Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Hawco appoints new managing director

    By Vending International on December 9, 2019
    Hawco Ltd has appointed Martin Butler as managing director. Martin has been with the company since 1999 and has plenty of experience working within sales, product management and customer service. His most recent role was commercial director. He said: “Over the years I’ve held a number of roles throughout the business, primarily sales orientated. Most recently as a commercial director my […]
  • Apple Industries makes two key appointments

    By Vending International on December 6, 2019
    Apple Industries has hired two new sales executives to drive national and international expansion of its product portfolio while fortifying its position as a leading photo booth manufacturer in amusement. Shontae Savage joins Apple Industries as senior director of business development and Michael Lavelle joins as sales account executive. Both bringvast international knowledge of photographic, licensing, sports and entertainment markets […]
  • Abbeychart appoints new sales engineer

    By Vending International on December 5, 2019
    Abbeychart, the liquid dispense expert, has appointed Joseph Bertera to the post of field sales engineer. Joseph will be supporting key customers across the north of the country as well as maintaining relationships and creating new commercial opportunities within the vending, coffee, water, brewing and soft drinks markets. “I’m a fresh face to the company coming from a background in […]
  • Evoca Group appoints new UK and Ireland sales director

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    Craig Jukes has been announced as the new sales director, UK & Ireland, for coffee machine and vending group Evoca UK, whose brand portfolio includes Necta, Wittenborg; Gaggia Milano and Saeco. “I firmly believe we need to change our approach to meet the demands of our customers and to recognise the speed at which the market is changing,” Jukes said. […]
  • Diane Hunter takes on AVA Board position

    By Vending International on September 30, 2019
    The Automatic Vending Association has announced a new operator representative to sit on the AVA Board – Diane Hunter. Diane is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has over 25 years’ experience within the industry. The highlight of her career has been starting her own business ‘Apple Vending’ 13 years ago, which continues to go from strength to strength with new […]
  • Masteroast appoints new commercial director

    By Vending International on September 25, 2019
    Masteroast Coffee Co, the UK-based specialist private label roaster, has appointed Matthew Mills as group commercial director. Matthew, son of the original founders, re-joins the family owned business after a highly successful 15-year career trading green coffee on three continents, most recently based in New York. Managing director Andy Fawkes commented: “I am delighted to have someone of Matthew’s expertise […]
  • Catercost acquired by the EF Group

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Catering cloud-based service provider, The EF Group, has announced the acquisition of menu planning, nutrition and allergen management service provider Catercost. Through this acquisition, The EF Group which trades as e-foods, plans to expand its software platform to offer fully integrated menu planning, allergen compliance, purchasing and supply for all types of catering. Development has already begun on a new version […]
  • Vendmanager appoints new technical manager

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    SB Software, the maker of Vendmanager, has appointed Martin Olivant to the role of technical manager. With more than 27 years’ experience in vending, and most recently over 13 years at Express the market-leading operator, Martin has earned his reputation for “making things work” through his: technical excellence understanding of the market depth of experience. His expertise spans the full […]
  • Acquisition presents ‘exciting opportunity’

    By Vending International on August 23, 2019
    Options Management has acquired Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix and the company will now be known as Options Management t/a Boxlogix. Paul Ure, group managing director of Options Management said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for both businesses. Both companies have similar cultures and synergies and share a passion for providing excellent goods and services. The acquisition will […]
  • Operator representative vacancy on AVA Board

    By Vending International on August 5, 2019
    The AVA has a vacancy for an Operator Representative on Board. If the company you represent is a member of the AVA, you can apply for this voluntary position. The Board meets four times a year and helps to shape and guide the workings of the AVA to ensure that member interests are best served. The successful candidate will benefit […]