Award-winning Scottish food producer Aldomak has achieved an A-grade certificate from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), opening its ethical confectionery offering to even wider global markets.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017
The certificate sanctions that Glasgow-based Aldomak has met the stringent and specific requirements detailed by the BRC for its standards of food safety management system. The achievement recognises Aldomak's increasing commitment to best practices and food safety standards for its customers.
BRC is the latest milestone for the fast-growing family business, which has been transformed under the leadership of Dario Riccomini, who said: "This latest certification is a great tribute to a great team, who have pulled together to make Aldomak the best in its sector."
A-Grade BRC accreditation will allow the 20-strong company the opportunity to tender for contracts all across the UK and beyond, and is expected to significantly increase turnover, building on its 21% growth this year.
Aldomak was formed 1932, and been in the Riccomini family since the Seventies. Mr Riccomini, a former systems and IT specialist, took over the management of the company in 2001.
The Company supplies major names with fudge, tablet and macaroons and provides a number of supermarkets with a range of confectionery and oat-based products. Aldomak are noted for Aldi’s Specially Selected range, and have past relations with Asda.
As a result of detailed investment and restructuring plans by Mr Riccomini, the traditional Scottish firm been going from strength to strength. It has also placed emphasis on social responsibility, focusing on the welfare of employees, the ethics of the supply chain and the company's carbon footprint.
The British Retail Consortium campaigns for the retail industry and is the authoritative voice of retail, recognised for its powerful campaigning and influence within government and as a provider of in-depth retail information. The BRC food safety standard began in the UK in the late 1990’s and is now recognised as a global standard. There are more than 17,000 BRC certified sites worldwide and a large network of BRC certification bodies in 90 countries.
The BRC standard has been accepted by major multinational retailers including Tesco, Carrefour, ICA, Metro, Migros, Ahold, Walmart and Delhaize.