Global food and drink training 21 September 2015 Press Release

Campden BRI expands its global food and drink training at Campden BRI

Food and drink research company Campden BRI is delighted to announce that it will be making its specialist training courses available to a wider international audience via a new relationship with SGS – a leading global provider of food auditing, certification, technical services and training. Currently, Campden BRI trains over 5,000 people each year, mostly in the UK and EU, but via the collaboration with SGS it will deliver selected Campden BRI training programmes across its network of 100 countries. The collaboration will also allow development of new courses designed for specific markets or clients, using the combined expertise of Campden BRI and SGS.

The move comes in light of Campden BRI's recent consultation with its industrial members on the scientific and technical needs of the food and drink industry. Among the many needs identified, significant concern was raised about the emerging ‘skills shortage’ in the industry.

Campden BRI offers training across a wide range of areas including raw materials, food technology, bakery and cereals science, microbiology, brewing and malting, quality and safety management, wines and spirits, legislation and consumer and sensory science. It also manages a series of 'academies' – providing structured training and ongoing professional development - for a number of major food and drinks companies and their suppliers.

Bertrand Emond, Head of Membership and Training, Campden BRI, said: "We are delighted to be working with SGS. We are very excited about the opportunity to bring our technical and scientific knowledge together with SGS’s unique and thorough understanding of each market to develop new courses."

Naghmeh Raiyat, Global Business Manager - Food at SGS said: "SGS' food and training expertise,local knowledge and a truly global network, combined with Campden BRI’s established reputation as a strong provider of food technical training solutions, offers both companies a unique opportunity to support the food industry worldwide. A new set of services will be introduced featuring a wide range of high quality interactive training covering technical and topical areas, delivered where needed, and in the language required."

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

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