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Sainsbury´s Technical Management Academy

Sainsbury's and Campden BRI have joined forces to bring you the Technical Management Academy® (TMA), a leading edge technical development programme. It is designed to deliver Sainsbury´s and their suppliers joint vision of having the best technical management in the industry

"The Academy provides a stimulating professional development programme with the following objectives:

Bertrand Emond – Event Director


All workshops will be industry–focused, practical with up–to–date information, interactive and tutored by experts from Campden BRI and from industry.

The workshops are not training sessions as such on each topic. It is assumed that the participants are already familiar with the subject and theory. The sessions concentrate on reinforcing knowledge, challenging practices/beliefs and sharing experiences. Some pre–course work is included.

Target group and entry criteria:

The Academy is designed for individuals in Technical Management roles in manufacturing companies supplying Sainsbury's own brand products. TMA workshops are for the Sainsbury's aligned personnel only and on no account should personnel dedicated to other retailers' accounts attend the training.

Format and duration:

The programme consists of a number of separate workshops. These can be completed in any order.

Each workshop runs regularly with no more than 20 delegates, to ensure maximum interaction.

The programme also includes the TMA annual conference held at Campden BRI to discuss hot topics with invited guest speakers and to foster networking.

Topics covered include:

Annual Conference

Workshop A Sainsbury's Technical Requirements

Workshop A Sainsbury's Technical Requirements: General Merchandise

Workshop D Sainsbury's Allergen Management

Workshop E Packaging modules

Workshop F Sainsbury's Quality Management

Workshop G Food Safety

Workshop H Ethical Trade

Workshop J Agency labour and prevention of worker exploitation

Workshop L Hygienic Design of Factories


IDA SMART workshop The SMART Product Development Process

IDA QUALITY workshop Designing Quality into Product Development


The workshops are held in several locations - please check the relevant Workshop Information via the links above

Details can also be found on Sainsbury's 'Inspire' homepage

Further information

For further information or to check availability contact the TMA Administrator on
020 7695 8339 or e-mail: