Our team

David Llewellyn

Chief Executive

David has a wealth of vending and business knowledge having been involved in the vending business for over 26 years. He has been involved in all aspects of vending: as a Supplier of Ingredients and Equipment; as a National Operator through his own vending company also as a Vending Equipment manufacturer and supplier.

David Bamford

Membership Services Manager

David has worked in the Vending industry for 35 years, starting with a regional operator in 1988 straight from college, as a chef prepping food. After taking a short sabbatical to work in the restaurant industry he returned to vending in the logistics department and then technical services. For the last 21+ years he has worked for a vending equipment manufacture in both Technical and Account Manager roles.

Penny Rowell

Accounts Controller

Although a relative newcomer to the vending industry, Penny has over 15 years in bookkeeping and office administration experience. A friendly voice at the end of the phone to help answer and direct any queries that you may have.

Kennedy Warwick

Communications and Event Executive

With two years of prior experience at the AVA in 2018, Kennedy brings valuable expertise to her current role as a part-time Communications and Event Executive. With over 7 years in management at Starbucks, she is well-acquainted with the commercial aspects of vending. After leaving the AVA in 2021 to pursue teaching, Kennedy returned in 2024 with expanded experience in communications. Notably, she played a pivotal role in co-creating the AVA Futures initiative during her first tenure, showcasing her commitment to industry advancement.

Our Experts:

Martin Colston

AVA Census Reporter

Martin has 30 years’ experience in Vending and the wider Away from Home Hot Beverage industry in the UK, USA, Canada, Japan, China, France and Germany.
In addition to the AVA Census, Martin also produces the annual Market Reports for the European Vending Association, covering another 21 countries.

Mike Saltmarsh

Technical Consultant

Mike has over 39 years of experience in the food industry and is Chief Executive of Inglehurst Foods. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Food Science and Technology and a Chartered Scientist, and regularly lectures on food safety issues at Birmingham University. He deals with all AVA technical questions and can provide information and guidance concerning a wide range of topics.