Now Recruiting- General Business Manager

Posted on: 09-01-2018

We are hiring! If you are interested in joining the team and having an inside perspective on what we do, please read on. Company Overview The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is “the Voice” of the UK refreshment vending industry. It is established to represent the interests of the UK refreshment vending industry with government agencies,…

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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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AVA Announcement – 14th November 2017

Posted on: 14-11-2017

The Automatic Vending Association has today announced that its Chief Executive, Jonathan Hart, has decided to leave the organisation to return to the world of PR and Communications in Central London.  He will remain with the AVA until Easter and will work alongside the Board to help source a successor.   Jonathan Hart commented:  …

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Just Hear Those Sleigh Bells Jingle-ing, Ring-ting Tingle-ing, Too!

Posted on: 27-10-2017

Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you. Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “yoo hoo” Come on, its lovely weather for a Christmas Luncheon with you!   That wonderful time of year is slowly approaching once again and the AVA and EDWCA are preparing for their 7th…

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AVA Attends £1 Industry Roundtable

Posted on: 28-09-2017

Round £1 coin ceases to be legal tender from 15th October Treasury focusing on ‘The Great Turn Off’ On 26th September, Jonathan Hart, the Chief Executive of the AVA, met with representatives from similar industries to discuss vending’s readiness for the ending of the legal tender status of the round £1 coin on 15th October.  The…

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David Llewellyn Appointed as New Chair of the AVA Board

Posted on: 26-09-2017

  The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is pleased to announce that David Llewellyn has been appointed the new Chair of the AVA Board.   David, who takes over from David Ward, has worked in vending since 1994 covering many areas of the industry including operating, sales, logistics, production, along with technical and equipment sourcing.  David…

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David Llewellyn

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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