Brian Leahy, Chairman of MannVend has been voted ‘Member of the Year 2011’ at the Associated Vending Service’s Awards held at a black tie event at the Belfry, West Midlands on Thursday 12th January 2012.
Nominations for the coveted award are made for the person who has made the biggest contribution to the association during 2011. Brian has been well known and respected within the UK vending industry since 1969 and received his award to a standing ovation.
In 2007 Brian’s daughter Tracey Leahy made history by becoming the first woman to receive the same award so they have now made history again as the first Father and Daughter in the vending industry to receive this award.
Brian Leahy said “ To be recognised in this way by my peers in the industry is a magnificent honour and I am extremely proud to receive this award. To follow in my daughter’s footsteps is also a wonderful experience!”