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JW Filshill Named Scotland’s Top Wholesale Business

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JW Filshill Named Scotland’s Top Wholesale Business

JW Filshill Named Scotland’s Top Wholesale Business
February 04
11:51 2019

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.

SWA host, Jennifer Reoch

In addition to the sought-after Champion of Champions accolade, the company also scooped Best Delivered Operation (Retail); Best Symbol Group and Best Licensed Operation, sponsored by Halewood Wines & Spirits.

Achievers judge, Archie MacLellan, said: ‘This is a buoyant and exciting wholesale sector led by SWA members who are experiencing growth and increased profitability across many areas of their business.

SWA Chief Executive, Colin Smith

Colin Smith, SWA chief executive (pictured left), added: ‘Achievers is the perfect vehicle to recognise the very best in our industry and I applaud the exceptional levels of innovation that we are seeing from our members as they seek new revenue streams, develop their operational processes and strive to provide the best possible customer service.

‘We at the SWA are working on their behalf to ensure we face together the legislative changes in the corridors of power at Holyrood and Westminster.’ We go to great lengths to ensure that the awards remain meaningful for all involved but we couldn’t do it without our supplier members and we are committed to working in partnership with our sponsors to offer them a solid return on their investment.’

Around 450 people attended the Achievers gala dinner and awards presentation, hosted by CIS Excellence Awards co-presenter Jennifer Reoch (pictured), at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh on Thursday 31st January.

The 2019 Achievers Results in Full

  • Champion of Champions: JW Filshill
  • Best Cash & Carry: Booker, Shawfield
  • Best Symbol Group: KeyStore, JW Filshill
  • Best Delivered Operation (Retail): JW Filshill
  • Best Delivered Operation (Foodservice): Bidfood Scotland and Lomond Foods
  • Great Place to Work: Bidfood Scotland
  • Best Licensed Operation: JW Filshill
  • Employee of the Year: Craig Shand, stock control & replenishment supervisor, Booker Shawfield
  • Best Marketing Initiative: United Wholesale Scotland for its ‘Summer of Sport’ initiative
  • Best Advertising Campaign: Bud Light for ‘Dilly Dilly’
  • Project Scotland: Quorn Foods in partnership with Scot Serve for its ‘Quornvenience’ project
  • Best Overall Service by Suppliers: AG Barr
  • Best Foodservice Supplier: Unilever Food Solutions
  • Supplier Sales Executive of the Year: Linda Fraser, Nestlé

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