Share your memories

The family of vending stalwart Paul Beard whose career has spanned decades in the industry are calling for any former colleagues to get in touch as Mr Beard is now unexpectedly in ill health.

His son, David Beard, said he would love to hear from former colleagues who have any memories/stories or those who remember his father, now 75.

Mr Beard senior, who is married with two sons is originally from Kingston Upon Thames but in the late 1970s the family moved to West Sussex.

He has previously worked for GKN Sankey Vending, Panda Soft Drinks and Image Catering to name a few. Most recently he worked for Vendhall / Vendo (UK) as senior service engineer, before he retired in 2006.

Mr David Beard can be contacted at