Entries for SWA Achievers Awards open this week

Achievers Awards

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced the return of the Achievers Awards in 2022 with entries for the awards opening this week and are able to be submitted via an online application. Submissions are open to any wholesaler with a depot in Scotland and will close July 26.

The wholesale categories will be judged by supporting suppliers under the supervision of an independent panel of judges with cross-sector experience and knowledge.

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Changes to the awards for 2022

  • Awards for Community Service, Best Technology Initiative and Best Supplier have been introduced.
  • The award for Best Marketing Initiative will be replaced by Best Business Initiative.
  • Awards for Rising Star of Wholesale open to employers aged 26 and under
  • Green Wholesaler of the Year will return in 2022.

SWA chief executive, Colin Smith, said: “This is going to be a very exciting year for Achievers as many new members have joined the association over the past year and their input to our awards, along with that of existing members, will create excitement and bring added vibrancy to a long-established event.

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“Achievers has been an important and popular fixture on the wholesale calendar for 20 years and we are determined to make what will be our first big physical event since the first lockdown in March 2020 one that resonates with our wholesale and supplier members, stakeholders and others as once again we gather to celebrate everything that is great about the wholesale sector in Scotland.”

Judging will begin in September, with the gala dinner and awards presentation taking place at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh on February 10, 2022.


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