Following a £1.3 million investment and an ongoing process of improvements, Boughey Distribution has achieved the prestigious A+ rating at its most recent audit by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for Global Standard for Storage.

Introduced in 2006, developed by multi stakeholder groups, the BRC Global Standard is designed to reflect best practice and facilitate a process of continuous improvement through a well-designed risk-based product safety management system.

Since 2015 Boughey has introduced an in-house BRC programme of continuous improvement and has developed policies and procedures to ensure product integrity is maintained throughout the storage and distribution process. It has also made a major investment in its warehouses to include fast action closing doors, extra cladding, netting in the roof rafters and extension to the canopies. Regular internal audits mean any issues can be identified and resolved quickly.

Sarah Hall, Quality Management Audit Supervisor at Boughey, explains:

“Receiving our A+ rating now is recognition of everyone’s hard work and our constant year-on-year improvements. It means that our customers can have total confidence that all goods being processed by us have maximum protection. It’s been a real journey for all of us. The work doesn’t stop here however, as through continuous improvement we aim to achieve AA+ rating next year, which is the highest possible standard.”


Martyn Nicholls, Commercial Director

Tel: 01829 262231