AVRO specialises in providing direct support, training, advice and services to our members as well as offering key member benefits such as cost effective insurance.
AVRO members operate more than 5,000 recovery vehicles nationwide so represent the largest fleet cover of any recovery organisation. Each member is independently audited to ensure AVRO's minimum requirements are maintained. By using an AVRO member for your recovery requirements you know your fleet is in a safe pair of hands.
THE AVRO SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE - 26th JUNE - 1st JULY 2017
In June 2016, 28 brave people took on the challenge to drive some very old Eastern European cars from Budapest to Coventry in 4 days! This would be a mission in a very modern car yet alone a car bought from a scrap yard!! 2088km was covered in the 4 days of driving, travelling through 8 countries. It was a wonderful experience, far beyond our expectations. A great bunch of “nutters” took part which helped. There were punctures, blowouts, breakdowns on a daily basis but the challenge was to get back on the road as quickly as possible and head to the next stop. Everyone mucked in and we all looked after one another. I am happy to say that it was not all men drivers, there were 4 ladies’ teams. The run was such a great success that we were asked to do another one this year. I guess that says it all!!
When this idea was spoken about many people said that we were “crazy” which made us more determined to do it. What is life without a good challenge? On the other hand we wanted to do something “SPECIAL” for the AVRO Benevolent Fund. This is a fund that is very dear to our hearts at Kelly Recovery in Ireland. The fund was set up to alleviate the pressure and hardship in a time of need. None of us know what’s around the corner. The Industry we are all involved in is full of risks and dangers which we all face on a daily basis. It’s nice to know that we at AVRO put this fund in place many years ago, as there was nothing specifically for the Recovery Industry back then.
The AVRO Benevolent Fund is run totally independent by a Board of Trustees who do great work behind the scenes helping our fellow men and women in the industry.
We hope that you will support us in our efforts to raise much needed funds but we also want to “elevate the profile and awareness of the AVRO Benevolent Fund”
If you are up for a good challenge why not join us? You won’t regret itFor more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators (AVRO) has appointed Derek Firminger to the post of Chief Executive Officer. Firminger has more than 36 years’ experience within the recovery sector and has been chairman of the RHA Recovery Group for the past five years, a role he has just relinquished on accepting the position with AVRO. Please see the complete press release in our News section here >>>
AVRO is the oldest trade association in the recovery sector, having been established since 1977, and provides a range of direct member services as well as lobbying on behalf of the industry. It has fourteen regions covering all of the UK and Ireland, and the AVRO Benevolent Fund assists members and their families in times of need.