FWD Gold Medal Awards

The annual celebration of all things wholesale. Entries and table bookings are now open.

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Wholesaler Gold Medals 2019

Entries for these awards open on July 2nd. Completed nominations must be submitted by September 13.

 

 

Depot Manager sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks

To be awarded to the depot manager (cash and carry or delivered) who has demonstrated commitment, customer relations and management skills making a significant contribution to sales performance in the year to July 2019.

 

Wholesale Service to Retail sponsored by Boost Drinks

To be awarded to a FWD full member or buying group member in recognition of improved customer service, in terms of business advice to retailers, store standards, customer education and understanding the needs of customers.

 

Wholesale Service to Caterers sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions

To be awarded to an FWD member wholesaler in recognition of the implementation of improved customer service in terms of business advice to caterers, menu and product information, customer education and overall understanding of the needs of the customer.

 

Depot Star sponsored by AG Barr 

To be awarded to a depot employee who has demonstrated outstanding efficiency gains, staff development, customer satisfaction or all-round excellence, contributing to the sales performance of their depot. This award is not open to business owners or directors.

 

 

Telesales Star sponsored by Premier Foods

To be awarded to an individual with outstanding customer relationships, product knowledge, understanding of customers’ needs, call handling skills and contribution to their telesales team.

 

 

Star Driver sponsored by Nestle UK

To be awarded to the wholesale driver who has demonstrated dedication and all-round excellence in the course of their duties, delivering outstanding customer service at all times.

 

Digital Innovation supported by Imperial Tobacco

To be awarded to the wholesaler which has introduced the most effective digital strategy or innovation to reduce costs, improve efficiency, engage customers or grow sales in the 12 months to July 2019.

 

 

Customer Business Development sponsored by Heineken 

To be awarded to an individual within an FWD wholesaler company who has achieved significant business growth and driven loyalty among retailers, via business development initiatives, working with suppliers, and relationship building.

 

Best Use of Data and Insight sponsored by Budweiser 

To be awarded to the FWD wholesaler company which has achieved significant business growth through the use of data and insight.

 

Gold Medal Smaller Wholesaler sponsored by HIM / MCA

This award goes to an FWD member, or member of an FWD buying group, with a turnover of less than £10m in the year to April 2019. The judges are looking for evidence of increased sales, improved service to customers and close relationships with suppliers resulting in effective promotions and launches.

 

 

Green Wholesaler of the Year sponsored by KP Snacks

Please submit details of action taken to reduce your business impact on the environment

 

Young Wholesaler supported by JTI

This award demonstrates and celebrates emerging talent throughout the wholesale channel and sits alongside the Young Supplier of the Year Gold Medal. It is open to anyone below the age of 35 who works for an FWD wholesale member and makes an outstanding contribution to the channel and its customer base.

 

Supplier Awards

Awards for brands, products and innovations are nominated and voted for by FWD wholesalers, based on the contribution made by suppliers and service providers to their businesses in the year to August 2019.

There are two awards for which suppliers can submit entries:

Young Supplier of the Year -sponsored by Costco Wholesale

This award demonstrates and celebrates emerging talent throughout the wholesale channel and sits alongside the Young Wholesaler of the Year Gold Medal. The Gold Medal Young Supplier Award is open to anyone below the age of 35 who works for an FWD Supplier Partner or Supplier Member company and makes an outstanding contribution to the channel and its customer base.

 

 

Green Supplier –  sponsored by American Express

Please submit details of action taken to reduce your business impact on the environment, including energy saving, waste management and sourcing.

 

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