Leading Dundee based, Scottish wholesaler, CJ Lang and Son Ltd, is sponsoring the Local Supplier of the Year award category at the 2024 annual Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) awards called Achievers Awards 2024.
Entries are now open for the long-established industry programme, created by the Scottish Wholesale Association, rewarding outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.
Returning to the O2 Academy Edinburgh, this landmark event is now in its 21st year and highlights best practice and innovation within the industry as well as recognising the dedicated people who keep its wheels moving.
Colin McLean, CEO of CJ Lang & Son Ltd, said: “Sponsoring the Local Supplier of the Year 2024 award category is very important to us. As a business, we are passionate about local with over 50% of products on the shelves of SPAR stores in Scotland originating from within the country.
“We are looking to help shine a light on local suppliers to the Scottish wholesale channel and give them a platform to help showcase their product range to potentially a whole new audience.
“Achievers Awards celebrates innovation and resilience within our industry, and as a family-owned, truly Scottish business we know we play an important part in the Scottish economy through our distribution centre in Dundee and our network of stores the length and breadth of the country.
We’re looking forward to reviewing the entries within this category and to sampling some great local produce.”
Colin Smith, Chief Executive of the Scottish Wholesale Association, said: “We are delighted that CJ Lang & Son is sponsoring the Local Supplier of the Year 2024 award. In addition to CJ Lang’s own commitment to Scottish sourcing, it has helped shape our Delivering Growth Through Wholesale programme, which encourages engagement between Scottish producers and wholesalers, and gives producers greater understanding of the Scottish wholesale channel. As such, CJ Lang is very well equipped to judge the Local Supplier of the Year award.”
The SWA Achievers Awards takes place at the O2 Academy in Edinburgh on 22nd February 2024.