FWD Gold Medal Awards 2017: Highlights

FWD Gold Awards

In celebration of all talent across the channel, The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) hosted its annual Gold Medal Awards last night at the historical Old Billingsgate, London.

Joined by 750 wholesalers, suppliers and retailers alike, the night was kicked off by FWD chairman Andrew Selley who paid tribute to both finalists and winners, while also wishing friends and colleagues at Palmer & Harvey the best for the future.

FWD chairman Andrew Selley
FWD chairman Andrew Selley

Selley added: “Our Gold Medal finalists have been put forward by their employers because they’re the best in their field. In delivery vehicles, in telesales, on the cash and carry shop floor or in the board room, these are the best we have. And we need more like them. Wholesalers and suppliers in this channel must invest in talent as our finalists have invested in us. We need to recruit, train and retain prospective leaders in all the disciplines of our trade.”

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

Gold Medal Young Wholesaler of the Year

John Goulding, AG Parfett & Sons, Sheffield

Gold Medal Cash & Carry Manager

Jim Campbell, Costco, Gateshead

Gold Medal Delivered Depot Manager

John Tweed, John Mower & Co, Spitalbrook

Gold Medal Depot Team

Imperial Cash & Carry, Edmonton

Gold Medal Depot Team Member

Joan Mannering, Booker, Liverpool

Gold Medal Customer Support

Jeff Robson, Hunt’s Foodservice, Sherborne

Gold Medal Delivered Wholesale Driver

Alan Wood, Bidfood, Gateshead

Gold Medal Telesales Executive

Janis Lackey, Bidfood, Battersea

Gold Medal Wholesaler Service to Retailers

Landmark Wholesale

Gold Medal Wholesale Service to Caterers

Birchall Foodservice

Gold Medal Digital Innovation

JJ Food Service

Green Wholesaler of the Year

Booker

Young Supplier of the Year

Chris Leek, Ab InBev

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Priyanka Jethwa

Priyanka is a journalist for Better Wholesaling and reports on the latest from the industry, keeping wholesalers up to date on the most recent news.

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