UWG’s Slaven appointed SWA president

United Wholesale Grocers (UWG) retail director Tom Slaven has been elected president of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and will be appointed at the AGM next week.

Slaven will succeed Julie Dunn, operations director of Blantyre-based Dunns Food and Drinks, who has held the position for six years.

Slaven said: “As a huge supporter of the SWA and its work over many years, both as a supplier and latterly as a wholesaler, it was a big moment for me when I was invited to join the board. But to be asked to take over Julie as president is an even bigger honour and I look forward to developing my predecessor’s groundbreaking work and putting my own stamp on the association.

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Commenting on Tom’s appointment, SWA chief executive Colin Smith said: “I’m delighted to welcome Tom Slaven as our new president, taking over from Julie Dunn whose sterling work over the last six years has helped SWA cement its position as relevant and focused trade association with its members and people at its core.

“We thank Julie for her hard work and commitment in the knowledge that Tom is an equally passionate advocate for our industry who has ideas of his own to help the SWA evolve as the association develops its existing interests and ventures into new areas, serving members on the many issues and challenges that affect our sector.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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