Supplier Council

Can you offer your experience and expertise to our Supplier Council? We're working together to achieve best practice in the supply chain and better service to our customers


 Supplier Council workgroups 2016:

FWD’s Supplier Council groups are pushing forward with their work streams - if you wish to contribute your time and skills to developing a collaborative, efficient, and sustainable service to our 400,000 customer businesses, please join us.

WG 1: People


Recruit, train, incentivise and retain the best talents 

How we get there: 

Establishing Brand Wholesale – the compelling Why for new recruits

Best practice induction programmes including training and job placements

Chairs: Martin Williams, Landmark Wholesale; Clare Bocking, Kerry Foods


WG 2: Foodservice


To understand our foodservice customers needs from suppliers and wholesalers

How we get there:

Further survey of customer attitudes, in particular their use of electronic media for information and ordering

Chairs: Ellie Krupa, Premier Foods; Coral Rose, Country Range Group


 WG 3: Retail


To understand our retail customers needs from suppliers and wholesalers

How we get there:

New research into the needs and wants of the 30,000 ‘retailers beyond convenience’ supplied by FWD members

Chairs: Peter Morris,  Mars Chocolate; John Baines, Today’s Wholesale Services


 WG 4: Process


To indentify and eliminate supply chain inefficiencies between suppliers and

How we get there:

An FWD handbook of advisory standards for in-bound goods to wholesalers

Chairs: Steve Norris, Nestlé Professional; Chris Etherington, Palmer and

If you would like to be a part of shaping the supply chain for the benefit of all stakeholders, you are invited to contribute your talents to the working groups. Applicants must work for FWD members or associate members and should be prepared to initiate ideas and take on responsibilities that help build valuable products that improve skills, efficiencies and communication in wholesale distribution. The chairs will select the members of their work groups. If you would like to be considered for a role on the Supplier Council, please let FWD know