The annual celebration of all things wholesale take place on November 28 at Old Billingsgate, London.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at Old Billingsgate on November 28th. The programme, table plan and venue details are here
The Drinks Reception starts at 6.30pm with dinner at 7.30. Dress is Black Tie.
The awards were judged on October 4 and the shortlists are below. Well done to everyone who entered, and to everyone who put the entries together. The standard this year was excellent, and the judges had a tough job choosing the top threes. Lots of talent in this industry!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be awarded to the FWD wholesaler company which has achieved significant business growth through the use of data and insight.
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.
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.
Please submit details of action taken to reduce your business impact on the environment. This award is judged for us by the Carbon Trust.
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:
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. This award is judged for us by Carbon Trust.