a latte or cappuccino. Well, not anymore as Manchester Vending Services introduce Milfresh Superior Granulated Skimmed Milk into its portfolio of vending ingredients. Milfresh is virtually fat free, and free of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils (HVOs) and so is altogether better for you! As companies like Marks and Spencer ban HVO's from its produce and staff dining, it seems that HVOs and their resultant Trans Fatty Acids are never out of the news. Manchester Vending is leading the way in removing them from vended drinks with Milfresh.