As the well-known saying goes, an army marches on its stomach, and that analogy can be applied when it comes to providing refreshments for your workforce. With the increase in shift-working and round-the-clock use of facilities to comply with social distancing, organisations are struggling to provide quality, fresh, nutritional food and drinks 24/7.
Nutritionally, consumers are switched-on to the benefits of eating healthy, fresh foods, and left to their own devices, would go for deli-style bespoke bites to eat and coffee-shop standard brews. The perceived cost of providing this offering in the workplace is prohibitive – until now!
At Options Management we have developed the micro-market concept and have introduced the Micro-Market fresh food and deli coffee shop experience. This puts a high quality, fresh and delicious food range of over 200 lines and coffee shop standard hot beverages within easy reach of your workforce, at any time of the day or night.
Think of it as a bespoke company grocery store. You take your chosen foods (including special diet options such as gluten free) from the shelves and cabinets. Use a barista quality coffee machine or dispense hot water for high quality teas and herbal brews. Scan, pay, heat if necessary, and tuck in! This is a self-service open style kitchen, with a contactless payment kiosk. Monitored 24 hours a day via CCTV the application is intelligently managed by our team, who regularly replenish stock, keeping everything fresh.
The Micro Market offers your team so much more than a vending machine, without the costs and complexities of providing full, on-site catering facilities.
Discover how you can provide the revolutionary Refreshing Options 2 Go Micro Market, perfectly scalable to any working environment – office, factory, call centre, or warehouse – today, with a FREE on-site survey. Call us on 01782 629888.
Due to our continued expansion, we are looking for WAREHOUSE OPERATIVES to join our team at our Newcastle Under Lyme company.
You would be based at our warehouse in Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Receive deliveries of goods and supplies.
Check for damaged or missing items
Move stock around by hand, using lifting gear or a forklift truck
Load, and sometimes deliver, goods
Keep records of stock
Keep paperwork up to date
Clean work areas
Actively participate in our recycling work
Ideally, the candidate will hold a
driving license and have fork truck training.
We offer you. Competitive salary, 28 days holiday(inc bank holidays) , pension scheme
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We are delighted to announce that Options Management Ltd has acquired Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix
I hope you will share our excitement as we share a joined aspiration of providing quality services to our clients with a can-do approach
Hilton Lane Associates Ltd T/a Boxlogix wholesales a wide selection of snack and drinks to the education and leisure sector across the UK.
Options Management Ltd was formed in 1990 offering refreshing vending solutions and has grown into a leading multi-million pound independent vending business who are also the greenest vending company in the UK. The acquisition of Hilton Lane Associates t/a Boxlogix will sit within the Options Group of Companies which already includes Recycling Options Ltd – a fully reverse vending service providing a closed loop approach to recycling plastics, paper and plastic cups and cans supplied by Options Management; and Refreshing Options To Go Ltd – a fully automated 24/7 fresh food and deli coffee shop and catering facility
This is a very exciting opportunity for both businesses. Both companies have similar cultures and synergies and share a passion for providing excellent goods and services. The acquisition will see us in a very strong position to continue providing a high standard of service to our clients and enhance our already established company and brand. Options Management will be able to offer Hilton Lane Associates clients a wide range of equipment including coffee systems, fridges and recycling machines tailored for the education and leisure sector
With the ongoing and inevitable changes within our market, such as the importance of healthy eating and recycling, we are jointly positioned to offer a unique closed loop service for schools, colleges and leisure centres, encouraging the recycling of all cans, bottles and paper cups, which we believe is a powerful and sustainable offering to all our customers.
The new company will be known as Options Management t/a Boxlogix Ltd
Our MD Paul Ure was excited to meet Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish Grocers Federation Conference in Glasgow today. The First Minister of Scotland was impressed by the capacity and versatility of our Envipco Flex, the RVM with the smallest footprint on the market for collecting plastic bottles and cans for the Deposit Return Scheme.
Options Management hit the headlines recently when the Sentinel newspaper featured an article in their business section sharing an overview of the company and highlighting our Reverse Vending equipment and the trials we are running with the Co-op at major music festivals this summer. Please find below a link to the story.
Thank you to everyone who came to speak to us at the LACA exhibition. We had a great week catching up with old friends and doing business with new customers from the educational catering sector with our Free School Compliant Drinks Fridges and Recycling Units for bottles and cans proving particularly popular. Below are Sue Smith (Doncaster Schools), Koran Hurst (HC3S) and Paula Blachard (Taylor Shaw) who were winners of Options Management prizes on the H2O Educatering “Wheel of Fortune” competition collecting their winnings from our stand.
NHS England Hospital Trusts are to receive a cash boost after slashing the amount of sugary drinks they sell. Sales of sugar drinks accounted for 15.6% of drinks sold in hospital shops and vending equipment in July 2017, this was reduced to 8.7% in March 2018 in 9 out of 10 Trusts after NHS England boss Simon Stevens ordered hospital chiefs to “get their house in order”. The reduction in Sugary Drinks sold is equivalent to 1.1 million cans of Coke, 10 million teaspoons of sugar or 160 million Calories.
Options Management Ltd has been helping our customers in the NHS meet these targets by offering low sugar and sugar free drinks compliant with NHS England CQUIN national goals for improving patient care.
The Co-op has annouced today that it will be working with Recycling Options and Envipco to bring Reverse Vending equipment for plastic bottles to UK music festivals for the first time. “Pop Up” Stores will be used to trial a Deposit Return Scheme for plastic bottles allowing fesitval goers at Download, Latitude and Reading and Leeds to deposite their bottle for recycling in the Reverse Vending machine and in return receive a voucher to spend in stores on-site. Please find a press release from the Co-op annoucning the move.