The Scottish Wholesale Association is collaborating with other leading business groups and sectoral trade associations in a bid to save the Uniform Business Rate (UBR).
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SWA marks 80th anniversary with focus on sustainability and training
Developing a skilled workforce and working with members to invest in the future sustainability of the wholesale industry is top of the agenda for the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) in its 80th anniversary year.
Core skills for Enhanced Performance in Wholesale
Scottish Wholesale Association, in conjunction with Positive Performance, has designed this four-course programme to develop an individual’s core capabilities within the wholesale sector – helping to create a sustainable and highly-skilled wholesale workforce. The programme is d ...
Employment Law Update – December 2019
Our latest Employment Law Update, prepared by 121 HR Solutions, covers employment issues, employee engagement, workshop information and more.
SWA calls for smooth Brexit following General Election
The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) accepts the result of the UK General Election and calls for Brexit process to be conducted in a way that allows businesses to operate with minimum disruption.
Hard work pays off as wholesalers recognised in Parliamentary report
The vital role that the wholesale channel plays within the food and drink distribution network has finally been recognised within the latest Deposit & Return Scheme Report with recommendations that the scheme is "cost neutral" for wholesalers and that wholesalers should be part of the scheme administrator.
SWA Winter Bulletin
Catch up with the latest news from the Scottish Wholesale Association in our most recent update
SWA’s comprehensive DRS Wholesaler Impacts Report now complete
Scott Moncrieff business advisers have now completed their independent report into the full effects that DRS will have on the food and drink wholesale industry. Commissioned by SWA, this vital report has been submitted to Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee to strengthen the SWA’s demands on behalf of our members and show the real costs to our industry.
Play Your Part: Final Consultation on DRS ends 10th December
Tuesday 10th December 2019 is your last chance to formally have your say on DRS! This is the closing date for the final Scottish Government DRS Consultation on the issue. SWA will be using ALL previous member evidence responses that were sent previously to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee consultation last month.
Business in Parliament – making our voice heard in Holyrood
SWA chief executive Colin Smith was invited to attend the 13th Business in the Parliament Conference (BIPC) on 7th and 8th November at Holyrood.