The Vendies 2023 call for entries – don’t miss the February 28 deadline!

Time is running out to enter The Vendies 2023 so don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your entry in by February 28 and stand a chance of winning a coveted industry award.

The event will be held on June 7 at the exclusive Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, London, for the second year running.

These awards will continue its longstanding tradition of recognising and rewarding companies and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the trade.

Whether you are an operator or supplier to vending market, there are plenty of categories to enter or nominate in.

This year The Vendies have introduced two brand new categories:

Our first new category is Rising star! This award goes to a young professional who has had a significant and invaluable impact for their employer through exceeding targets or customer recognition and has established themselves as an important team member. Nominations will be open to candidates under the age of 30. Please supply a short write up in support of the nomination.

Our second new category is Woman of the Year! This award goes to the businesswoman who has gained industry- wide respect for her work in the vending sector. Nominees will display strong leadership qualities, be known to advocate for the industry, hold strong business principles and contribute to the raising of standards. Please supply a short write up in support of the nomination.

The remaining categories include the following:

Supplier categories:
Best machine innovation
Best payment system
Best beverage brand
Best snack/confectionery product Best new product
Best ancillary product or service Best healthy product
Best sustainable product

Operator categories
Best regional operator
Best overall operator
Best route operator
Best service engineer
Best area manager

Supplier & operator categories
Best website
customer service award
corporate social responsibility award best vending project
new- Woman of the year
new- Rising star

See all the categories at

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How it works for 2023

The winners of a The Vendies awards will be determined by an expert industry judging panel. Each entry will be reviewed by the judges in accordance with a strict set of criteria to determine the winners in each category.

We are pleased to announce, all last year’s judges will return to the panel.

They include, Vendex director Phil Reynolds, General Manager of the Water Dispenser & Hydration Association Phillipa Atkinson-Clow, Director General of the European Vending & Coffee Service Association Erwin Wetzel and Business Manager for NIVO Group Michelle Hefferon.

To enter or nominate, it couldn’t be any easier, just follow our three simple steps:
1) Pick your category you wish to shine in;
2) Put together a short statement explaining why you or the company/individual you are nominating deserve to win;
3) Submit your entry using our easy online portal.

We are also pleased to announce, Selfly Store by Stora Enso will be sponsoring the Drinks Reception for the second year in a row. If you want to get involved in sponsoring the event, contact Natalie Harman at or call 01622 699119.