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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AVA Prepares For AGM Date and AVEX 2017 Ballot

Posted on: 23-08-2016

The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) is gearing up for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the AVEX 2017 Ballot which will be held on 29 September in Piazza Suites 1 and 2 at the NEC, Birmingham from 10.30am. It will be a great opportunity for the industry to come together to network and discuss market…

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AVEX Is GO! – 2017 Dates Announced!

Posted on: 11-08-2016

The Chief Executive of the Automatic Vending Association (AVA), Jonathan Hart, has today announced dates for the most important event in the UK’s 2017 vending industry calendar. AVEX will return to the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2017, with designated build days on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 September 2017….

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Automatic Vending Association partners with Ascot College to launch electrical training courses

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The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has teamed up with the Ascot College of Electrical Studies to offer new electrical training courses exclusively to members available across the UK. The courses will provide vending-specific electrical training for all levels of engineers, from new starters to those with years of experience looking to refresh or further develop…

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Automatic Vending Association announces findings from its latest industry census

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• UK vending industry turnover has stabilised at £1.5bn • Hot beverage market shows marginal growth for the first time since 2004 • 14 per cent of snacks sold in 2015 were categorised as ‘healthy’ The Automatic Vending Association (AVA) has today announced the findings from its 2015 UK Vending Industry Census. Using data and…

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