About Us

AVL Consultancy Limited was formed by Vic Laws in 1986, and has become the leading consultancy providing expertise on food services within the Education and Business & Industry Sectors

Since the inception of competitive tendering and benchmarking, the company has provided these expert services to many Local Authorities, Schools, Academies, Colleges, Universities, Conference Centres, Stadia, Staff Facilities and Care Homes.

Vic has over 30 years experience of contracting from his previous positions as Managing Director of Spinneys and ARA (now Aramark), and a Director of Grandmet (now Compass) and Forte's Airport Companies.

Vic Laws is a Past President & Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality, a member of LACA, ACE, FCSI, As a member of FCSI, Vic Laws abides by their Code of Conduct.

Our Team

vic Laws

Vic Laws MBE, FIH, FCSI Founder

He was made an MBE for his services to the hospitality industry in 2012. He is a Visiting Fellow of Sheffield Hallam University and has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of West London.

Andrew Etherington

Andrew Etherington, FIH Senior Partner

Andrew is the Senior Partner with AVL and as such undertakes much of the consultancy projects in education himself. He brings over 25 years of unrivalled expertise to the Company. Whilst Andrew works exclusively with AVL in education, he also works in other areas through his own company www.andrewetherington.com

We are members of the following organisations:

Institute of Hospitality
Confrérie du Sabre
Réunion des Gastronomes