Record entries for Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards

Entries for the 2024 SWA Achievers Awards are 20% up on the previous event, with many wholesalers who have previously not entered the competition taking part.

The winners of last year’s awards.

Achievers are the only awards in Scotland dedicated to the wholesale food and drink sector, with the gala dinner celebration attended by over 500 people from across the wholesale industry and its supply chain each year.

Returning to the O2 Academy Edinburgh for a second year, this landmark event highlights best practice and innovation within the industry and also recognises the dedicated people who keep its wheels moving.

There are 13 wholesale category awards and six supplier awards. Supplier sponsors will judge the wholesale categories during September and October, supervised by an independent panel of judges with cross-sector experience and knowledge.

Colin Smith, chief executive of the Scottish Wholesale Association, said: “Achievers has maintained its position as one of the UK’s premier wholesale events over two decades, resonating with the industry and constantly evolving to meet the needs of the Scottish wholesale market.

“It is crucial that we recognise the industry innovations, trends and challenges that wholesalers face – particularly in recent years – and reward outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland by businesses and the individuals who make them successful. This is reflected by our two new categories for 2024: Best Innovation and Wholesale Local Food Champion.

“We are also encouraged by the number of wholesalers entering Achievers for the first time, with entries up a substantial 20%, reaffirming the high standing of the competition among our membership and the wider industry and, crucially, the importance of wholesale to the food and drink supply chain and Scottish economy.”

Tables for the gala dinner and awards presentation at the O2 Academy Edinburgh on 22 February 2024 are available to book now at or by contacting

Published Date: August 21, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News