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    Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020 Launch for Entries

Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020 Launch for Entries

Entries for the Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards are now open. With five supplier categories and  10 for supplier organisations, including the new Green Wholesaler of the Year Award, the awards aim to reward outstanding performance across the trade in Scotland. SWA chief executive, Colin Smith (pictured left), said: ‘We’re refreshing Achievers for 2020 in

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    Foodservice Supplier Puts ‘Brakes’ On Meat Consumption By Partnering With Plant-Based Food Supplier To

Foodservice Supplier Puts ‘Brakes’ On Meat Consumption By Partnering With Plant-Based Food Supplier To

A pioneering Scottish start-up has joined forces with CIS Excellence Young Chef of the Year sponsor, Brakes Scotland, to make it easier for consumers to enjoy plant-based meals. Glasgow-based DARING Foods offers alternatives to meat through the use of whole food ingredients and plant protein. As the country’s largest foodservice

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    JW Filshill Heralds Largest Industrial Pre-let Agreement In Five Years

JW Filshill Heralds Largest Industrial Pre-let Agreement In Five Years

Award-winning wholesaler JW Filshill is to relocate to a brand new, purpose-built distribution centre at Westway Park, near Glasgow Airport. Canmoor, a market-leading developer and asset manager in the warehouse and business space sectors, has agreed terms for Scotland’s largest industrial pre-let for five years. The deal, which is subject

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    Scottish Wholesale Association Conference Rallies Membership Under New CEO

Scottish Wholesale Association Conference Rallies Membership Under New CEO

Making the wholesale industry ‘an attractive sector in which to work by creating a legacy that inspires the next generation’ is now the focus of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), according to the organisation’s new chief executive, Colin Smith (pictured above). Making the statement at the annual SWA conference at

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    Producers’ Exhibition Announced with Scotland Food & Drink at SWA Conference

Producers’ Exhibition Announced with Scotland Food & Drink at SWA Conference

Further details of the Scottish Wholesale Association’s 2019 annual conference have been released, including an inaugural producers’ exhibition. Organised in collaboration with Scotland Food & Drink, the new development – part of the new Keeping Scotland Local initiative – will provide up to 20 local producers and suppliers with the opportunity to

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    SWA Calls on Members to ‘Collaborate, Consult and Communicate’

SWA Calls on Members to ‘Collaborate, Consult and Communicate’

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced plans to renew its focus on training, lobbying and legislation through greater collaboration, consultation and communication. Speaking at an event in Glasgow, chief executive Colin Smith (pictured above), said: ‘We want to work with our members to help inspire the next generation of

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    JW Filshill Named Scotland’s Top Wholesale Business

JW Filshill Named Scotland’s Top Wholesale Business

Glasgow-based wholesaler, JW Filshill, has been named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the 16th Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards, held last week at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh. In addition to the sought-after Champion of Champions accolade, the company also scooped Best Delivered Operation (Retail); Best Symbol

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    Colin Smith Assumes Full Responsibility for Scottish Wholesale Association

Colin Smith Assumes Full Responsibility for Scottish Wholesale Association

The Scottish Wholesale Association has confirmed that Colin Smith will assume full responsibility of the trade body from 31st December. Smith (pictured), who was appointed as chief executive designate in the summer, has been working closely with outgoing executive director Kate Salmon in order to ensure a smooth handover when she

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    Scottish Wholesale Association Appoints Chief Executive Designate

Scottish Wholesale Association Appoints Chief Executive Designate

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has appointed Colin Smith as chief executive designate, succeeding current executive director Kate Salmon who is retiring after leading the trade body for 35 years. Smith (pictured) whose career in the wholesale sector spans more than 20 years, previously worked in various roles for Bestway, Bellevue Cash

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    ‘Collaboration Is Key’ Message at 2018 SWA Annual Conference

‘Collaboration Is Key’ Message at 2018 SWA Annual Conference

The Scottish Wholesale Association ‘must be steadfast in supporting its members in times of change’. That was one of the key messages delivered under the conference’s Bridging the Gap theme by SWA President Julie Dunn at the trade body’s annual three-day conference at Crieff Hydro last weekend. As operations director of

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