Welcome to SWA News. This is where you will find all our news as well as relevant industry information.

The SWA are proud to sit on the new national board for Scotland’s Food Tourism Strategy, aiming to unlock Scotland’s £1bn food tourism potential. Helping deliver growth to our members in collaboration with other trade bodies & experts, we aim to increase visitor spend on food & drink.

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The Scottish Wholesale Association’s latest Brexit Update highlights recent discussions that the SWA has held directly with the Scottish Government, as well as those that we’ve fed into Defra and the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU). Members are urged to contact SWA with their views.

The Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government will not go ahead with a proposed new business rates levy on out-of-town premises.

Plans are under way for the Scottish Wholesale Association’s 2019 Annual Conference with Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, Colin McLean, chief executive of Dundee-based Spar wholesaler CJ Lang and Chieh Huang, chief executive of the US-based online wholesaler Boxed among the speakers.

Scottish Wholesale Achievers is delighted to list these examples of best practice within the wholesale industry – provided by the sponsors of the awards – as part of our aim to raise standards.

Watch our round-up video of the Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards Dinner which took place on Friday, 31st January 2019.

The Scottish Wholesale Association has been invited to sit on the Deposit Return Scheme Implementation Advisory Group, whose objectives are: to provide industry expertise and advice on the implementation of the DRS for Scotland; and facilitate access to expertise and resources from participants within the group and their broader networks.

JW Filshill, the Glasgow-based delivered wholesaler and cash & carry, has been named the best wholesale business in Scotland at the prestigious Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards.

Our latest Employment Law Update, prepared by 121 HR Solutions, offers homeworking tips for employers and also covers key issues including monitoring in the workplace, applying absence management policies, and misuse of social media at work.

Catch up with the latest news from the Scottish Wholesale Association in our January Bulletin.