Acquisitions & Appointments

  • Hawco Group gears up to meet further growth

    By Vending International on July 8, 2019
    Hawco Group, which encompasses both the Hawco North America and Abbeychart brands, has appointed Lou Torres Jnr. to the newly created position of business development sales manager with immediate effect. The appointment supports a strategic decision to further develop the North American market where Hawco Group is experiencing growing demand for the company’s extensive product offer and technical expertise across […]
  • Zenith Global expands sustainability consulting

    By Vending International on June 19, 2019
    Zenith Global has announced the appointment of Michael Roberts as principal sustainability consultant to lead the company’s continued expansion into sustainability services across the food and drink sector. Michael Roberts will retain his current role as global business development director for Capri-Sun, while building up the Zenith Global sustainability team.  Much of Michael’s previous career was in the Coca-Cola system, […]
  • Montagu Group launches ‘UK’s largest independent vending company’

    By Vending International on May 22, 2019
    Fast-growing, specialist vending-solutions company, Montagu Group, has announced the launch of ‘The Vending People’. The new brand for its vending division creates what it describes as the UK’s largest independent vending company, with over 200 operators and 50 engineers supporting 9,000 vending machines nationally. The Group has completed a number of major acquisitions since its inception in 2017 and has […]
  • Britvic appoints sustainability director

    By Vending International on May 22, 2019
    Britvic has announced the formation of a new role within the GB business and appointed Trystan Farnworth as director of sustainability. Having previously held the role of GB commercial director for convenience & impulse, he has over 15 years’ experience working for the soft drinks giant. The newly created role reflects Britvic’s ongoing commitment to running a sustainable business and […]
  • Lincoln & York appoints new finance director

    By Vending International on May 13, 2019
    Lincoln & York, the private label coffee sourcing, roasting and packing specialist, has appointed Simon Webster as the new finance director as it continues its rapid growth. The appointment comes at a time of change for the business, driven by its fruitful journey to date since inception 25 years ago. Lincoln & York achieved revenues of £34.55m in 2018 and […]
  • Britvic plc announces new CFO

    By Vending International on April 9, 2019
    Britvic PLC (BVIC) has announced the appointment of Joanne Wilson to the board as chief financial officer. Joanne Wilson is currently chief financial officer at dunnhumby, the global specialist in customer data science and part of Tesco PLC. Prior to this, she held a variety of financial and commercial roles at Tesco PLC internationally, as well as in the UK. […]
  • ‘A critical appointment’ at Vianet Smart Machines/Vendman

    By Vending International on March 6, 2019
    Jo Vinton-Bulwinkel has joined Vianet Smart Machines / Vendman as head of customer experience in an appointment the company views as ’critical’ to its ambitious growth plans. Jo has joined from Firstsource Solutions UK Ltd where, within the space of two years, she progressed from operations manager to process excellence manager and ultimately client director. She already has a number […]
  • Barry Callebaut Beverages appoints foodservice national account manager 

    By Vending International on March 3, 2019
    Retail, FMCG and foodservice specialist Stuart Warburton is joining Barry Callebaut Beverages as national account manager, leading the UK foodservice channel for the hot drinks manufacturer. Sales director for Barry Callebaut Beverages UK, Tracy Southwell said: “Stuart’s appointment complements our UK strategic plan ensuring we strive to achieve the very best customer focus by investing in high calibre sales capability. Stuart […]
  • Melitta welcomes industry heavyweight

    By Vending International on February 8, 2019
    Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions has announced the appointment of Brad Journet-Robins to the role of head of business development, recruited to advance market share for sales of the company’s  machines throughout 2019 and beyond. Brad joins Melitta following a 30-year career with some of the industry’s most respected suppliers including UCC Coffee and Selecta UK & Ireland. His appointment comes […]
  • Abbeychart strengthen management team

    By Vending International on January 25, 2019
    Abbeychart, the liquid dispense experts have promoted Nigel Barron to the newly created position of sales director with immediate effect. Nigel has been with Abbeychart for over 12 years, joining internal sales initially and progressing through the company where he was most recently employed as sales manager for the national and international sales team. “It’s quite an exciting time to […]