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United Wholesale Grocers

Glasgow-based United Wholesale Grocers has demonstrated its commitment to its retailers as well as the communities they serve with a raft of activities over the last few difficult months.


Based in Springburn in Glasgow, United Wholesale Grocers (UWG) is very much a community-driven wholesale business – so it’s hardly surprising that UWG has been involved in a plethora of fantastic charity and community initiatives over the last few months as it worked hard to support its customers and the communities they serve.

Here are a few examples of some outstanding initiatives…

Clutha Trust

UWG linked up with Alan Crossan and the team from the Clutha Trust who are committed to taking care of the most vulnerable people in and around the city of Glasgow.

The Clutha Trust provides ‘Crisis Packs’ for a wide range of community and charity organisations such as Lights on G1, Gorbals Housing, Spirit Aid, Refuweegee, Barrowfield Community And The Swamp. UWG donated some 4,000 bottles of water for the Crisis Packs, a generous and very welcome gesture that helped vulnerable people right across the city.

NHS Staff Support

Polmadie branch General Manager Kaleem and his team were delighted to get on board with the NHS Initiative to support their ‘Rest & Recreational Hubs’ at three of Glasgow’s hospitals: Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The R&R Hubs are open 24 hours per day and have been created for frontline staff to have a dedicated area to breakout, chill and relax, away from all the hustle and bustle of their shift. Kaleem and the team delivered 3,000 cans of soft drinks and 4,000 bags of crisps between the three hospitals.

Amaan Ramzan, MD at UWG, commented: “The current climate is extremely challenging as we all know, and it’s great to see so many people caring, sharing, giving and supporting everyone in so many ways. As we know the real heroes in all of this are the frontline staff of the NHS, who are giving up time with their loved ones and giving so much to others in the fight against the current pandemic of Covid-19.“

RBS Partnership

UWG partnered with the Royal Bank of Scotland and donated 2,000 cans of soft drinks, 2,000 packets of crisps and 2,000 chocolate bars which were distributed between three fantastic organisations: Social Bite, Trussell Trust and Fair Share. These charities help some of the most vulnerable people in our country.

Organisations & charities supported
  • Lights on G1
  • Gorbals Housing
  • Spirit Aid
  • Barrowfield Community
  • Clutha Trust
  • The Swamp
  • NHS – Scotland & North East England
  • Refuweegee
  • Social Bite
  • Trussell Trust
  • Fair Share
  • Communities Together, North Lanarkshire