Lincoln & York Gets Brand-New AA Rating In BRC Audit

Leading private label coffee roaster Lincoln & York has been awarded the British Retail Consortium newly introduced superior rating – Grade AA

Lincoln & YorkThe BRC is an internationally recognised safety and quality certification programme. Lincoln & York has been Grade A accredited for over 12 years. This year’s audit followed several changes to BRC’s inspection criteria including the introduction of the ‘AA Grade’, which is now awarded to superior facilities.

Jeff Kidd, Factory Manager at Lincoln & York, told PV: “We’re delighted to have been awarded the Grade AA accreditation by the BRC, following a rigorous two-day audit. With the criteria changes involved in Version 7, the Lincoln & York team had to work hard to ensure all areas of the business exceeded the BRC’s already high expectations. We were very proud to receive such positive feedback.”

Bluffers Guide To Lincoln & York

Lincoln & York Ltd is a private label coffee sourcing, roasting and packing specialist operating from a state-of-the-art roastery in North Lincolnshire, UK.

The company is the discreet manufacturer behind hundreds of coffee blends across the UK and Europe, supplying a large and diverse customer base with coffee, which is sourced, roasted and packaged to meet their individual commercial requirements and customers’ tastes.

The company is recognised as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK – it was named a ‘2015 Outstanding Company’ by leading industry analysts, Plimsoll and one of the 2016 ‘1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange and within The Grocer Fast 50 supplement in November 2015.

The company will be exhibiting at the Lunch Show, 21st-22nd September 2016.

In 2014 Lincoln & York installed the UK’s largest coffee roaster and opened its on-site contingency roastery. The roastery was recently featured on BBC1 during the latest episode of Eat Well For Less? with Gregg Wallace. To learn more about the Lunch Show, please click here and follow the links.

 

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