The AVA AGM went Viral!

Posted on: 29-06-2020

On Wednesday 24th June 2020, the AVA held their Annual General Meeting via Microsoft Teams; This was the first ever AGM to be held online. With the coronavirus pandemic continuing in the UK, the AVA Board made the decision to host the AGM online and it was a huge success. Over 80 AVA Members attended…

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Welsh Government Consultation: Beyond Recycling – AVA Response

Posted on: 27-04-2020

Welsh Government Consultation: Beyond Recycling:   The consultation covers eight areas, including: recycling, clean technology, increased use of recycled content and an intent to “phase out single use plastic”.  It can be read in full here: Beyond Recycling). Its declared aim is to “accelerate our journey towards a circular economy”. Laudable, but some of the…

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Vendex Postponed

Posted on: 18-03-2020

    VENDEX MIDLANDS POSTPONED TO 6 OCTOBER 2020 Vendex Midlands, the UK’s leading vending trade show, has been postponed until 6 October 2020 following the latest government advice around COVID-19. Show Director Phil Reynolds of Trade Events, the events company behind Vendex says: “All exhibitors have been contacted and we are contacting pre-registered visitors. …

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AVA Futures brings you an Educational Networking Day

Posted on: 21-02-2020

After a successful meeting in January, AVA Futures have decided that their next meeting, scheduled to be held on Monday 20th April, will be “open to all” – irrespective of age, gender or experience. The group will be chaired by Elyas Coutts, Connect Vending and a committee, currently consisting of five individuals from different AVA…

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AVA Futures: The Next Generation

Posted on: 27-09-2019

The AVA are delighted to announce a new committee, led by Kennedy Procter called AVA Futures. This committee aims to engage the The Next Generation of the Vending Industry, providing a platform to openly discuss key concepts and ideas within Vending, whilst learning from successful people and established businesses. It was during the AVA Christmas…

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Diane Hunter steps up as Operator Representative!

Posted on: 17-09-2019

  We are pleased to announce that Diane Hunter has accepted a position on the Board as an Operator Representative. Diane is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who has over 25 years’ experience within the industry. The highlight of her career has been starting her own business ‘Apple Vending’ 13 years ago, which continues to go…

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AVA Operator Representative Vacancy

Posted on: 05-08-2019

OPERATOR REPRESENTATIVE VACANCY ON THE AVA BOARD!   With the resignation of Neil Thomas from his position as Operator Representative to the AVA Board, we now have a vacancy for this position.   It is an exciting time to join the Board and influence the future of our industry – so why not put your…

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AVA Consultations – Have your say!

Posted on: 03-05-2019

At the end of 2018 HM Government published “Our waste, our resources: A strategy for England”: This was followed up by consultation documents issued by Defra and HM Treasury. The AVA Environment committee headed by Adrian Pratt and Mike Saltmarsh has been preparing our response to these consultations. To present our view on the potential…

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2019 AVA Board Elections

Posted on: 18-04-2019

  YOUR CHANCE TO BE ON THE AVA BOARD! The AVA is undergoing a period of change. You could be a part of that change. It is an exciting time to join the Board and influence the future. The opportunity has arisen as five positions are due for election in May as part of the usual…

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AVA makes an impression at the HM Treasury… Again!

Posted on: 05-02-2019

Members of the AVA Environment Committee joined in force to represent the vending industry to discuss paper cups and plastic in vending. The team were joined by Alex Hattersley, a Policy Adviser in the Energy & Transport division and Silas Gedner, an advisor for the Policy Group at DEFRA. David Llewellyn said “our aim was…

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