Nearly a year has passed since a majority of the UK decided our national interest was best served outside the EU, but now the starting gun has been finally been fired on Brexit, the real work begins for FWD, the wholesale sector’s representative in that important process.
After the end of this month all trade buyers of duty-paid alcohol will have to check they are buying from a registered wholesaler. It’s the first time that the supply chain of beers, wines and spirits has been regulated in this way, and it’s something which FWD welcomes. In
Back in the 1980s there used to be a popular bumper sticker that you would see in school car parks: “If you can read this, thank a teacher”.
It was a simple but powerful message from a group of professionals whose contribution was often overlooked, and who at the tim
It’s fair to say that we’re really in a pre-Brexit world right now, with much of the real work ahead. Whilst we may feel that we are leading our businesses in a climate of ambiguity at the moment, there are ways in which we can get ahead of the game and challenges we n
Our Gold Medals Awards dinner is one of the best events in the FWD calendar, not just because it’s a huge celebration for all our members and the suppliers they work with over the course of the year, but also because it gives us a chance to recognise and reward outstanding individ
Well, where have the last three years gone? It’s hard to believe such a long period of time has passed since I wrote my first Chairman’s blog. What started as a two-year stint for me was extended to three when I was honoured to be asked to stay for an extra year.
This summer has seen a period of unprecedented political and economic upheaval and the one thing we can be sure of in a rapidly-changing trading environment is that things are going to get more complicated before they get any easier.
As the great ship HMS Brexit trundles slowly
The English football team might have flopped ignominiously out of Euro 2016, but at least there was one winning – and united – team at the FA’s headquarters last month, the Wholesaling Industry.
I’m talking about the FWD Conference at the National F
I can't believe we are half way through the year already. The sun has only just started shining and we are already planning our Christmas promotions!
In April the new National Living Wage came into force for employees over the age of 25. As you will be aware, FWD has been working hard over recent months to highlight the impact the NLW will have on wholesalers and the steps they will have to take to meet the cost increases that h