FWD invites nominations for Wholesale Stars awards

The FWD has launched a new set of awards for people who are developing their skills through apprenticeships, training or academic study with the support of their employer.

The Wholesale Stars (Skills, Training and Apprenticeship) Awards will be presented at the House of Commons on 18 April and all FWD supplier and wholesaler members are invited to attend.

FWD members are encouraged to select up to five members of their team who have taken on training and career development courses in the past two years. These awards are not competitive and entries are not judged – all the nominees will be invited to the House of Commons to receive their awards and to meet ministers and MPs.

One of the aims of the initiative is to demonstrate that wholesalers are vital employers in the UK and are committed to upskilling the workforce. Enlisting the help of MPs to ensure that the Government recognises and supports this effort and investment is a vital part of the FWD’s engagement strategy.

The event is also an opportunity for all FWD members to network with their MPs and other influential Parliamentary advocates for the sector.

FWD director of communications David Visick said: “We have an enormous number of people in all kinds of roles within wholesale who are building their skills through external and internal training and development.

“Their employers back them in this because we all need those skills in our sector, and we should champion the people who are committed to building their career in wholesale. Both the individuals and the companies deserve recognition, and that’s what the Wholesale Stars is all about.”

Only wholesalers can submit nominations, which can be for people of any age or experience, and from any discipline across the wholesale sector.

FWD members who would like to attend the Wholesale Stars presentation in Parliament on 18 April (3-5pm) should submit this registration form

Published Date: February 2, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News