Wholesalers are able to submit their entries for Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020, the industry initiative created by the Scottish Wholesale Association.
Two new awards have joined the line-up this year in the form of Rising Star of Wholesale and Green Wholesaler of the Year.
Now in its 18th year, the awards aims to raise standards and reward outstanding performance across the trade in Scotland. Any wholesaler with a depot in Scotland may enter the competition.
Colin Smith, SWA chief executive, said: “We’re refreshing Achievers for 2020 in response to feedback from wholesalers and sponsors, and to reflect the areas of business that are most important to our members. Our new Rising Star of Wholesale award particularly reflects the SWA’s commitment to nurture emerging talent and enhance skills within our industry, raise standards and promote wholesale as a viable career path.
“Meanwhile, the decision to introduce our Green Wholesaler of the Year award, sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, chimes with the ongoing work by Scottish wholesalers to reduce their carbon footprint via a number of measures, from upgrading to lower-emission HGV fleets and increasing recycling to improving sustainability across all areas of their business,” he added.