Stead McAlpin Textile Design Entrepreneur opportunity – Apply Now!

Earlier this year we announced the exciting news of the AVA and Stead McAlpin collaboration and informed you of the Christopher Soper Design centre , and it’s grand opening in September 2017!!

Well now a huge opportunity awaits, as Stead McAlpin search for a successful applicant to fulfil a Textile Designer Entrepreneurial role! Based at in Carlisle, Stead McAlpin are a textile printer, dyer and finisher with a strong heritage and a highly skilled workforce. They’re are looking for someone who wants to kick-start their career as a Textile Designer wanting to produce their own range of fabrics.

For more information about this opportunity, click to enlarge the picture below.


Please send all queries and applications to enquiries@steadmcalpin.co.uk

*Note-this is an unpaid role, applicants will need to self fund.


AVA 4.16 and mac OS High Sierra

“It is not the strongest of species that survives, nor is it the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin 

As Charles Darwin pointed out, it’s the species that is most adaptable to change that survives…

His observation summarises the ever-changing world that we live in where technologies and science are our environment in an ever changing world!

Earlier this year we published a news update following Apple’s WWDC, to inform you that Apple’s new macOS High Sierra was coming soon.

Well good news … Apple released this new operating system on the 25th September and we’re delighted to inform you that our latest version of the software, ( AVA 4.16 )  works great on this system!

We’re aware that under certain circumstances you may experience some difficulties, particularly if you are running some older versions of AVA with High Sierra. We recommend that you keep up to date with your operating systems, hardware and development plans, in this ever changing world of technology, to keep enjoying the benefits of the OS and AVA developments.

If you want to read more about how AVA users benefit from High Sierra, please follow this link .

We are continually asking you to use the latest operating system and AVA version. Last year we published an article discussing “Why don’t we support older versions?”. This describes the advantages of staying up to date and this is still as relevant today. To read this article, please click here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

MacOS High Sierra

Thank you for visiting us at Premiere vision, Paris

The AVA team would like to thank all who took the time to come and visit us at Premiere vision Paris.


Whilst at the exhibition we showcased the latest features and updates from our recent release of AVA 4.16!

If you’d like more information about AVA’s softwareservices and training, or if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help. Feel free to contact us or  take a look at our events page to find out where you can visit us next.

AVA at Premiere vision, September 2017

We look forward to seeing you at Premiere Vision, Paris, where the team will be showcasing our latest release… AVA 4.16!

You can visit the team in  Hall 5 / Stand 5W12.  

If you’d like to book a demonstration of our software during your time at the show, please submit follow this link and a member of our team will be in contact with you.


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