FWD Gold Medal Awards

The annual celebration of all things wholesale has an added twist this year as we commemorate 100 years of FWD.


Visit the event site for programme and venue details

We’re looking forward to greeting our finalists and guests at Old Billingsgate on November 29. Click the image on the left for programme and venue details

6.30 pm Drinks

7.30pm Dinner and Awards

Bars close 12.30am

Black tie

Event app launches November 15




Wholesaler Awards – The Shortlists


Cash & Carry Manager sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks

Gary Matthias, Booker Stoke

Jon Reed, Costco Wholesale, Thurrock

Dave Searson, Booker Warwick


Delivered Depot Manager sponsored by HIM

Jon Mack, Bidfood, Scotland

Steve Wilkie, Bestway Wholesale, Batleys Edinburgh



Wholesale Service to Retail sponsored by Boost Drinks

Bestway Wholesale

Dhamecha Foods

Today’s Group


Wholesale Service to Caterers sponsored by Unilever Foodsolutions


Birchall Foodservice

JJ Food Service


Depot Team sponsored by AG Barr

Bestway Wholesale, Park Royal

Bidfood, Edinburgh

Brakes, Newhouse


Depot Team Member sponsored by Refresco

Mark Kaylor, EFG Foodservice

Sandra Morris, Filshill

Michael James Ward, Caterite


Telesales Executive sponsored by Premier Foods

Alma Hoque, EFG Foodservice

Janette Loughrey, Bidfood, Wakefield

Louise Thompson, Bestway Wholesale


Wholesale Driver sponsored by Nestle UK

Shaun Harris, Booker, Redruth

Alan O’Neill, Bidfood, Battersea



Digital Innovation supported by Imperial Tobacco

Caterite Food & Wineservices

JJ Food Service

Today’s Plan for Profit mobile app


Customer Support sponsored by Heineken and Star Retailer

Martin Bigwood, Booker, Portsmouth

Joyce Johnston, JW Filshill

Victoria Nicholson, Booker Gateshead


Green Wholesaler of the Year



JJ Food Service


Young Wholesaler supported by JTI

Lorcan Bryne, Caterite

Cem Matur, Holland Bazaar

Katie Sillars, Bidfood, Scotland


Supplier Awards

The medals for suppliers are nominated and voted for by FWD’s wholesaler members. They go to the products, services, initiatives and innovations which the wholesalers believe have most influenced the market over the last 12 months.

FWD members have chosen their favourites from the nominations and the shortlists will be announced on November 29th.


Gold Medal Young Supplier of the Year

We have three finalists for this award, which is judged by the FWD executive:

  • Amy Ankrah, Boost Drinks
  • Tom Jackson, Carlsberg UK
  • Steve Nicholls, Molson Coors Brewing Company