This year’s FWD Gold Medal event championed the very best of the best at its glittering awards evening on 30 November

With awards celebrating both business and individual achievements and contributions, the evening was a huge success with almost 1,000 guests – the highest attendance in the event’s long history. Comedian Rob Beckett even made a special appearance as the surprise guest presenter.

There were 25 awards up for grabs, and you can read all about the winners and the reasons they were chosen in the next issue of Wholesale News, but for now, we won’t keep you in suspense any longer…

2024 wholesale winners:

Diversity in Wholesale: Creed Foodservice

Best Use of Data & Insight: Henderson Foodservice

Sustainable Wholesaler: Sysco GB

Telesales Star: Gail Davidson, Henderson Foodservice

Star Driver: Kevin Peacock, JJ Foodservice

Wholesale Manager: Patrick Nayler, Creed Foodservice

Customer development: Kane Pearce, JJ Foodservice

Wholesale star: Amanda Casey, JW Filshill

Emerging talent: Holly Pennington, Parfetts

Best wholesaler with turnover up to £50m: Dunsters Farm

On trade wholesaler: Small Beer

Best foodservice wholesaler: Adams Foodservice

Best retail wholesaler: Parfetts

2024 supplier winners:

Best Use of Data & Insight: Coca-Cola Euro-Pacific Partners

Best Service Provider: Lumina Intelligence

Service to Wholesale: Coca-Cola Euro-Pacific Partners

Best New Retail Product: Red Bull Juneberry 250ml

Best New Foodservice Product: Bisto Southern Fried Gravy, Premier Foods

Best Marketing/Promotional Activity: Coca-Cola Euro-Pacific Partners

Sustainable Supplier: Budweiser Brewing Group UK and Ireland

Emerging Talent: Issy Blatherwick, Budweiser Brewing Group

Licensed Brand: Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Asahi UK

Foodservice Brand: Bisto, Premier Brands

Grocery Brand: Lucozade, Suntory Beverage & Food

Diversity in Wholesale: Heineken UK

Congratulations to all of the incredible winners, and watch out for our celebratory issue of Wholesale News, out in December.

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