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 75 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.


Advice, networking and mentoring for under 30s
Join us!

The Future Leaders Forum is on the hunt for new members.

We want to offer help and advice to younger people from all roles within the FWD membership, including wholesalers, suppliers and service providers.

The group benefits from two bespoke face-to-face events for which the members themselves can agree the content they believe will be most benefical to them as they build their career.

They have access to FWD’s other free events, including four Introduction to Wholesale sessions and April’s parliamentary reception at the House of Commons.

New members also have the option to take part in the second round of the FLF mentoring scheme, starting in September, which matches them with a senior wholesale channel colleague.

Anyone wishing to join the FLF must be aged 30 or under and working for an FWD member company. The application form requests a 200-word outline on why they would like to join, the attributes they feel they will bring to the network, and what they hope to gain from being part of the programme.

Sign up here

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