SWA confirms Achievers Awards for next year

SWA Achievers award

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has announced that the Achievers Awards will return in 2022. This is a long-running industry event that recognises excellent achievement across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

SWA which was founded 20 years ago, highlights best practice and innovation in the industry, as well as the devoted, passionate people that keep it running.

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New awards for 2022

  • Community Service Award celebrates wholesalers’ commitment to help their customers, employees, and communities during the pandemic.
  • Best Technology Initiative – will highlight how wholesalers are investing in digital and tech solutions, ranging from new online ordering and data capture systems to picking and business efficiency tools.

The award for Best Marketing Initiative will be replaced by Best Business Initiative. Additionally, the awards for Rising Star of Wholesale open to employers aged 26 and under) and Green Wholesaler of the Year will return in 2022.

A special supplier award will also be introduced in 2022. It will be given to a company, team, or individual who went above and beyond what was expected of them in the previous year. This award can include fundraising, charity work or community activity, not just the support of wholesale.

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Chief executive of SWA, Colin Smith said “Achievers is back after an enforced break with a full face-to-face event in Edinburgh on 10 February next year – dependent on any Covid legislation at the time and following all Government guidelines in place.

“This will be our first big physical event since the first lockdown in March 2020 and it will enable our wholesale and supplier members, stakeholders and others to once again celebrate everything that is great about the wholesale sector in Scotland.”

Entries open on 14 June and can be submitted through the online application on the SWA website. The competition is open to any wholesaler with a depot in Scotland.

The gala dinner and awards presentation will take place at the Sheraton Grand, Edinburgh, on 10 February 2022.

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