Two new awards up for grabs in Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020

Entries have now closed for Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020, the industry initiative created by the Scottish Wholesale Association with two new awards joining the line-up – Rising Star of Wholesale, open to employees aged 26 and under, and Green Wholesaler of the Year. Scottish Wholesale Achievers, now in its 18th year, aims to raise standards and reward outstanding performance across the trade in Scotland.

Colin Smith, SWA Chief Executive, 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.

“Meanwhile, 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 loweremission HGV fleets and increasing recycling to improving sustainability across all areas of their business.”

Colin Smith said: “Every year we see extremely high levels of innovation from Scotland’s wholesalers and outstanding commitment to customer service. Achievers helps wholesalers focus on their strengths and areas they want to develop. Similarly, it helps the supporting suppliers forge stronger relationships with the industry because being involved in the judging process allows them to really understand the many diverse wholesale businesses in Scotland.

Nearly 500 people will attend the gala dinner and awards presentation at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh on Thursday, 13 February 2020. Tables are expected to be reserved very quickly, so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.