Wholesalers and suppliers have shown their commitment to developing the female members of their teams by snapping up every place at Women in Wholesale’s forthcoming Speed Mentoring event.
Delegates at the sold-out April 29 event will enjoy fast-paced sessions on presentation skills, wellbeing, leadership techniques, career paths and how to develop your internal profile.
Mentors include Mushtaque Ahmed, COO of JJ Foodservice; Aoife Kenny, Head of Foodservice at Blakemore; Simon Hannah, CEO of JW Filshill; Louise Hoste (pictured), Managing Director of SPAR UK; Clare Bocking, CCO at DCS; Tabitha Hunter-Smale, Business Development Manager for Sugro; and Blonnie Walsh, Head of Insight at Lumina Intelligence.
Guest mentor, Julie Waddell, founder of hummus brand Moorish, will share top tips on How to Grow an Idea.
James Bielby, Chief Executive of Women in Wholesale’s partner FWD, said: “It’s great to see how enthusiastically wholesalers and suppliers are investing in the development of their female colleagues, encouraging them to take advantage of the mentors’ willingness to share their experience, and giving their sponsorship and endorsement to the Women in Wholesale programme as it develops in partnership with FWD.”
Among the brands backing the initiative are Coca-Cola, Boost, Budweiser, Suntory, JTI, Unilever, Barr Soft Drinks, Pladis, B2B Store and NatWest.
Wholesalers JJ Foodservice, Costco, Sugro, Unitas, Spar and Bestway have also pledged their support along with insight provers TWC and Lumina Intelligence.
Coral Rose, Chairperson of FWD said, “The quality of mentors and popularity of the event is a great testament to the wholesale sector’s enthusiasm to develop the best teams.”