All posts by Elit Rowland

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Emma and Clare WiW confidence coaching

Organisers of Women in wholesale (WiW) have invested in offering ‘confidence coaching’ to individuals and businesses working in U.K. foodservice and grocery wholesale.  The WiW-funded sessions are designed to give individuals the skills they need to boost their careers and prospects.   Qualified Confidence Coach and WiW Chair, Clare Bocking, has completed sessions with individuals from Country Range

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Satabdi Dash (pictured centre) at the FWD Skills & Development Awards

Meet Satabdi Dash (a.k.a Dash) – the first woman at JJ Foodservice to get all warehousing vehicle licences. She says having managers that invest in you and recognise your strengths will help your career to thrive.   How long have you worked in your current job? I have just completed two years with JJ Foodservice. I started with the

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Women in Wholesale (WiW) is sharing its tools, resources and knowledge to support sister organisations like Meat Business Women to help attract more females into male-heavy industries. WiW founder, Elit Rowland, said, “It’s important to have diversity up and down the supply chain – and that means supporting organisations that supply to, and buy from, wholesalers,

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National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has announced that more than half of applications for its recent branch manager vacancies were from females – a first for the business. Chief Operating Officer for JJ Foodservice, Mushtaque Ahmed, said:  “Traditionally, it has always been men that have applied for these roles. But our investment in training and initiatives

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Jemma Healy, Commercial Activation Controller (Wholesale) at Lucozade Ribena Suntory reveals how her strategic thinking helped to get the business closer to customers during a time of critical change  How long have you worked in your current job? Eighteen months What are your day to day responsibilities? I work on our wholesale business strategy and ensure we

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Carlsberg’s Helen Rimmer has 17 years of experience in wholesale – she says that asking for feedback from trusted colleagues can progress your career to the next level  How long have you worked in your current job? I’ve been in this role eight months, but with Carlsberg for four years and I transitioned into this role as

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FOODit VIP feature

Restaurant website builder FOODit, a JJ Foodservice company, has launched a ‘VIP feature’ which will help takeaways to know (and reward) their most loyal* customers. Head of Operations at FOODit, Richard Bradshaw said, “If it’s a customers’ ‘first time’ ordering from your takeaway, you might want to add a free side dish to their takeaway

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National wholesaler JJ Food Service has announced the winners of its Independent Takeaway Awards 2019 for customers that have online ordering websites with FOODit. The UK-wide awards cover 10 categories including the ‘Best Vegan’ as well as the ‘Most Popular’, ‘Best Unique Dish’ and a newly introduced ‘People’s Choice Award’ judged entirely by customers votes

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