Unitas Wholesale members emerged victorious following the Scottish Wholesale Achiever awards 2019, taking home six of the nine wholesale awards up for grabs.
JW Filshill was named the best wholesale business in Scotland as it was awarded the top honour: Champion of Champions. As this is the evening’s ultimate accolade, the award is given to the wholesaler who demonstrates a ‘gold standard’ and scores highest in any of the individual categories.
The Glasgow-based delivered wholesaler and cash and carry was also named as the winner of three other categories: Best Delivered Operation (Retail), Best Symbol Group (KeyStore), and Best Licensed Operation.
In addition, another Glasgow-based Unitas Wholesale member, Lomond: The Wholesale Food Co, was named joint winner of Best Delivered Operation (Foodservice).
Best Marketing Initiative was awarded to United Wholesale (Scotland) for its Summer of Sport initiative which was designed to drive a comprehensive wholesale and retail sales and marketing activation across all areas of its business.
The evening was also a huge success for a number of other Unitas Wholesale members who were named as runner-up and highly commended including Sutherland Bros, Fáilte Foods and Dunns Food and Drink. One of the Unitas Wholesale symbol groups Day-Today was also Highly Commended for Best Symbol Group.
“This is fantastic recognition for the ground-breaking work carried out by our members,” said Darren Goldney, Managing Director, Unitas Wholesale. “We all know that wholesale is experiencing a time of unprecedented change and it’s never been more important that our wholesale members demonstrate innovation and fresh thinking to support their retail and foodservice customers. It’s clear that JW Filshill, United Wholesale and Lomond are doing exactly that and we’re absolutely delighted they’ve been recognised for their incredible efforts.
“Unitas Wholesale prides itself on being ‘champion of independents’ and ‘champion of brands’ and now one of our members is champion of champions.”
The Scottish Wholesale Achievers awards, now in its 17th year, recognises professionalism and excellence across all sectors of the wholesale industry in Scotland.
Unitas Wholesale roll of honour
Champion of Champions – sponsored by JTI
Winner: JW Filshill
Best Cash & Carry – sponsored by AG Barr
Runner-up: United Wholesale (Scotland), Queenslie
Best Symbol Group – sponsored by Carabao
Winner: KeyStore, JW Filshill
Highly Commended: Day-Today, United Wholesale (Scotland)
Best Delivered Operation (Retail) – sponsored by Philip Morris
Winner: JW Filshill
Runner-up is: United Wholesale (Scotland)
Best Delivered Operation (Foodservice) – sponsored by Pritchitts
Joint winner: Lomond: The Wholesale Food Co
Highly Commended: Fáilte Foods
Great Place to Work – sponsored by Premier Foods
Runner-up: United Wholesale (Scotland)