Building better wholesalers
The FWD Future Leaders Forum

New voices with new ideas

The FWD Future Leaders’ Forum gives a voice to the up-and-coming leaders within the sector.

The group has 32 members and is designed for ambitious individuals who are 30 or under working within the FWD membership. They meet once a quarter with an opportunity to have a new demographic of voices heard and a chance for talent to come to the fore in order to support the strategic objectives of FWD, which in turn will directly benefit FWD members.

They have been challenged to determine the best way to inspire, retain and develop future industry talent, as well as to input into FWD activity and events to ensure they are future proofed. This might involve:

  • Networking forums
  • Role taster days
  • Industry colleague best in class podcasts
  • Training and development requirements

As part of FWD’s Promoting Wholesale initiative, the foundation of the FLF recognises the need to attract the widest range of talents into wholesale, and give them the tools to lead the sector forward as their careers develop.

The FLF members have chosen Foave Aggar of JTI and Creed Foodservice’s Tom Workman as its inaugural Joint Chairs