Valerie meets Jamie Daniels at Skills and Development Awards

On Wednesday 18 November 2015 I attended the inaugural Skills and Development Awards at the House of Commons, arranged by the Federation of Wholesale Distributors.

I was pleased to congratulate award winner Jamie Daniels, who works for Blakemore Fine Foods in my constituency. Over 50 members of the wholesale industry and award-winning employees celebrated the commitment wholesalers have to fostering and developing talent. I was impressed by the breadth of skills being recognised and the impact that the wholesale industry makes to skills development in the UK.

UK wholesale companies generate annual revenues of £30bn, employ 70,000 people and contribute £2.9bn of gross value added to the UK economy annually. Wholesale is crucial in supplying goods to the many small and family run businesses in Walsall South.

Further information on the Federation of Wholesale Distributors is available here.

Further information Blakemore Fine Foods is available here.