Going for gold

With FWD’s Gold Medal Awards taking place tonight, here are the runners and riders for all of the categories

As the anticipation builds for the biggest night in the wholesale calendar, the industry waits to see who will be crowned the winners of 2019’s FWD Gold Medal Awards.

Being held at Old Billingsgate in London, the annual celebration will see more than 700 people from across the industry congregate to recognise the best-performing people and teams from the past 12 months.

With a host of supplier and wholesaler gongs on offer, here’s a reminder of the names in contention for all of the night’s awards.



Retail Brand

Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola European Partners

Pepsi, Britvic Soft Drinks

Red Bull, Red Bull


Licensed Brand

Peroni, Asahi UK

Whitley Neill, Halewood Wines & Spirits

Birra Moretti, Heineken UK


Foodservice Brand

Maggi, Nestlé Professional

Walkers, PepsiCo UK

Bisto, Premier Foods


Best Use of Data and Insight

Coca-Cola European Partners

KP Snacks

Unilever Food Solutions


Service Level Supplier

Kraft Heinz

Nestlé Professional

Silver Spoon Company


Best New Product – Retail

Coke Energy, Coca-Cola European Partners

Whitley Neill, Halewood Wines & Spirits

Maltesers Truffles, Mars Wrigley Confectionery


Best New Product – Foodservice

 Uncle Ben’s Katsu Curry, Aimia Foods

Robinsons, Britvic Soft Drinks

Table Top Sauces, Unilever Food Solutions


Process Innovation

Britvic Soft Drinks

Carlsberg UK

Coca-Cola European Partners


Digital Innovation

Mars Wrigley Confectionery

Red Bull

Unilever Food Solutions


Young Supplier of the Year

 Tom Jackson, Carlsberg UK

Jordan Halsman, Molson Coors Brewing Company

David Howells, Swizzels Matlow



Wholesaler Service to Caterers


Birchall Foodservice

JJ Foodservice


Wholesaler Service to Retailers

Bestway Wholesale

Rayburn Trading

Savage & Whitten



Smaller Wholesaler

Iain Hill




Best Use of Data and Insight


JW Filshill

Time Wholesale Services


Digital Innovation

JJ Foodservice

Savona Foodservice

Unitas Wholesale


Customer Business Development

Darren Moffatt, Bidfood

Martyn Parkinson, Booker

Leanne Parkin, Ramsden International


Telesales Star

Pamela Whytock, Bestway

Lynda Hayes, Bidfood

Emily Lord, Birchall Foodservice


Depot Manager

Atif Raza, Bestway

Steve Bonser, Bidfood

Nicola Warburton, Costco


Depot Star

Joe O’Sullivan, Booker

Richard Stimpson, Creed Foodservice

Cherry Atta, JJ Foodservice


Star Driver

Derek Simpson, Bestway

James Vincent, Bidfood

Darren Heather, Creed Foodservice


Young Wholesaler

Salih Sheikh, Bestway

Anthony Hall, Bidfood

Emma Holden, Country Range Group

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