Training and the importance of mentoring within its programme will form a key strand of the Scottish Wholesale Association’s focus over the next year, it was revealed at the trade body's annual conference at Crieff at the weekend (June 14-16).
Asim Sarwar, managing director of the Glasgow-based United Wholesale (Scotland) group, has been confirmed as the new president of the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA), succeeding George Benson.
The Scottish Wholesale Association has launched its updated Marketing Brochure designed to highlight its key activities and events, including its Annual Conference and Training Programme.
A new trade guide for independent retailers and wholesalers selling tobacco has been produced by the leading industry trade associations - the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) and the Scottish Grocers' Federation (SGF) - to help the industry fully comply with the new changes to tobacco display requirements included in the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010.
The Scottish Wholesale Association has been approached by JB Management which has funding available for Modern Apprenticeships & Scottish Government-funded SVQs for employees.
The first seminar in the Scottish Wholesale Association's 2013 training programme has been well received by wholesalers with delegates attending the event describing it as "informative and factual".
CJ Lang & Son, the long-established Dundee-based independent food and drink wholesaler, has been named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the prestigious Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards.
AS Scotland gears up for the referendum on independence in 2014, the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is to explore the pros and cons of any ensuing changes from a business perspective – should Scotland vote for independence or choose not to – at its Annual Conference this summer.
The Tobacco Display Ban Guidance has been published by the Scottish Government with the Scottish Wholesale Association helping to shape the new legislation.
SWA member JW Gray & Co has launched a new ale specially crafted by the Orkney Brewery.