Blog Category: Women in Wholesale

Minister for Women, Anne Milton, will be speaking at the FWD reception

Fancy joining UK’s top wholesale talent to celebrate achievement AND meet the Minister for Women over a glass of bubbles at the Houses of Parliament? Well keep on reading…  Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) CEO, James Bielby, has kindly invited all WiW delegates to a free parliamentary reception on November 1 to celebrate this year’s FWD Skills

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JJ Food Service is promoting warehouse jobs to women to increase its talent pool

Flexible working agency Timewise has partnered with the Federation of Wholesale Distributors to run an exclusive pilot into defining what flexible working looks like in wholesale. They need one more wholesale volunteer for the research – it would involve an interview or two and a branch visit. Say yes and your business will help to

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A WiW Guest Blog by Janet Standing The idea that ‘people buy people’ is fundamental to the success of any kind of business, be it in a B2B or a B2C context. Wholesalers support small- to medium-sized retailers, on-trade customers and foodservice vendors who are the anchors of their community. And they continue to support

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Great turnout for the UK Chapter LEAD meeting!

It was another excellent LEAD (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) meeting last Tuesday. Thanks to Marsh for their excellent hospitality not least the amazing view of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and surrounding buildings. Here’s a summary of the day!  Helen Cooke’s presentation on disability and diversity together with her personal journey was inspirational some interesting

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Power-networker Jill Livesey (pictured left), Managing Director of HIM, will reveal her Seven Essential Habits of Effective Networking at the Women in Wholesale conference taking place on October 19th at the British Library.  Jill joined the research consultancy six years ago when she networked her way to becoming a well-known and respected part of the wholesale community, driving

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Blakemore Group HR Director Ian Diment will reveal the wholesaler’s new Equality and Diversity strategy at the Women in Wholesale conference on October 19th. The event has been organised to support the development and progression of women in the sector. Last year, Blakemore launched a ‘Women in Business’ survey to identify the perceptions of females

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Marketing Director of Costco, Sue Knowles, has received the Costco Award for being an ‘Inspiring Woman’ at the wholesaler’s annual conference in Seattle last month.  The Award (pictured below) was given to Sue for the work she has put in to developing the wholesaler’s internal networking initiative ‘Costco Journeys’ and for her involvement in chairing

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Premier Foods has announced that Pamela Maclean, Alison Carmody and Vicky Mogford from foodservice distributor Bidfood, have been crowned the winning team of the McDougalls Wholesaler Baking Team of the Year competition. The final took place on 27th June at the Premier Foods head office in St. Albans, where teams went head to head in

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Tickets are now on sale for the Women in Wholesale (WiW) conference, which will take place on October 19th at the British Library in London. Confirmed speakers include Elisabeth Kelan a Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management (pictured above); Nikki King, former MD and honorary chairperson of Isuzu Truck UK and Emma Stewart,

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