Top Grades: Rick Bestwick celebrates the best standards in the industry
FSDF member Rick Bestwick, the UK’s leading temperature controlled food storage specialist, has received the highest possible achievements in storage and distribution standards.
The company’s Chesterfield facility has achieved AA+ status following an unannounced audit from BRC Global Standards.
Andrew Lawrence, site manager, at Rick Bestwick Chesterfield, said: “The BRC unannounced audit program is the toughest in the industry. It requires coldstores to be in exemplary condition year-round in preparation for an inspection that could happen at any time.
“We are delighted to have maintained our AA+ rating, with a result even better than last year, which is proof of the consistently progressive benchmarks we set ourselves.”
Just a day later Rick Bestwick Warrington received an announced audit and achieved AA status once again – the highest standard available in BRC’s announced audit scheme.
BRC Global Standards are designed to reflect best practice and facilitate a process of continuous improvement.
They ensure that product integrity during storage and distribution is maintained, and that customer confidence is upheld through rigorous audit and certification.
Hannah Ford, QHSE manager at Rick Bestwick Warrington, added: “The certification reflects the consistently high standards implemented by every member of the team. We are proud to have this recognised once again.”
Rick Bestwick, part of the Magnavale Group, provides a unique portfolio of services to the food industry including temperature controlled storage, blastfreezing, microwave tempering and export.
Colin Taylor, CEO of Magnavale, said: “The BRC Global Standards are the internationally-recognised benchmark for quality. Rick Bestwick has customers operating across the globe, so internationally recognised standards are essential.
“We are delighted to have received the highest possible standard in both inspections. It is an acknowledgment that we not only strive for the highest standards, we surpass them.”
For more information visit www.rickbestwick.com or call 01246 854999.