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    SWA Marks 80th Anniversary Year With Autumn Conference & Grand Banquet

SWA Marks 80th Anniversary Year With Autumn Conference & Grand Banquet

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced it will be celebrating its 80th year by ‘working with members to invest in the future sustainability of the wholesale industry’. Chief executive Colin Smith (pictured left) explained: ‘We want to inspire a new generation of wholesalers to take an active role in

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    Vanilla Officially The UK’s Best-Selling Ice Cream Flavour

Vanilla Officially The UK’s Best-Selling Ice Cream Flavour

A new survey has revealed that vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavour in the UK. A staggering 84% of ice cream parlours across the UK stated that vanilla was the most popular, followed by mint chocolate chip (20%) and chocolate (18%). Unusual varieties sold by UK ice cream

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    SWA Calls for Smooth Brexit After General Election Result

SWA Calls for Smooth Brexit After General Election Result

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has called for the Brexit process to be conducted in a way that allows businesses to operate with minimum disruption. Chief executive Colin Smith said (pictured right): ‘As a politically neutral organisation we call on the Prime Minister and his Government to push for a

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    SWA Welcomes Latest DRS Committee Report

SWA Welcomes Latest DRS Committee Report

The Scottish Government’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) report has been published with recommendations that it remains ‘cost neutral’ for wholesalers and that they should be part of the scheme administrator. The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) welcomed the latest report which outlines how the new DRS for Scotland should work. According

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    SLTA ‘Deeply Concerned’ At Plans To Scrap Current Business Rates System

SLTA ‘Deeply Concerned’ At Plans To Scrap Current Business Rates System

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has voiced its disappointment at the ‘totally ill-conceived ideology’ of scrapping the current uniform business rate (UBR) system. Pointing out that a large proportion of Scottish businesses are already disadvantaged compared with other areas of the UK, the proposed new system ‘will only bring

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    Scottish Wholesale Association Demands Wholesale Representation on DRS Administration Board

Scottish Wholesale Association Demands Wholesale Representation on DRS Administration Board

The chief executive of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has presentated to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee at Holyrood last month to demand that Scotland’s wholesale channel is represented within the proposed Deposit and Return Scheme (DRS). Colin Smith (pictured) appeared in front of the committee to state

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    Take Action, With ActionCOACH on 8th October, Marriott Glasgow: The Brad Sugars Q&A

Take Action, With ActionCOACH on 8th October, Marriott Glasgow: The Brad Sugars Q&A

For more than a quarter of a century,  Brad Sugars – chartered accountant, business expert and executive coach – has been helping business owners to unlock the chains that can shackle operators to slow growth. A straight-talking, no-nonsense Aussie with several commercial successes under his belt, Brad’s optimistic outlook and

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    Scottish Wholesale Association Releases September Bulletin

Scottish Wholesale Association Releases September Bulletin

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has released the September edition of its news bulletin. The new issue includes a preview of Achievers 2020, the industry-leading awards programme for the Scottish wholesale sector. The 18th SWA Achievers takes place on the night of Thursday 13th February 2020 at the Sheraton Grand

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    SWA ‘Concerned About’ Draft DRS Regulations

SWA ‘Concerned About’ Draft DRS Regulations

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has expressed concern at the lack of recognition of the ‘substantial additional costs’ that its members’ businesses will incur when the Scottish Government’s draft Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations (DRS) come into force next year. SWA Chief executive, Colin Smith, (pictured right), said: ‘There

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    Discover the Secrets to Consistent, Sustainable Profits For Your Business…

Discover the Secrets to Consistent, Sustainable Profits For Your Business…

Well-run successful businesses seem to operate as if by magic, but few people see the enormous amount of hard work that goes on behind the scenes in order to create that illusion. The ‘Pulling Profits Out of a Hat’ business event on 8th October in Glasgow will demonstrate that business

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