The Scottish Wholesale Association has confirmed that Colin Smith will assume full responsibility of the trade body from 31st December.

THE Scottish Wholesale Association has welcomed a number of announcements in today’s Scottish Budget.

Members of the Scottish Wholesale Association triumphed at the FWD Gold Medal Awards 2018. 

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

The Scottish Wholesale Association is one of 21 of the country’s leading business organisations that have written a joint letter to Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP, urging him to scrap the proposed new business rates levy on out of town premises.


The SWA has been consulting with the Scottish Government to help it understand the £1/4bn sales impact that its HFSS consultation could have on the wholesale sector. 

Curbs on the marketing of alcoholic drinks are included in new plans to tackle alcohol harm. The Scottish Government’s ‘Alcohol Framework 2018: Preventing Harm’, includes proposals to consult on alcohol marketing such as public spaces and online.

A new online tool to help Scottish businesses identify how they could be affected by Brexit and what they can do to prepare has been launched by Michael Russell MSP, the Constitutional Relations Secretary.

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.