Connect Vending Aims For Substantial Growth on the back of ‘Best in Class’ Performance

Connect Vending has announced an ambitious growth programme aimed at propelling the company ‘to record revenues’.

After twenty years of operating vending solutions all over the UK, Connect has become a major player in the South East. The focus for the business in the coming months will be all about laying the foundations required to achieve consistent, sustainable double-digit growth year on year; because if that box can be ticked, Connect will see revenue more than double – by 2025…

The first visible sign of the gear-change is a new, mobile-optimised website, the first of many scheduled up-grades and innovations that will form bedrock of Connect’s digital strategy going forward – underpinned by ‘significant’ recent investment in people, processes and promotional activity.

Connect The person tasked with delivering the goods is Sam Roberts, who was appointed as Digital Marketing Manager Connect in June 2021. ‘Our digital presence is a key element of our growth plans, with the new website just the beginning of our marketing efforts over the next few years’, he told PV. ‘We’re confident that we have all the qualities we need to attract those Big Brands that everybody wants in their portfolio. Essentially, my job is to ensure that when potential clients are reviewing services or inviting tenders, the name Connect springs to mind, providing us with the opportunity to sit down, tell our story and show what we can do.’

Elyas Coutts

Connect has recently ‘taken delivery’ of its third cohort of Business Development Graduates. Their introduction to the wonderful world of FoodBev began with a course of intensive sales training. Enough said: when it comes to the next generation of Connect go-getters, the company has found that success lies in growing their own…

‘We’ve always invested in our people as they’re the core of any service-based organisation’, said Connect MD Elyas Coutts. ‘We search meticulously for the brightest and best talents out there and then we equip them with the skills they’ll need to thrive in our competitive and very fast-moving industry. By supporting them with best technology and management processes available to us, we’ll ensure that our clients consider the service they receive from Connect as a ‘best-in-class’ experience.’

Graduates: Does a career at Connect appeal to you? To find out more, visit Connect’s dedicated graduate page,  HERE

Sign of the times? Read Connect Vending Secures its First Commercial Smart Fridge Customer on PV here

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Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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