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Walkers Awarded Highest AA British Retail Consortium Accreditation for Leeds Storage Site

Walkers Transport has been awarded the highest certification by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Storage & Distribution.


Now officially an AA accredited facility, The BRC standards prescribe quality, safety and operational criteria to ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. It ensures the safe storage of packaging materials, ambient food products, and consumer goods including building products to customers mainly in the food packaging, food wholesalers, supermarkets, machinery parts and building industries.


Chris Burley, General Manager of the Walkers Transport storage site commented, “We are delighted to have been officially recognised by the BRC, achieving the highest available certification in new BRC Global Standards for Storage & Distribution. In the past six months, our 48500sq ft storage site in Birstall has had zero errors on damages, picking errors and scanning errors. Every member of our team is passionate about continually improving our systems and processes – and the certification is testament to that.


Tim Bentley, Group SHEQ Manager added, “The two-day intensive external audit and resulting AA standard rating demonstrated the great pride our team have across every element of the running of our storage facility. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations and now our existing and new customers will benefit from ongoing confidence in Walkers ability to maintain the integrity of the supply chain for the products we handle.”


The BRC is an international Food Safety Management Systems standard and is one of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognised certification schemes. It contains requirements for food processors to follow to build an effective food safety management system and the audit covers elements such as; senior management commitment and continuous improvement, hazard and risk analysis, quality management system, site and building standards, vehicle operating standards, facility management, good operating practices and personnel.


For more information on Walkers Storage Solutions visit or email General Manger, Chris Burley on