The British Retail Consortium (BRC) regularly inspects KQF’s operations to verify that we’re maintaining our standards. This year, after a recent visit, the BRC announced that we would again be awarded its highest ‘AA’ rating.
We first sought BRC accreditation in 2013 and initially obtained an impressive grade A rating. This improved to AA in 2017 and we’re pleased to have maintained it for 2019.
What this means for customers is that KQF has met the highest possible standards under the UK’s most stringent and widely recognised accreditation system. This represents a significant achievement, as KQF managing director, Faruk Vali acknowledges:
“A double-A rating is a real endorsement of all our efforts and investment,” he said. “The team has worked really hard to uphold our very high standards and I’m proud of everything we’ve achieved together. It’s also an important gauge for customers; we’re in a competitive, quality-focused business, so this gives retailers and other buyers the confidence that we’re maintaining exceptional quality, year on year.
“The retail sector will always be extremely important to us, so this rating, together with our HMC halal credentials, puts us in a very strong position to expand the business in 2020 and beyond.”