AVEX 2017 Takes the NEC!

Posted on: 20-09-2017

Visitors from across the globe and from an array of sectors Successful Operator Summit Innovative Speaker Programme Popular Gala Charity Dinner   The world of vending hit the NEC this week for AVEX 2017 as a host of exhibitors both large and small unveiled over 50 new products and innovations. Visitors came from countries including Australia,…

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AVEX Visitor Registration Is Go!

Posted on: 15-05-2017

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is delighted to announce that visitor registration for AVEX 2017 is now live.   Visitors can register online to attend the show which runs from 12th – 13th September 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors wishing to attend can sign up via the AVEX website. For the first time,…

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New Communications Manager Joins the Automatic Vending Association

Posted on: 03-05-2017

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is pleased to announce that a new Communications Manager has joined the organisation’s head office.   Charlotte Wilson has assumed the role and will oversee the management and execution of the AVA’s internal and external communications strategy. Charlotte joins the AVA with a strong background in PR and Marketing Communications…

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Automatic Vending Association announces findings from its latest industry census

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• UK vending industry turnover has increased by 2 per cent to £1.53bn • The number of open-site cashless transactions per month has doubled in 2016 • 39 per cent of cold drinks sold in 2016 were low sugar/diet or water The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has today announced findings from its 2016 UK Vending…

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6 Tips to Help Directors Fulfil Their H&S Duties Effectively

Posted on: 31-03-2017

Please find below an update from Steve Collins, Membership Manager of the AVA. 1.  Always lead from the top. Ensure there is active board-level commitment to ensuring effective health and safety management within the company. Put health and safety on the agenda for board meetings, and regularly participate in inspections and walk arounds to demonstrate…

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Scottish Regional Meeting and Burns Night 2017

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It was that time of year again where Christmas had passed us in the blink of an eye and we were all back to work again…albeit a few pounds heavier! However, the AVA was here to pick you up with the annual Burns night! The fine folk of the AVA joined together on the 20th…

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AVA South East Regional Meeting

Posted on: 30-03-2017

The AVA South East Regional meeting was held on the 14th March 2017 at The World Wildlife Federation’s ‘Living Planet Centre’ in Woking, Surrey. The theme for the evening was ‘recycling and sustainability’ so the surroundings matched this perfectly. The ‘Living Planet Centre’ is one of the greenest buildings in the UK and every aspect…

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Regional Meetings 2016 Review

Posted on: 18-12-2016

As we see the end of our last regional meeting for 2016, we now have some time to think about how we can continue to make our meetings more interesting for members.  This year we have included a day trip to the dog races, a tour of the visitor centre at the Royal Mint and…

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AVA and EDWCA Christmas Luncheon 2016

Posted on: 16-12-2016

Our Christmas Luncheon took place on 8th December at One Whitehall Place, London and it was a wonderful afternoon of festivities and networking. One Whitehall Place at The Royal Horse Guards Hotel is one of London’s most prestigious and majestic event venues. An elegant Victorian masterpiece with ornate sculptured ceilings, a grand marble staircase and glittering…

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Northern Regional Meeting 2016

Posted on: 15-12-2016

We in the office were very excited in the lead up to this event as we pulled out all the stops. Luckily it all paid off and one member described it as “the best AVA event that (he’s) been to in a long time”! On the 16th November, we held our usual Northern Regional Meeting at…

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