The Scottish Wholesale Association has launched an awards scheme to raise standards and recognise achievement among its members. SWA council member Graham Benson said: "Scottish Wholesale Achievers rewards excellence in all sectors of the trade and encourages employees at all levels to work together." Best' award categories include cash and carry depot, delivered wholesaler, training programme, and marketing initiative. Sponsoring suppliers will play a key part in the judging process, visiting each nominated depot at least three times. An independent panel will make the final decision. Winners will be presented with cash prizes to be spent on depot staff at a ceremony in Edinburgh in February 2003. {{NEWS }}