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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Scottish Regional Meeting and Burns Night 2017

Posted on: 31-03-2017

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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South West Regional Meeting 2016

Posted on: 17-11-2016

This year’s South West Regional Meeting happened on the 26th October at the Royal Mint in South Wales. The meeting started with a talk from the Chief Executive of the AVA, Jonathan Hart, who spoke about some of the big issues that will affect the vending industry such as the proposed sugar tax, the new £1…

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AGM 2016 and AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 20-09-2016

On 29th September 2016, we held our Annual General Meeting and AVEX 2017 Ballot at the NEC in Birmingham and it was a great success. David Ward started the day off with his Chairman’s welcome. He discussed the AVA’s strategy for 2016 and all the key events that had happened over the last 12 months…

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AVA Confirms Ray Stubbs as Guest Speaker for AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 19-09-2016

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has confirmed that broadcaster and former footballer Ray Stubbs will be the guest speaker at the AVEX 2017 Ballot, which takes place on 29 September at the NEC in Birmingham alongside the AVA’s AGM. Boasting a successful career in sports journalism, Ray is chief football reporter for BT Sport having…

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