The bride wore … plastic!

Bride-to-be Tracey Leahy came up with a great new way of finding ‘something borrowed’ for her wedding day – a dress made from RPC Tedeco Gizeh Kenfig’s plastic cups!

Tracey is managing director of Mannvend, members of the Associated Vending Services (AVS) – the UK’s largest independent vending purchasing group, which has a five-year contract with Kenfig to supply plastic cups.

David Lowe, general manager at Kenfig, explains: “About a year ago I was speaking with Tracey at the AVS conference. She mentioned that she was getting married and threw me a challenge of making her a wedding dress from plastic cups. Of course the creative team at Kenfig embraced the idea and got to work on the design. We agreed that if the dress could be produced then Tracey would wear it on her wedding day, in August. We are absolutely delighted with the result and for Tracey to wear the dress on her special day, really is testament to her love of the vending industry’’

Tracey Leahy commented ‘’I’m thrilled that RPC Tedeco rose to the challenge and have produced such a stylish couture dress. It just shows how versatile plastic cups can be and how RPC Tedeco will go that extra mile to keep the customer happy’’

Mannvend has around 30 staff and is located on the Isle of Man. The business was started by Tracey’s father Brian and as a result enjoys a well established reputation of service excellence with the vending industry. It supplies more than 5,000 refreshment solutions including hot drinks machines, can machines, snack machines and food machines on the Island, serving over 35,000 drinks a day.