With the Scottish Wholesale Association’s 2019 Annual Conference less than two months away, details of the high-profile event’s first-ever Producers’ Exhibition – a collaboration with industry organisation Scotland Food & Drink – have been unveiled.
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SWA conference rings the changes with Producers’ Exhibition in collaboration with Scotland Food & Drink
SWA Bulletin – April 2019
Catch up with the latest news from the Scottish Wholesale Association in our April Bulletin.
SWA calls on members to help create organisation’s future strategic vision
Plans to revitalise the Scottish Wholesale Association and place renewed focus on training, building business, lobbying and legislation through greater collaboration, consultation and communication have been unveiled with members – wholesalers and suppliers – urged to get involved by helping shape the organisation’s strategic vision for the future.
National board established to unlock Scotland’s £1bn food tourism potential
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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SWA’s latest Brexit Update
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.
SWA welcomes decision to scrap new rates levy on out-of-town businesses
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.
SWA Annual Conference asks ‘What’s Next?’ with local and global themes
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 2019: Sponsors’ Feedback
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.
Achievers Awards Dinner 2019 - VIDEO
Watch our round-up video of the Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards Dinner which took place on Friday, 31st January 2019.
SWA to sit on DRS Implementation Advisory Group
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.