Thursday, January 29, 2009

Berr v Amway Appeal Cases dismissed

Great news from the UK Courts both cases against Amway were disimissed this morning - All Amway ABOs your communication is on the way - this is great news for all network marking companies - and means that the Amway business model is accepted as being above board and within the law, FANTASTIC NEWS
Check it out here

Thanks to cmfitz over on

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Amway UK Announces Football Sponsorship

Amway UK Announces Football Sponsorship


Other official partners of the MK Dons include Marshall, Buckingham, Case Security, Thomas Cook, McCann Homes and many more!

This sponsorship provides a great opportunity to increase the awareness of Amway and NUTRILITE™ as well as support for a successful local football team and a link to the local community.

Amway UK will provide the team with health and nutritional products with expert advice from our product trainers, so that they are at their physical best! Our aim is also to work with the MK Dons to support our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy by doing some local charity work with the club that is vital to our contribution in the local area and for our commitment to the UNICEF One by One programme.

Berr {DTI} v Amway Appeal

Anyone interested in the decision of the appeal can follow it by following the links.

I would like to thank Demo who posted on Amway Talk advising of tomorrow - any ABO from Ireland & UK should be following these blogs - remember 'Leaders' are getting this information and we know from experience not all will pass the information into their groups.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Revised and updated ASA Meetings & Events Policy.

This update on meetings was sent to all Amway ABOs in UK/ROI - looks like Amway are listening to the leaders in the field and working with them to get the right solutions while still regulating for the good of the business as a whole. :yahoo: :yahoo:

I am happy to announce and implement a revised and updated ASA Meetings & Events Policy.

This revision of the Policy will be effective as of 1st February 2009 and applies to all ABO Meetings and Events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The revised ASA Meetings & Events Policy and the related documents are now available online: Business Information> Library> Legal Documents & Contracts under Meeting Policy Documents.

The main changes have been highlighted below:

* Simplification of the authorisation process
* Introduction of 1 page forms at each stage of the authorisation process
* Acceptance of block bookings in advance
* Inclusion of the expenditure on hiring flip charts/projectors and the expenditure on petrol as part of the running costs of meetings.
* Losses may be offset against profits made within the same month

* Incidental profits/losses may be rolled over to the next month

If you require any further information, please contact us on 01908 629400.

Thank you for your attention.

Yours Sincerely,

Andy Smith

General Manager & Director, Amway UK and RoI

Friday, January 23, 2009

Amway UK/ROI Open Meetings

More Great News from Amway:

Amway Opportunity Meetings

Amway is pleased to announce a series of Opportunity Meetings across the UK and RoI.

These meetings are open to all ABOs and their prospects and will incorporate the showing of the Amway Plan and will be attended by an Amway member of staff.

These meetings are a first for the UK and RoI and will continue on a monthly basis. We will inform you of future dates by email and posting details on or

Please note : an essential feature of the Amway Sales & Marketing Plan is the maintenance of the integrity of the Lines of Sponsorship. Amway has strict rules prohibiting interference in another ABOs Business, which includes seeking a prospect's participation in the Amway Business Plan.

Date & Venue - Times : 8pm start

2nd February 2009
Buckerall Lodge Hotel
Topsham Road
Exeter, Devon
Tel : 0844 855 9112

Plan - Gordon & Ruth Wadey
Amway representative - Anne Pester

2nd February 2009
Best Western Premier
Leyland Way
PR25 4JX
Tel : 01772 422922

Plan - Duncan Campbell & Alison Wightman
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

2nd February 2009
Lamon House Hotel
41, Gransha Road,
BT23 5RF
Tel : 028 90448631

Plan - Gary McCreery
Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

3rd February 2009
Bostock Lane,
Long Eaton,
NG10 4EP
Tel : 0115 946 5111

Plan - Ivan & Lynne Bett
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

3rd February 2009
Holiday Inn Eastleigh
Leigh Road,
SO50 9PG
Tel : 0870 4009075

Plan - Allen & Trisha Lewis
Amway representative - Anne Pester

3rd February 2009
Red Cow Moran Hotel
Naas Rd,
Dublin 22
Tel : +353 (0)1 459 3650

Plan - Stephen Stranney
Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

3rd February 2009
Holiday Inn Norwich
Cromer Road
Norwich, Norfolk
Tel : 01603 410544

Plan - Derek & Sue Smiley
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

3rd February 2009
Premier Inn Old Trafford,
Trafford Park
M17 1WS
Tel : 0870 423 6450

Plan - James Walker
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

4th February 2009
Premier Inn
Wakefield Road
Tel : 0870 990 6360

Plan - Alford & Sophia Grant
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

4th February 2009
Amway Training Centre
Caldecotte Lake Drive
Milton Keynes
Tel : 01908 629400

Plan - Juergen & Sally Brinner
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

5th February 2009
Hilton Hotel Swindon
Lydiard Fields,
Great Western Way,
Tel : 01793 881777

Plan - Hubert & Antonieta Dias
Amway representative - Anne Pester

5th February 2009
Holiday Inn Express
Tempus Drive,
Tel : 01922 705250

Plan - George Areje
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

9th February 2009
Best Western Hilcroft Hotel
East Main Street,
West Lothian
EH47 0JU
Tel : 01501 740818

Plan - Issy Warrack / Victoria Kostoris
Amway representative - Shirley Marelli

9th February 2009
Holiday Inn Brent Cross
Tilling Road,
Tel : 0871 4234931

Plan - Abigail Dzwairo & Meinrad Faessler
Amway representative - Kevin Denham

10th February 2009
Athlone Springs Hotel
Co. Westmeath,
Tel : 353 906 444444

Plan - Paul & Mary Sandys
Amway representative - Maggie Hoyland

Come along and bring your prospects with you.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Your Amway Sales Team.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Think Big For 2009

The following was posted on &

Think Big For 2009


It's time to "Think Big" with Amway!

We'll help you to "think big" in 2009 and grow your Amway business like never before. For one day only, Amway is hosting a very special conference for you!

This unmissable event is completely free to attend*. It runs from 9am to 7pm and lunch is included.

We'll be at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Saturday 14th March 2009 - will you?

*Travel arrangements to the conference must be made at your own cost.

The highlights of the event will include:

Product Presentations

Our team of product experts and trainers will be on hand to guide you through all the latest product developments in a series of presentations. From ARTISTRY™ to NUTRILITE™, all the Amway product brands will be showcased.

London Flagship Centre

Be one of the first to see the plans for our amazing new London Flagship Centre. Opening soon, the new centre will completely immerse visitors in the world of Amway, enabling them to experience our complete range of products first hand. The Flagship Centre will also serve as a state-of-the-art venue for training courses, seminars and other Amway / ABO events.


We'll recognise and celebrate the success of some of Amway's top ABOs and Leaders. Hear about their achievements as they continue to go from strength to strength, developing their businesses.


Learn how to grow your Amway business from the very best people in the industry. They'll share ideas and practical advice that could really help you transform and grow your Amway business in 2009.

Motivational Guest Speakers

We have some very special speakers attending the event. Be inspired by their stories as they share some of the secrets of success with you. Armed with the knowledge and motivation from these speakers, you'll be thinking big in 2009!

New Business Information

We have some exciting new plans for 2009 that we'd like to share with you. A range of initiatives throughout the year will help you grow your Amway business. In addition, our team will be available throughout the conference to meet you and answer any questions you have.

Keep checking here for regular updates on this unmissable event. We look forward to welcoming you to the conference and helping you "think big" in 2009!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Amway Open Meetings:

Well that's the first series of open opportunity meetings over for January - Belfast, Athlone & Dublin - It was a great start to the new year and there were good numbers at all meetings. Amway are on the move again in Ireland and by all accounts there are a series of meetings planned for England, Scotland, Wales - not sure what happens on Jersey & Gurnsey.
At all meetings there was a representative from Amway present and he gave a short talk after the presentation.
It is great to see Amway promoting the open meetings by email and on the websites I am sure this is encouraging ABOs to get off the couch and attend the meetings.
There is one thing I know for sure the rooms will not be big enough next month - If you were an ABO at any of the meetings all you have to do is bring one new person back with you next month and Amway will have a challenge squeezing us all in.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

AMWAY: A+ Rating

Over on Amway Talk TB 2 IBO has posted this very interesting link - it's another good news Amway story.
It is good to see ABOs & IBOs posting good news when they find it or hear of it - keep up the good work.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Amway Open Meetings:

Hi Folks this has just arrived in from Amway - get your new year off to a great start - This is Amway doing what they said they would do.
Note I have added directions for Athlone due to road works on the motorway this may help some who are travelling from afar.

Amway Open Opportunity Plan Meetings

Amway are pleased to announce 3 Open Opportunity Plan meetings in Ireland.

These meetings are open to all ABOs and their prospects in Ireland and will incorporate the showing of the Amway Business Plan as well as the presence of an Amway Corporate member of staff .

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Date & Venue

Monday 12th January 2009 - 8pm

Lamon House Hotel –

41, Gransha Road, Comber, Newtownards, Belfast BT23 5RF

Tel: 028 90448631

Plan - Gary McCreery

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

Tuesday 13th January 2009 - 8pm

Athlone Springs Hotel

Monkstown, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, RoI

Tel: +353 906 444444

Plan - Stephen Stranney

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

From 28th October 2008 substantial roadworks are being carried out close to the Athlone Springs Hotel. Alternative routes will apply which are listed below. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.

Exit the N6 on the outskirts of Athlone for the R362. Turn left onto the R362 at the T-junction. Pass √Član Pharmaceuticals on your left hand side. The hotel is half a mile further on the left hand side of the road. but please note there may be traffic delays as the traffic coming from the Dublin side who have missed the turning are trying the double back just below the Monksland turnoff leaving a very dangerous spot. Please also beware of roadworks.

Take the first exit off the Dual Carriageway after crossing the Shannon, marked Roscommon. At the junction take a right for Athlone Town Centre. At the next junction again take a right for Tuam and the hotel is located approx 4-5 minutes (passing lots of roadworks that may cause delays) on the left hand side after the Elan Pharmaceuticals Plant.

Go straight through the Ganleys Hardware Roundabout past the Galway exit heading for the Town Centre. At the next junction again take a right for Tuam and the hotel is located approx 4-5 minutes (passing lots of roadworks that may cause delays) on the left hand side after the Elan Pharmaceuticals Plant.

Wednesday 14th January 2009 - 8pm

Skylon Hotel

Upper Drumcondra, Road, Dublin 9, RoI

Tel: +353 1 8379121

Plan - Stephen Stranney

Amway representative - Robyn Crewe

Come along and bring your prospects with you.

We look forward to seeing you all.

Your Amway Sales Team.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Amway Product Pricing:

A lot of challenges are facing the UK/ROI market. Recently when the UK government reduced the value added tax VAT rate in the UK all retailers reduced there prices to comply. Amway were fast to produce a supplementary price list for the UK sterling market to take account of the VAT reduction.
However we here in the ROI market are now under pressure from the sterling - euro exchange rate. With the strength of the euro in around the 94pence mark we are not getting the benefit.
Amway are still using a 50% price differential on products i.e. £1 of product = €1.50 in ROI - my question to Amway is when are you going to level the playing pitch with the price differential - we may be a small part of the UK/ROI market but we should at least expect to be treated as equals - isn't that the nature of this business??
How can we sell out of a dual priced catalogue when everyone knows the conversion rate of sterling to euro??
Amway you need to take action.

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