Wholesaler investment pays off

Suffolk-based foodservice wholesaler Thomas Ridley has achieved the BRCS globally-recognised certification for storage and distribution for the first time

This accreditation follows a prolonged period of investment across Thomas Ridley’s 100K square foot storage and distribution site, which includes 20K square foot of frozen warehouse space. This has resulted in a number of improvements to its operations, including energy consumption and recycling.

BRCS is a most rigorous third-party certification, designed to build confidence in the supply chain and assure customers that all products are safe, legal and of high quality.

Mark Murphy, Executive Logistics Manager at Thomas Ridley, said: “We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide our customers and certifications like this really help to show that we’re doing everything right, and as our customers would expect.

“We work with a high proportion of schools, hospitals and care homes, as well as hospitality and leisure customers, so being BRC certified will help to provide that extra peace of mind that we’re working to the highest, global standards for food storage and distribution. It’s a great feeling to know that we officially have this certificate now, that the team’s hard work has paid off. I’m confident that this will open up new opportunities for us going forward, with regards to securing new, larger contracts, which require this certification as standard.

“It is no small feat to ensure compliance with every aspect of sections 1 to 10, and this accomplishment reflects our commitment to maintaining the highest quality standards throughout our operations.”

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