The AVA’s Meeting Turns Into A Vending Bake Off

Posted on: 21-06-2018

  The AVA’s South East Regional Meeting and AGM were graciously hosted at Scobie Mcintosh, in Horley this year, as the AVA have continued with the new style format regional events at members locations. The day started off with a tour round Scobie Mcintosh, learning their histories which go all the way back to 1881,…

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AVA Board Nominations Are In! Get Voting…

Posted on: 04-06-2018

  Please Click to Download AVA Board Voting Form 2018 (ONLY Full Members can vote, this excludes Associate, Honorary, Personal & Affiliates Members from voting) Please send completed form by Midday on Monday 18th June 2018 and return to: Email: Nadine.Al-Ahmad@the-ava.com OR Post: Automatic Vending Association, Concept House, Cromwell Office Park, York Road, Wetherby, Leeds, LS22 7SU…

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The AVA Board has 3 Vacancies…

Posted on: 29-05-2018

    The opportunity has arisen to join the AVA Board as 3 positions are due for election; Vending Operator Representative  Machines & Components Representative Commodities Representative Should the company you represent be a full member of the AVA, there is now the opportunity for you to apply for a position on the AVA Board should you wish….

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AVA’s Midlands Regional Meeting Takes A Sweeter Route

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The 2018 Midlands regional meeting left all of us with a sweet taste in our mouth, as it took place at ‘the home of Cadbury’. The new style format meeting on the 10th of May was gratefully hosted at the Mondelez offices and consisted of a tour through Cadburys world history and creation, followed by…

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Scottish Regional Meeting 2018

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With 32 attendees – which included 19 from operating companies – this was a record Operator turnout at any AVA Regional Meeting – ever! Those who attended had the opportunity to find out more about the AG Barr Brands of Rubicon, Strathmore Water and, of course IRN BRU. We also got to see how IRN…

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Gillian White elected to AVA Board

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After all the votes were counted in an excellent turnout the AVA is able to announce that Gillian White from Crane Merchandising Systems has been elected into the AVA Board position as Machines and Components Representative. David Llewellyn, Chief Executive of the AVA said: “I am sure you will join me in congratulating Gillian on…

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The AVA’s 2018 Burns Night Celebrations

Posted on: 20-03-2018

The Automatic Vending Association’s annual Burns Night took place last Friday, the 23rd of March. As a Celtic fusion (St Patrick’s Day took place the following day), the evening was always going to be a big celebration. Nestled in the stunning Scottish countryside, the Dalmahoy Hotel in Edinburgh was the perfect backdrop to our celebrations….

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New and Improved Regional Meetings!

Posted on: 14-03-2018

2018 marks a year of change for the AVA. This starts with our Regional Meetings. We are waving goodbye to the conventional Regional Meeting format: Out go the bland hotel function rooms. In come meetings held at member locations. We’ve made these changes with you, our members, in mind and so we hope you are…

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AVA meets with DEFRA to discuss cup recycling

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  A team from the AVA (David Llewellyn, Adrian Pratt and Mike Saltmarsh) had a very constructive meeting with representatives of the Producer Responsibility team at DEFRA on the 21st of February.  The team was able to give DEFRA an insight into the size of the vending market and its importance in providing refreshment within…

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