British Retail Consortium gives JCS Fish the top AA rating
TOP RATING: Managing director of JCS Fish, Louise Coulbeck, left, celebrates the BRC AA Grade achievement with Luke Gallagher, factory manager, and Ann Rogers, quality manager.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 1 Sep 2017
Grimsby salmon specialist, JCS Fish, has achieved certification to the British Retail Consortium AA Grade standard – doubling up on its achievement last year of A Grade status.
BRC Global Standards is a prestigious independently audited safety and quality certification programme which major supermarkets require from suppliers.
It is an international standard which is now used by 22,000 certificated food suppliers in 123 countries.
Director Louise Coulbeck said: "We are all delighted to have passed the even more rigorous AA standard this year, which is testament to the continued dedication of our hard-working team in Grimsby.
"As our business grows, BRC AA Grade is vital for underlining our reliability to potential customers and demonstrates that JCS Fish is achieving the very highest standards of safety, quality and legal compliance."
The Murray Street firm is behind the BigFish Brand, and having launched in 2000, is now a £6 million turnover operation employing 40 people, headed by Mrs Coulbeck and husband Andrew. Son Jack recently joined, having completed an 'apprenticeship' in the industry with Britain's biggest seafood company, Young's Seafood.
Last month JCS was given a Great Taste Award for its BigFish Brand Sea Trout Fillets.