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

Our latest Employment Law Update, prepared by 121 HR Solutions, covers key issues including employee injuries in the workplace, GDPR, and equal pay.

Keep abreast of news and legislation from the Scottish Government affecting the wholesale sector.

Relive the Scottish Wholesale Association's 2019 Annual Conference at Crieff with our special Conference Bulletin.

Rewarding young and emerging talent to help build awareness of wholesale as a viable career path is highlighted with the launch of a new category in Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020, the much-lauded industry initiative created by the Scottish Wholesale Association.

A new award for Green Wholesaler of the Year will be presented at Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020.

 

 

Wholesalers are urged to submit their entries for Scottish Wholesale Achievers 2020, the much-lauded industry initiative created by the Scottish Wholesale Association with two new awards joining the line-up – Rising Star of Wholesale, open to employees aged 26 and under, and Green Wholesaler of the Year.

Making the wholesale industry an attractive one to work in by creating a legacy that will inspire the next generation will be the future focus of the Scottish Wholesale Association with chief executive Colin Smith telling last week’s annual conference that training, business building, and lobbying and legislation will be at the forefront of the trade organisation’s revitalisation.

Tourism and what it means for wholesalers will come under the microscope at the forthcoming Scottish Wholesale Association conference with Marc Crothall, chief executive of the Scottish Tourism Alliance, giving an update on an ambitious plan to boost food tourism in Scotland by £1 billion.

The Scottish Wholesale Association has expressed disappointment that Scotland’s new deposit return scheme (DRS) will not exempt smaller retailers and that it will include glass, presenting a range of health and safety implications as well as logistical challenges.

The SWA, working in partnership with the FWD and ACS, has produced a wholesale industry poster to help wholesalers raise awareness of Track and Trace regulations among their retail customers.