Achievers Awards 2024 Winners

We'd like to extend our gratitude to each and everyone who attended Achievers Awards 2024. It was an honour to have you all join us in recognising and celebrating the achievements within our industry.

Achievers, now in its 21st year, highlights excellence across all sectors of the wholesale industry and the achievements that have made a difference to individuals, communities and businesses over the last year.

Some 520 guests attended the Achievers gala dinner and awards presentation, hosted by TV sports presenter Amy Irons, at the O2 Academy Edinburgh, on Thursday, 22 February.

Wholesaler categories up for grabs incorporated retail, foodservice, licensed, technology and community-focused sectors – while there was also an award for the wholesaler deemed Great Place to Work.

Recognising the importance of people within the wholesale industry, Achievers shone a spotlight on the many individuals who play such an integral part in the success of wholesale and supplier businesses with awards for Rising Star of Wholesale and Employee of the Year.

Below is the full list of award categories and winners, including the runners up and also those who were highly commended - congratulations to every single one of them.


Great Place to Work, sponsored by Red Bull

Winner: Costco

Runner-up: Brakes Scotland

Highly Commended: Faílte Foods and United Wholesale (Scotland)


Best Innovation, sponsored by TWC

Winner: Bidfood

Joint Runners-up: Faílte Foods and Lynas Foodservice

Highly Commended: United Wholesale (Scotland)


Best Cash & Carry, sponsored by JUUL

Winner: United Wholesale (Scotland), Queenslie

Runner-up: Bestway Glasgow Sher

Highly Commended: Booker Galashiels


Best Delivered Operation – Retail, sponsored by JTI

Winner: CJ Lang & Son

Runner-up: JW Filshill

Highly Commended: United Wholesale (Scotland)


Best Symbol Group, sponsored by Philip Morris International

Winner: SPAR, CJ Lang & Son

Runner-up: KeyStore, JW Filshill

Highly Commended: Day-Today, United Wholesale (Scotland)


Community Service Award, sponsored Pernod Ricard

Winner: CJ Lang & Son

Runner-up: Brakes

Joint Highly Commended are: Costco and Mark Murphy Dole


Best Delivered Operation – Foodservice, sponsored by Premier Foods

Winner: Faílte Foods

Runner-up: Bidfood Edinburgh

Highly Commended: Bidfood Glasgow


Best Licensed Wholesaler, sponsored by AB InBev

Winner: United Wholesale (Scotland)

Runner-up: JW Filshill

Highly Commended: Sutherland Brothers


Best Marketing Initiative, sponsored by Britvic

Winner: Brakes

Runner-up: United Wholesale (Scotland)

Highly Commended: Bidfood


Employee of the Year, sponsored by AG Barr

Winner: Paul Ellwood, senior buyer, Faílte Foods

Runner-up: Tracy Pate, business manager, Allsons

Highly Commended: Andrew Allison, business improvement manager, JW Filshill


Sustainable Wholesaler of the Year, sponsored by Suntory Beverage & Food

Winner: Booker

Runner-up: Bidfood

Highly Commended: Mark Murphy Dole


Best Advertising Campaign, sponsored by SWA

Winner: Tennent’s

‘Raised in Scotland – OOOFT’


Local Supplier of the Year, sponsored by CJ Lang & Son

Winner: Clootie McToot

Runner-up: Mrs Tilly’s

Highly Commended: Taza Bake


Wholesale Local Food Champion, sponsored by Scotland Food & Drink

Winner: Mark Don, Braehead Foods

Runner-up: Mark Morrison, T Quality

Joint Highly Commended: Fernanda De Souza, CJ Lang and James Stewart, Mark Murphy Dole


Project Wholesale, sponsored by Bestway

Winner: AG Barr for the launch of PWR-BRU big can energy range

Runner-up: Days Brewing Co for its work with Dunns Food & Drinks to boost sales and distribution of its alcohol-free beer

Highly Commended: Red Star Brands for its introduction of Four Loko White


Best Overall Service, sponsored by SWA

Winner: JTI

Runner-up: AG Barr

Highly Commended: Imperial Tobacco


Best Foodservice Supplier, sponsored by SWA

Winner: Mrs Tilly’s

Runner-up: Unilever Food Solutions

Highly Commended: AG Barr


Supplier Sales Executive of the Year, sponsored by Unitas Wholesale

Winner: Tiffany Emmett, Budweiser Brewing Group

Runner-up: Craig Barr, AG Barr

Highly Commended: Zoe Stephens, KP Snacks



Rising Star of Wholesale, sponsored by KP Snacks

Winner: Kelsey Brannan, area sales manager, Brakes

Runner-up: Charlotte Richards, technical administrator, Braehead Foods

Highly Commended: Marc Watson, driver, Bidfood Paisley.