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    SWA Calls For Business Rates Relief Extension

SWA Calls For Business Rates Relief Extension

Wholesalers in Scotland are calling on the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to extend business rates relief to the wholesale sector in order to bring it into line with tourism and hospitality customers. The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is also calling for an extension to the furlough scheme to secure jobs which

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    SWA Joins Scottish Tourism Recovery Task Force

SWA Joins Scottish Tourism Recovery Task Force

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has been invited to participate in the new Scottish Tourism Recovery Taskforce. Chaired by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism and Jamie Hepburn, the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, the group will look at the needs of the tourism and

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    ‘Apply For SME Funding’, SWA Urges Wholesalers

‘Apply For SME Funding’, SWA Urges Wholesalers

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has welcomed confirmation by the Scottish Government that a £45m fund is being made available to food and drink wholesalers and other companies that have up to now fallen through the cracks of other business support measures. Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced yesterday that the

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    Scottish Wholesale Operator Supports Scotland’s NHS

Scottish Wholesale Operator Supports Scotland’s NHS

A Scottish wholesaler has joined forces with a music industry tour manager to deliver food and drink to frontline NHS staff across Scotland as they work through the COVID-19 crisis. Port Dundas-based Lomond Foods has teamed up with Ben Pomphrett, whose partner is an intensive care nurse currently working at

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    SWA Rewards Wholesale High Fliers in Annual Achievers Awards

SWA Rewards Wholesale High Fliers in Annual Achievers Awards

The 17th Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards were held last week with a host of new categories, as operators from across Scotland were recognised and rewarded for their effort and innovation. Organised by the SWA and now in their 18th year, the awards – which took place at the Sheraton Grand Hotel

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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

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

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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