Brian Leahy, Chairman of MannVend has received national acclaim at a prestigious vending awards ceremony in Europe. He has been voted ‘Member of the Year 2012’ at the Associated Vending Service’s Awards held at a glamorous gala dinner on Friday evening in the grounds of the luxury Tivoli hotel on the Marina in Villamoura.

Nominations for the coveted award are made for the person who has made the biggest contribution to the association from the UK vending industry during 2012. Brian Leahy, who has been in the vending industry since 1969, also scooped this accolade in 2011. He said “To receive this award for a second time is a great honour and I am a little overwhelmed! I’ve enjoyed over 40 years in this industry and to be recognised by my peers is the greatest commendation of all.”