FWD Gold Medal Awards shortlist revealed

Entries whittled down as awards night draws ever closer

The shortlists have been announced for FWD’s Gold Medal Awards, with Bidfood and leading the way with six nominations.

Bidfood’s shortlisted entries are spread across six categories, whereas nearest contender Booker has five names on the list but some are vying with each other for the same award.

The winners will be announced at the FWD Gold Medal Awards dinner at Old Billingsgate in London on 29 November, with hundreds of industry figures expected to celebrate the great and good of wholesale.

The shortlist

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, 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

Young Wholesaler supported by JTI

Lorcan Bryne, Caterite

Cem Matur, Holland Bazaar

Katie Sillars, Bidfood, Scotland

Batleys Bestway Bidfood Birchall Foodservice Booker Brakes Caterite Costco EFG Foodservice Filshill FWD Gold Medals Holland Bazaar JJ Foodservice Today's Group