Northern Paper Board has been awarded top-rated ‘A’ grade certification for packaging and packaging materials through the British Retail Consortium’s Global Standards programme.
Companies who complete the high profile safety and quality certification programme are recognised by leading retailers worldwide for their capability to deliver effective supply chain management, legal compliance and value for money.
Northern Paper Board, based in Skipton, North Yorkshire, now the UK’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of solid board boxes for the food processing industry, primarily the meat, poultry, fish and horticultural sectors, joins an elite group of some 17,000 British Retail Consortium (BRC) certificated suppliers in over 100 countries.
The year-long BRC certification process was driven by managing director John Curran and production team leader Lisa O’Sullivan, working alongside independent external organisation, Scope Business Systems Management Services, of Burscough, Lancs.
The in-depth independent audit described Northern Paper Board as a ‘world class operation’ fully committed to the implementation of the BRC global standard.
Mr Curran said: “This market-leading global brand helps build confidence in the food safety industry. To gain such recognition is a major boost to the company and adds a powerful new string to our bow as we seek not only to strengthen our national footprint, but also in opening up new opportunities for expansion overseas.
“In addition, it further reinforces our product safety and quality management policy and at the same time helps provide protection to the consumer.”
Northern Paper Board, which last year achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, an international standard recognised worldwide as a benchmark for quality, is on the verge of completing a £2.4m investment programme at its six-acre site in Engine Shed Lane.