Our client, Povey’s Oatcakes, achieved a grade A* in their unannounced BRC audit this year. Despite being a micro business, BRC accreditation was demanded by amongst others, Waitrose and Aldi as an entry to business.
Alex, owner of Povey’s Oatcakes based in Staffordshire., found us through Google and Brian became part of their food safety team assisting them through the steps of the BRC Food Standard. A major retailer demanded BRC Accreditation as an entry to business. Alex being an entrepreneur, took this as an opportunity to expand his business. Our work with Alex and his team began by carrying out a Gap Analysis and what they needed to do to achieve the standard. From then, our involvement was to mentor and manage the initial systems. We started on 1st July 2017 and Povey’s achieved and passed in November 2017! Alex embraced ‘quality’ culture to pass so quickly. Brian then went on to mentor the full team resulting in a pass in their 2nd but unannounced audit 10 months later!!
We now are retained by them to help make sure systems are maintained, internal audits are conducted and paperwork amended when new legislation’s come into effect.