Support for businesses aiming to achieve certification to BRCGS standards

Supplier Development Opportunity:


Scotland Food & Drink is once again offering funded support to Scottish businesses to achieve internationally recognised Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) certification.

This is a practical programme that will provide both one to one on-site and remote technical support, working directly with your business’s nominated mentor, to make sure that your business can successfully transition to either full BRCGS certification or BRCGS START!

An important element in gaining enhanced market opportunities within foodservice, retail and international markets is accreditation to an independent 3rd party scheme.

  • Achieving higher accreditation can unlock access to markets both in terms of the public sector, foodservice and retail.
  • Absence of 3rd party accreditation can be a barrier for entry to markets.
  • Achieving a recognised independent third-party accreditation can improve overall business efficiency, and
  • Increase resilience if individual businesses and broader sectors are faced with reputational challenges.

Application Process

The purpose of the following questionnaire is to help select which businesses are best placed to benefit from this opportunity.

The information disclosed in the form will be used in the selection of businesses.

There is no restriction, all businesses can apply, however Scotland Food & Drink members will pay a reduced rate.

To be considered for participation we would ask you to give details that relate to the part of the business you feel need to achieve BRCGS accreditation, rather than the whole of the group if the organisation forms part of a group.

Apply now

Please complete the below questionnaire, together with any supporting documents

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