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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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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