Whitakers Chocolates retains highest quality and safety rating
UK confectionery business Whitakers Chocolates has retained its key AA+ grade accreditation in the 2019 British Retail Consortium (BRC) audit.
As the Yorkshire-based company explained, the top level accolade can only be achieved by receiving an unannounced audit on its production facilities.
The BRC certification is considered to be the most important industry standard in the quality, safety and legality in manufacturing, and is a leading global brand recognised by thousands of customers in over 100 countries around the globe.
A spokesperson for the company saisd: “This once again allows all of Whitakers Chocolates’ customers to have great confidence in the quality of our wide range of products and assurance in the strict processes and procedures by which we manufacture. Another big congratulations to our quality team; Jemma Backhouse and Estelle Willis.”
Whitakers Chocolates began in 1889 from a grocer’s shop in Cross Hills, Yorkshire, by John and Rebecca Whitaker with the help of their children Reg & Ida. During the 1960’s & 70’s it began selling chocolate to pubs, hotels, restaurants and shops and later began exporting to over 25 countries.
Today, the business is regarded as the largest manufacturer of personalised chocolates in the UK. It employs 110 full time and 40 seasonal people from its base in Skipton and produces more than 10 million chocolates a week. It is run by William (pictured right in the photo), the fourth generation of Whitakers, and supplies confectionery across the world, supplying chocolate Neapolitans, creams, crisps, bars, truffles and wafers.