As the Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) ramps up its commitment to working with the wholesale sector to identify local sourcing opportunities for wholesalers and local producers – helping them to access new markets – its new Wholesale Local Food Champion training programme has been officially launched
SWA Members Invited to Visit Sustainable Packaging Plant
Achievers rewards Scotland’s wholesalers, suppliers and people in 20th anniversary year
Scotland’s most forward-thinking, resilient and innovative wholesalers have been recognised and rewarded by the industry at the annual Scottish Wholesale Achievers Awards.
SWA comments on today’s announcement on DRS by Circularity Scotland
“The SWA (Scottish Wholesale Association) welcomes Circularity Scotland’s announcement on the removal of upfront charges and retrospective payment terms for small producers and importers, including wholesalers.
SWA joins call for DRS grace period for small producers
Scotland's thousands of small producers lack the financial resources and capacity to meet the current deadlines for the deposit return scheme (DRS) according to a leading group of trade associations.
Achievers Awards set to be biggest ever as event marks 20th anniversary
With just six weeks until the SWA Achievers Awards, the Scottish Wholesale Association is advising those still to book their place at the prestigious event to do so without delay as the venue – the O2 Academy Edinburgh – attracts a recording number of bookings.
SWA Delivers Second Round of Training Programme for Scottish Producers
The Scottish Wholesale Association is working with the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS) and Scotland Food & Drink to run another of our joint industry leading ‘Delivering Growth through Wholesale' training and education programme.
Run for the first time earlier this year, the programme is designed to improve and encourage engagement between Scottish producers and wholesalers, in a market worth £2.9billion to the Scottish economy.
Aimed at producers of all sizes, from new start-ups to established businesses and who need greater understanding and knowledge of the Scottish wholesale channel, the programme will commence with a two-part workshop providing producers with tools and information to help them maximise opportunities within the wholesale industry.
Train to become a CPD-certified Green Champion: Tuesday, 29 November 10am-12.30pm
Rising energy costs, the climate emergency and increasing consumer pressure continue to challenge the way that businesses across Scotland manage their environmental performance.
Scottish wholesalers and Volvo team up to boost electrification across wholesale sector
Accelerating the use of electric vehicles in Scotland’s wholesale industry is the focus of a current trial by the Scottish Wholesale Association and Volvo Trucks.
Energy Breakfast Briefing: Thursday 17th November 9-9.30am
To support our members during the current energy crisis, SWA has arranged for staff from Business Energy Scotland to provide a special briefing on the energy-saving support and funding that is available right now.