Discounted virtual GSCOP training for NFU members

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Do you supply direct to a retailer? Are you aware of the Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) and how it can help safeguard your business from unfair trading practices during negotiations?

NFU members can make massive savings by signing up for the latest round of GSCOP training. Register today for a one-day virtual course, available to NFU Members at the discounted rate of £130+VAT (non-members £150+VAT). 

A good understanding of GSCOP is essential for any commercial negotiations with retailers. Training is a must for any business directly supplying retailers.The training is very interactive and focuses not just on understanding the code of practice, but also how suppliers can stand up for themselves while maintaining a strong working relationships with grocery retailers.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, courses are being held online.

Exclusive offer

A virtual training day, exclusive to NFU members, is now available on the 21 October for just £110 + VAT. The virtual full course will run from 09:00 to 16:30 with a two and a half hour break, and will explain the GSCOP code and the role of the adjudicator. 

Email Zm9vZGNoYWluZm9jdXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw== to book your space now!

If you cannot make the internal training day, external training is also available. 

Standard prices:£130+VAT (non-members £150+VAT)

  • Thursday 8th October
  • Thursday 26th November

A refresher course is also being offered on Monday 12th October from 09:00-12:30, costing NFU Members £110+VAT and non-members £125+VAT).

If you are interested please email the food chain team on Zm9vZGNoYWluZm9jdXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==

GSCOP training testimonials:

From a direct supplier to a major retailer:

“The training gave me ways to continue building my relationship with my customer, without feeling I will damage it by raising Code related issues. I now use terms like; 'you know I can't give you a retrospective lump payment but what I can do is...' 

"This immediately pushes back on the buyers request, subtly letting my buyer know I know my rights and they are pushing the boundaries of the Code."

From a direct supplier to a major retailer:

“I saved over £100k for my business by making a simple call during my GSCOP training”.

From a senior manager, food manufacturer:

“If I’d attended this course a month ago, I’d have saved my company £50k”. 

This course is ideal for; CEO's/COO's, National Account Managers, Commercial Directors, Commercial Managers, Finance teams and admin staff.

Course objectives

  • To understand what the GSCOP is, why it was set up, and its key elements
  • To know how the GSCOP affects you and your job role 
  • To instil confidence on how to use the GSCOP/the GCA, including in trade negotiation situations.
  • To understand how trade associations can help, with Code clarifications or reporting breaches confidentially to the GCA or Code Compliance Officer
  • To have the knowledge to better safeguard your business from unfair dealing

Course content:

  • 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

If you are interested please email the food chain team on Zm9vZGNoYWluZm9jdXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==. 

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