Scottish wholesalers launch training and mentoring

The Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) is aiming to improve skills and nurture emerging talent within the wholesale industry with the launch of a mentoring and training organisation.

The Scottish Wholesale Association Mentoring and Training Trust will provide personal and career development opportunities for Scottish wholesale employees, plus mentoring for people recognised as ‘emerging talent’.

SWA president George Benson said: “Investing in our people builds trust and helps achieve better results, and we need the right people with the right attitude and the right skills to create a truly world-class industry in order to remain ahead of the game.”

The mentoring programme is structured around the needs of the business and employees, endorsed by their manager, must apply to be considered for the programme and will be carefully matched to mentors. Following a year’s mentoring, candidates will be expected to work towards a professional qualification via the training programme.

Any senior industry executive interested in becoming a mentor should contact George Benson via the SWA’s executive director, Kate Salmon, on 0131 556 8753 or


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