MPs meet the future of wholesale at the FWD Skills and Development Awards

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Rebecca Wells from Today's Wholesale Services receives her award from FWD's James Bielby (left) and Nadhim Zahawi MP (right).

Eighteen up-and-coming stars of wholesale have been rewarded for their commitment to apprenticeships and training courses at a special reception at the House of Commons.

The award winners were chosen by members of the FWD to represent the 6,000 people currently training for careers in the wholesale sector, and to demonstrate
to Government how wholesale distributors are investing in skills and training and equipping young people to build careers in our sector.

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Jamie Daniels from Blakemore Fine Foods meets his local MP for Walsall South, Valerie Vaz

The awards were presented by Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi, who is co-chair of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board and the Prime Minister’s advisor on apprenticeships. MPs from each of the winners’ constituencies were invited to meet them, and learn more about opportunities for young people in the wholesale sector.

Mr Zahawi said: “These awards reflect the hard work and fantastic achievements of apprentices and trainees and gives them the respect they deserve. Through the Government’s apprenticeship programme we are building a high-skilled economy, where everyone has opportunity for progression in their job and rising pay.”

FWD chief executive James Bielby added; “FWD members are fostering and developing talent, and investing a lot of money in very skilled individuals to make sure they are prepared for the future.”

A full list of winners and photos of the event can be found here.


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