Trade Associations

BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification programme, used by over 23,000 certificated suppliers in 123 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited certification bodies.

The BRC Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.

Sterling Supergroup Ltd

Strength Through Co-operation

Founded in 1966, the Sterling Supergroup is a true member's buying co-operative, with 38 wholesalers and an annual turnover in excess of £350 million. The membership consists of family owned wholesale companies located throughout the United Kingdom, supplying over 40,000 retail and catering outlets.

Product ranges supplied include ambient, frozen, fresh and chilled foods, confectionery, crisps and snacks, soft drinks, and non-foods.

The wholesalers within Sterling support a national promotion programme arranged by the Head Office but retain their individual identity.

Our membership of the group gives us access to the 'Sterling Caterers Essentials' own label range of top quality sensibly priced products.