SWA & Achievers

Scottish Wholesale AssociationCash & Carry Management has worked closely with the Scottish Wholesale Association for more than 20 years, producing its yearbook and newsletters and playing an instrumental role in running the Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards scheme, now in its 15th year.

The SWA’s key objectives are:
•    To represent the best interests of its members and the 15,000-plus people employed within the Scottish wholesale industry
•    To lobby the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government on key issues affecting the trade and raise the funds necessary to carry out this function effectively and comprehensively
•    To encourage and promote training within the industry
•    To offer unbiased advice to its members on all areas of relevant legislation
•    To facilitate a clear and efficient communications channel between wholesalers and suppliers

The SWA’s current membership extends to almost 40 wholesalers, ranging from single depot, family-owned, Scottish-based businesses – many in remote parts of the country – to national wholesale groups operating 20-plus cash & carries north of the Border. Membership covers the independent retail, foodservice, catering, and licensed on and off-trade sectors.

Scottish Wholesale Achievers, in partnership with Cash & Carry Management, rewards the best wholesalers and suppliers in Scotland. An independent judging panel, made up of specialists in their field, and a two-way feedback process set it apart from other awards.

The main objectives of Achievers are to encourage increased professionalism and improve standards within the Scottish wholesale sector. At the same time, it gives suppliers a better understanding of the industry and helps them to forge stronger relationships with individual wholesale businesses.

The winning team from United Wholesale (Scotland).

Achievers 2017 Winners:

Best Cash & Carry: United Wholesale Grocers, Springburn
Best Delivered Operation – Retail: JW Filshill
Best Symbol Group: Day-Today, United Wholesale (Scotland)
Best Delivered Operation – Foodservice: Dunns Food and Drinks
Best Licensed Operation: United Wholesale (Scotland)
Best Marketing Initiative: United Wholesale (Scotland)
Employee of the Year: Jason McLeod, United Wholesale (Scotland)
Great Place to Work: Fáilte Foods
Champion of Champions: United Wholesale (Scotland)
Best Advertising Campaign: The Famous Grouse ‘Full of Natural Character’
Project Scotland: AG Barr
Best Overall Service: AB InBev
Supplier Sales Executive of the Year: Fiona Nisbet, Mars Chocolate