SWA Achievers Awards 2024 open for entries

Scottish wholesalers are encouraged to celebrate their businesses and recognise the efforts of their staff by entering the Achievers Awards 2024

Entries are now open for Scottish Wholesale Association’s long-established industry programme, now in its 21st year, that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

The only awards in Scotland dedicated to the wholesale food and drink sector, the gala Achievers Awards celebration is attended by more than 500 people from across the wholesale industry and its supply chain each year.

With 13 wholesale category awards and six supplier awards up for grabs, it’s a great opportunity for wholesalers to gain recognition for their innovation and customer service, raise their profile, and celebrate the achievements of the last year.

For 2024, there are two new categories introduced. Best Innovation will recognise an innovation that has made a significant difference to the performance of a wholesaler, while Wholesale Local Food Champion rewards those who support local produce in the sector.

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith said: “Last year, Achievers celebrated its 20th anniversary and continues to go from strength to strength as it evolves to recognise industry innovations, trends and challenges.

“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.

“Our 2023 Achievers Awards attracted record entries and we will build on that momentum in 2024 as we introduce new categories and change others to reflect our members’ businesses today.”

Supporting suppliers will judge the wholesale categories, supervised by an independent panel of judges with cross-sector experience and knowledge. Any wholesaler with a depot in Scotland may enter the competition and entries will remain open until 31 July, with judging taking place during September and October.

Wholesalers and suppliers can submit their entries online via the Achievers 2024 entry form.

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