FWD Gold Medals 2017 finalists revealed

After a long day’s judging earlier this month, the shortlists for the FWD’s Golds Medals – the ‘Oscars’ of wholesaling – can be revealed. These are listed below. Nominees and winners in further categories – including supplier service to wholesaler awards (voted for by FWD members) – will be revealed on the night.

Now in their 28th year, the FWD Golds Medals will be held at Old Billingsgate in London on the night of Thursday, November 30. Places may still be available – email Nikki at FWD (nikki@fwd-uk.com) to book you seat at wholesaling’s biggest night on the year.

The shortlists are as follows (all in alphabetical order, by wholesaler)

Gold Medal Young Wholesaler of the Year – Sponsored by JTI

David King, Bidfood

John Goulding, AG Parfett & Sons, Sheffield

Chris Roberts, Pricecheck

Gold Medal Cash & Carry Manager – Sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks

Eugene Mulroy, Batleys, Liverpool

Jim Campbell, Costco, Gateshead

Gurinder Gill, SK Food & Drinks, Birmingham

Gold Medal Delivered Depot Manager – Sponsored by HIM

Anton Jones, Batleys, Southampton

Chris Walkden, Bidfood, Basingstoke

John Tweed, John Mower & Co, Spitalbrook

Gold Medal Delivered Wholesale Driver – Sponsored by Bolt Learning

Alan Wood, Bidfood, Gateshead

Mark McDonald, Booker, Inverness

Lee Barton, Creed Foodservice, Cheltenham

Gold Medal Telesales Executive – Sponsored by Premier Foods

Janis Lackey, Bidfood, Battersea

Adelaide MacConnell, Henderson Foodservice, Newtownabbey

Lucy Zanetti, AG Parfett & Sons, Stockport

Gold Medal Depot Team – Sponsored by AG Barr

Batleys, Glasgow

Bidfood, Bicester

Imperial Cash & Carry, Edmonton

Gold Medal Depot Team Member – Sponsored by Cott Beverages

Joan Mannering, Booker, Liverpool

Kamil Blazejewicz, Booker, Slough

Dawn Lyczak, Wm Yule & Son

Gold Medal Customer Support – Sponsored by Ferrero UK

Helen Nattrass, Caterite, Cumbria

Ben Logan, Creed Foodservice, Cheltenham

Jeff Smith, Hunt’s Foodservice, Sherborne

Gold Medal Digital Innovation – Sponsored by Imperial Tobacco

JJ Food Service

RD Johns Foodservice

Palmer & Harvey

Gold Medal Wholesaler Service to Retail – Sponsored by Boost Drinks

Bestway Wholesale

Landmark Wholesale

Savage & Whitten

Gold Medal Wholesale Service to Caterers – Sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions


Birchall Foodservice


Green Wholesaler of the Year – Sponsored by KP Snacks



Palmer & Harvey

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