Scottish Regional Meeting 2018

Posted on: 29-05-2018

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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David Llewellyn to be new AVA Chief Executive

Posted on: 28-02-2018

Press Release 28th February 2018 David Llewellyn to be new AVA Chief Executive The Board of the AVA has today announced that David Llewellyn is to be the new Chief Executive of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA). David will take over from the current CEO Jonathan Hart who leaves the organisation on 6 April. Over…

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Northern Regional Meeting 2017

Posted on: 20-12-2017

As Christmas approaches and German markets start appearing all over the country, by chance our Northern Regional meeting took place only moments from Manchester’s Christmas market!     Jonathan Hart, AVA Chief Executive kicked off the meeting with an update of the AVA’s activity.  He spoke about how we are working hard to make sure…

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The AVA and EDWCA Bring an Early Christmas to the Vending Industry

Posted on: 12-12-2017

This year we and the EDWCA kicked off the festive season with our annual Christmas Luncheon at the beautiful Merchant Taylors’ Hall.  We had 230 guests all come together for a day of networking and Christmas cheer. Nestled in the heart of the City, Merchant Taylors’ Hall is one of London’s most prestigious and majestic…

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AVA Attends Pound Coin Reception at Number 11

Posted on: 06-12-2017

The Automatic Vending Association attended a reception this week at Number 11 Downing Street, the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The event was held to bring together representatives of the industries who were involved in the new pound coin project. Jonathan Hart and Steve Collins represented the AVA at the event. Jonathan…

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South West Regional Meeting 2017

Posted on: 24-11-2017

This year’s South West Regional Meeting took place at Armada House, Bristol on 16th November and saw many members come together to discuss key topics that are affecting our industry.   The event began with an update from the AVA’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Hart. He shared details on what we are doing to ensure the…

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