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AV&VS Limited is a Father and Son family business - please read some more information on the team:

Mick Ashley

Mick Ashley

For 10 years prior to AV&VS Limited I was employed at Labcaire Systems as a Service Engineer, later being promoted to Southern Service Manager. Responsibilities included installation, servicing and breakdown cover on Labcaire Endoscope Washers and Fume Cabinets.

I was then placed on the first ever validation course at Eastwood Park. This was shortly followed by the two consecutive courses to ensure I was competent to test Washer Disinfectors to an annual level. So, I have now been carrying out validations on Endoscope Washers since 2005.

My decision to start my own company came about following several customers asking me who could provide independent weekly, quarterly and annual testing to enable compliance with the current guidelines and health commission audits.

Having started the company in May 2006 it quickly grew with NHS and private sector customers.

Due to my experience with Labcaire equipment customers very quickly relied on me to supply them with water filters and other consumable parts.

Lee Ashley

Lee Ashley

Prior to AV&VS Limited I was a student at Canterbury Christchurch University studying Forensic Investigation and Criminology. Whilst studying here I commenced my training in validation testing and have not looked back since. On completion of this degree I committed to AV&VS Limited full time, brimming with enthusiasm to learn as much as possible in this niche sector.

I have now successfully completed all Washer Disinfector and Sterilizer (Bench top and Large Porous) courses at Eastwood Park and am now competent to test these to an annual level.

I am proud to say that my enthusiasm has maintained over the 6 year period I have been at AV&VS. This is enhanced by the fact that I have the opportunity to work alongside my father.

My work ambition is to progress to become an Authorising Engineer of Decontamination. This is why I am always eager to broaden my knowledge within decontamination. This eagerness drives me every day, so every job is as important as the last.

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