Lynagh back in SWA office

• Lynagh is area manager at Booker.
• Lynagh is area manager at Booker.

THE Scottish Wholesale Association (SWA) has appointed Eddie Lynagh, area manager for Booker, as its senior vice-president.
The appointment will see Lynagh take over the role of president of the association when Asim Sarwar steps down from the role next June.
Lynagh, who previously held the role of SWA president from 2002 to 2004, will then become the second individual to hold the office of SWA president for a second term.
Based at Booker’s Shawfield depot in Glasgow, Lynagh assumed responsibility for co-ordinating Booker’s customer requirements ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
During this time, Lynagh is said to have liaised with the SWA, feeding back information for the benefit of other members and their customers across Scotland.
SWA president Asim Sarwar said the role of senior vice-president was an “important appointment” and that he was “absolutely delighted that Eddie has agreed to accept it”.
“His experience and enthusiasm will bring fresh ideas and impetus to the association and I look forward to working with him in the coming months,” said Sarwar.
Lynagh said he is “delighted to have the opportunity to be part of the SWA again and give the issues that directly affect the Scottish wholesale industry a strong and decisive voice”.
“Having been involved with the association for many years, I am very aware of the challenges that we face as an industry and am keen to start making a difference,” he said.
“With the recent changes in the political landscape, this is a great time to start building new relationships to influence key decision-makers.”