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QUOTE A MEMBER

Our fiercest and most threatening competition as an industry is not within our association but beyond it. Asking a Member to quote for you will not only keep the UK Valve industry buoyant, it’ll ensure you get premium service. And given what we’ve said above, you’ll get the amazing surprises we do sometimes, finding out what members’ capabilities truly are - try it somet...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

This week has seen the BVAA senior management team on the road again visiting members and candidate members. Last week we were in Bedford, Milton Keynes and Leicester. So far this week we’ve made trips to Wetherby, Brighouse and Huddersfield, then down to Hastings (don’t get us started on traffic jams!) and finally Friday ventured south again to Wimborne. Next week it’s south Wales...

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BVAA'S AGM VENUE JUST VOTED 'BEST HOTEL IN ENGLAND'

Rudding Park, the venue for BVAA’s AGM on 16th November 2018, was just voted Best Hotel in England in the Visit England’s Awards for Excellence! BVAA’s AGM will be the usual mixture of interesting business presentations and a fabulous Dinner Dance with the highest quality entertainment. There are restrictions however on numbers so make sure you get in early! Book now with Ba...

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Entertainment Announced for Spring Conference 2018

BVAA are pleased to announce that this years entertainment for the Spring Conference in Formby will be none other than the up and coming comedian Rod Woodward. The undoubted star of the Royal Variety Performance 2014, has also appeared on on television shows like Sunday Night at the Palladium. Award-winning comedian Rod Woodward is the son of eminent Welsh sports writer, Karl Woodward, who...

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Yet another valve donation

We have received yet another training valve donation – and very timely it is too, as it’s our Training fortnight here at BVAA HQ! This time it is a sectioned stainless steel ball valve, thanks to our friends Glyn, Dave and their families at Valve Solutions. This is already being pawed over in the Advanced Valves sessions. Thank you all who helped! ...

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Brazil O&G and Marine Highlights

DIT News of the Brazilian Market. DIT team in Energy and Marine can help you navigate opportunities to help grow your business internationally. Here are some of the current export opportunities, in the Brazilian market. Brazil - Pipeline joints A subsea firm is looking for UK suppliers of pipeline joints. Brazil - Calculation engineering A major oil and gas com...

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Use of Photo Library Images

Following a couple of discussions last week, a reminder again to all members about the BVAA/ValveUser views concerning library/stock images. In short, the use of library images is frankly best avoided in PR material you would like BVAA to feature. The reasons for this are simple. Photo libraries can be relentless in their pursuit of people they believe are infringing their copyright....

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Desktop Exhibition at Bechtel

Last week, on 19th April, the BVAA team were at Bechtel, Park Royal, London hosting another successful Desktop Exhibition. BVAA's Event Manager, Barbara Lestak-Maynes commented:- "We had not only Bechtel personnel attend, there were also staff from BP and Adnoc. It was very well received overall." 18 BVAA exhibitors got the opportunity to showcase their products to C. 40 v...

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ARAMCO / DIT Event

On Monday, the Two Rob’s attended a very interesting event in London hosted by DIT in conjunction with Aramco. Two dozen valve companies responded to the BVAA call, and we must have been the largest sector-specific group in attendance. Aramco’s 10 year forward plan apparently includes $13b spend on valves alone – a colossal sum. There are strings however, and members looking ...

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BVAA AT NEC expo

BVAA exhibited this week in the Fluid Power section of the cluster of Engineering events held at the NEC. We’ve attended busier shows, but the small group of members and the Association itself were rewarded with the occasional good quality enquiry, and in BVAA’s case, an awful lot of visitors popping by to say hello. We were able to point customers in the right direction for produ...

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