GSCOP and the GCA – Full course

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Online 2nd July

Online 29th September

Windsor 6th October

Birmingham 8th October

Doncaster 15th October

Online 26th November

GSCOP and the GCA – Full course


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Course Description

This full-day course tells you everything you need to know about the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), including how to use them to reduce risks and costs and build fairer trade relationships.

Timings: Online course 0900 start, 1630 close. Face-to-face courses are available for booking, with delegates having the option to transfer to an online course (at the online rate) in the event of cancellation (timings face-to-face courses are 0900 for 0930 start, 1700 close).

Full joining instructions will be sent prior to the course.
This course can be run in-house if required.

What will you learn?

  • The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and why it was introduced
  • What GSCOP does and does not cover
  • Its implications for day-to-day trading relationships
  • The role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA)
  • The options available and how to safeguard against unfair trading practices
  • How the British Brands Group helps tip the balance back in suppliers’ favour

No pre-reading is required.
At the end of the course you will receive all the key documents and guidance relating to the GSCOP and GCA to take away.

Who should attend?
Commercial and sales directors, key account managers, regulatory and support staff involved in trading with supermarkets.
The course is available to all direct suppliers, whether of branded, private label or fresh products, irrespective of size.

Who does the training?
The training is led by a business professional practising in sales force training, coaching and mentoring, with a background in a range of sales functions at a senior level within a leading FMCG company.

What people have said
‘If I’d attended this course a month ago, I’d have saved my company £50,000.’
Senior Manager, food manufacturer

‘A really worthwhile day. You’ll leave understanding more about GSCOP than your buyers do!’
Head of Sales, beauty care company

‘Essential knowledge for all account managers so that all parties play the game fairly.’
National Account Manager, food company

‘I hadn’t fully appreciated the implications of these new rules. There is the potential here for a significant shift in our dealings with supermarkets.’
Business manager, toiletries company

What is the cost?
Online course £150.00 + VAT per delegate during the Covid crisis.

Face-to-face course £500.00 + VAT per delegate, including lunch, refreshments and materials.

A special rate is available for members. The cost of the course may be offset against the membership fee, should your company be eligible and wish to join the British Brands Group.
Payment must be received in advance of the course.

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Online 2nd July, Online 29th September, Windsor 6th October, Birmingham 8th October, Doncaster 15th October, Online 26th November

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