Call for Scottish wholesale achievers

Entries are now open for the Achievers Awards, the long-established industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across wholesale in Scotland

The event is the brainchild of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), and celebrates best practice and innovation within the industry and recognises the dedicated people who keep its wheels moving.

For 2023, the event is moving to the O2 Academy, Edinburgh which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the awards.

A new category, Best Local Supplier, has been introduced to reflect the SWA’s ongoing Delivering Growth Through Wholesale programme that aims to forge stronger relationships between wholesalers and local food and drink producers, helping to spark new business opportunities and increase the amount of local sourcing among Scottish wholesalers.

“Achievers was a trailblazing initiative when it was launched 20 years ago and continues to go from strength to strength as it evolves to recognise industry innovations, trends and challenges,” said Colin Smith, SWA Chief Executive.

“As well as shining a spotlight on the wholesale industry, our suppliers and the people who make it all come together, Achievers celebrates the ongoing innovation and resilience within our industry, and stands proud as a reminder of the importance of wholesale to the Scottish economy.

“Indeed, our position within the Scottish business community was endorsed by the Scottish Government earlier this year when Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes, attended the Achievers Awards 2022 to present the Rising Star of Wholesale award.

“Our 2022 Awards attracted record entries and we intend to build on that momentum in 2023 as we ring the changes and continue to evolve by moving to the dedicated events venue, O2 Academy Edinburgh.”

Wholesalers and suppliers can submit their entries online via the entry form on the SWA website.

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