Friends and colleagues joined together in Manchester on Wednesday 1 July 2015 for The Vendies, the annual awards dinner for the industry, celebrating the achievements of the past year.
Organised by Datateam Business Media (home to Vending International magazine) in association with the AVA and the EDWCA, The Vendies is designed to recognise outstanding products and people in the vending industry.
Taking place alongside AVEX 2015, expectations for the event were high and guests were not disappointed. Almost 400 members of the vending and water industries gathered at the lavish Hilton Manchester Deansgate to honour and reward the hard work and exceptional service provided by outstanding individuals and companies in the sector.
Sponsors and their guests attended an exclusive VIP drinks reception at the Cloud 23 bar, located on the top floor of the hotel, before joining other attendees for a pre-dinner champagne reception in the striking Deansgate Foyer. Comedian Paul Sinha hosted the evening, presenting 19 awards for outstanding performance. Guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal followed by entertainment from local band The Rush, who filled the dance floor with a combination of northern soul, rock and pop classics.
Event director Hannah Dedman commented: “Events like The Vendies help drive innovation and increase standards by rewarding excellence, as well as providing a great opportunity for networking. Congratulations to all the winners, and well done to those who made it through to the finals. Sincere thanks to our sponsors and everyone who attended The Vendies 2015 – here’s to looking ahead to the 2016 awards!”
The Vendies winners for 2015 can be viewed at www.thevendies.co.uk. Click here to see the photos from the night. Please contact Bryony Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like hi-res versions of any of these.
Datateam Business Media would like to thank the event’s generous sponsors So-Pure, Berrywhite, The Broderick Group, Coffetek, Douwe Egberts Professional, European WaterCare, H2O Direct, Lavazza, Microfilter, N&W, PepsiCo, Siemens Financial Services, SUZOHAPP, Ten Acre and Vendman, without whom the event would not have been possible.
Visit www.thevendies.co.uk for more information