Two new categories in Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards

Entries are being invited for Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020, with two new categories in the list of awards – Rising Star of Wholesale (open to those age 26 and under) and Green Wholesaler of the Year.

Now in its 18th year, the competition aims to raise standards and reward outstanding performance across the trade in Scotland. Any wholesaler with a depot north of the border may enter.

Breaking with tradition, in 2020 there will be no Champion of Champions award.

Scottish Wholesale Association chief executive Colin Smith said: “We’re refreshing Achievers for 2020 in response to feedback from wholesalers and sponsors and to reflect the areas of business that are most important to our members.

“Our new Rising Star of Wholesale award particularly reflects the SWA’s commitment to nurture emerging talent and enhance skills within our industry, raise standards and promote wholesale as a viable career path.

“The decision to introduce our Green Wholesaler of the Year award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, chimes with the ongoing work by Scottish wholesalers to reduce their carbon footprint via a number of measures – from upgrading to lower-emission HGV fleets and increasing recycling to improving sustainability across all areas of their business.”

Other categories are:

Best Cash & Carry (sponsored by JTI); Best Delivered Operation – Retail (Lucozade Ribena Suntory); Best Delivered Operation –Foodservice (Pritchitts); Best Symbol Group (JUUL); Employee of the Year (Philip Morris); Best Marketing Initiative (Premier Foods); Best Licensed Wholesaler (Halewood Wines & Spirits); and Great Place to Work (AG Barr).

Supplier awards:

Best Overall Service; Best Foodservice Supplier; Best Advertising Campaign; Project Scotland (recognising the efforts of suppliers’ sales people in building relationships with wholesalers);  and Supplier Sales Executive of the Year (sponsored by Unitas Wholesale).

Nearly 500 are expected to attend the gala dinner and awards presentation at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, on 13 February 2020.                     

Scottish Wholesale Association 0131-556 8753


Published Date: July 26, 2019
Category: Wholesale Industry News