Eddie Lynagh, area manager for wholesaler Booker, has been appointed president of the Scottish Wholesale Association.
Lynagh, who was previously SWA president from 2002 to 2004, succeeded outgoing president Asim Sarwar at the trade body’s annual conference.
Highlighting the association’s recent appointment of Caledonia Public Affairs, Lynagh (pictured left) said the association plans to be “much more proactive” going forward.
“Having been involved with the association and wholesale sector for many years, I am very aware of the challenges that we face as an industry and am keen to start making a difference,” said Lynagh.
Issues currently at the top of the SWA’s agenda include working with its members to assist them in implementing the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS), which comes into force in October of this year, as well as supporting Packaging Recycling Group Scotland in its rejection of a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) currently under consideration by the Scottish Government.