FWD Gold Medals



The 2017 Gold Medal awards will be presented on November 30 at Old Billingsgate, London. We're still taking table bookings


Every year we are astonished by the quality of entries for our Gold Medal awards. This year has been no exception, and our judging panel has had to make some tough decisions on the way to whittling the entries down to the top three in each category.

We'd like to thank everyone who entered and all those who helped them with their applications. The judges were bombarded with evidence of talent, commitment and a determination to succeed and exceed. The wholesale sector is lucky to have these exceptional people among its ranks, and must commit to nurturing, challenging and rewarding them as they develop their careers.

Here's the shortlists for each award:


Gold Medal Young Wholesaler of the Year

Sponsored by JTI


David King, Bidfood

John Goulding, AG Parfett & Sons, Sheffield

Chris Roberts, Pricecheck


Gold Medal Cash & Carry Manager

Sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks


Eugene Mulroy, Batleys, Liverpool

Jim Campbell, Costco, Gateshead

Gurinder Gill, SK Food & Drinks, Birmingham


Gold Medal Delivered Depot Manager

Sponsored by HIM


Anton James, Batleys, Southampton

Chris Walkden, Bidfood, Basingstoke

John Tweed, John Mower & Co, Spitalbrook


Gold Medal Wholesaler Service to Retailers

Sponsored by Boost Drinks


Bestway Wholesale

Landmark Wholesale

Savage & Whitten


Gold Medal Wholesale Service to Caterers

Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions



Birchall Foodservice



Gold Medal Depot Team

Sponsored by AG Barr


Batleys, Glasgow

Bidfood, Bicester

Imperial Cash & Carry, Edmonton



Gold Medal Depot Team Member

Sponsored by Cott Beverages


Joan Mannering, Booker, Liverpool

Kamil Blazejewicz, Booker, Slough

Dawn Lyczak, Wm Yule & Son


Gold Medal Customer Support

Sponsored by Ferrero UK


Helen Nattrass, Caterite, Cumbria

Ben Logan, Creed Foodservice, Cheltenham

Jeff Robson, Hunt’s Foodservice, Sherborne


Gold Medal Digital Innovation

Sponsored by Imperial Tobacco


JJ Food Service

RD John Foodservice

Palmer & Harvey


Gold Medal Delivered Wholesale Driver

Sponsored by Bolt Learning


Alan Wood, Bidfood, Gateshead

Mark McDonald, Booker, Inverness

Lee Barton, Creed Foodservice, Cheltenham



Gold Medal Telesales Executive

Sponsored by Premier Foods


Janis Lackey, Bidfood, Battersea

Adelaide MacConnell, Henderson Foodservice, Newtownabbey

Lucy Zanetti, AG Parfett & Sons, Stockport


Green Wholesaler of theYear

Sponsored by KP Snacks




Palmer and Harvey


Young Supplier of the Year

Sponsored by Costco Wholesale

Paul Brennan, Britvic

Chris Leek, Ab InBev

Alice Gheissari, Coca-Cola European Partners





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