In 2016, the University of Portsmouth jumped on board with approximately 25,000 students on site. The gold-rated University which dates back to the early 1900s, is renowned for its excellent facilities and continued investment in resources and buildings.


The Challenge

The university was facing some difficulties with its current vending company. This largely centered around reliability, menu fatigue, and a serious lack of healthy options. As an extremely innovative university, they sought to find a solution – a company with a similar, progressive ethos. With this in mind, the Head of Catering Services for the University, Nick Leach, found us and was very interested in the values and appearance of Doozy.



Our Solution

Upon initial meeting, Nick realised that Doozy could considerably increase revenues whilst providing a better, healthier service for the students. Over the university summer break in 2016, we installed Doozy in two locations on a trial. In 2017, the university put the whole of its vending options up for tender (over 25 machines across over 10 locations). It was due to the great success of our trial that we were awarded the contract.


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University of Portsmouth healthy vending

“The University of Portsmouth has a very diverse estate and we were looking for a professional vending company that could offer a first-class service, deliver innovation and enhance our student experience in buildings where we are unable to offer delivered catering. Doozy tick all those boxes with a fresh and modern take on, not just vending, but the whole experience”

Nick Leach, Head of Catering Services 

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