Wholesalers go talent spotting

Fiona Ritchie, Filshill

THE Scottish Wholesale Association is looking for ambitious employees in buying, sales and management departments to take part in its mentoring programme.

Designed to improve skills and nurture emerging talent in the Scottish wholesale industry, the programme matches individuals with a mentor from within or outside the industry.

Mentees have regular one-to-one sessions with mentors plus unlimited telephone contact. And the programme is structured to suit the employer’s business.

Fiona Ritchie, impulse buyer at JW Filshill, and winner of Scottish Wholesale Achievers Employee of the Year, is a current mentee.

“It’s still early days for me but already I’m beginning to see the benefits,” she said.