Accreditations & Awards
We strive for excellence everyday – and we’re delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to exceptional service
Arthur David, Food with Service is delighted to announce that it achieved an AA* grade for the washing, peeling, slicing, dicing and packing of fresh vegetables and fruit packed into vacuum pouches and HT bags ready to cook. The wholesale and trading of ambient and chilled fresh prepared fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, charcuterie and catering ingredients. BRC Global Standard (BRCGS) is a market-leading global brand that was founded to build confidence in the supply chain.
‘Arthur David achieved it’s first BRCGS unannounced Audit in 2022 with a AA*, anyone involved in the food industry will know this is proof of hard work by the whole company to guarantee safe, quality and authentic product to our customers. By achieving and obtaining a BRC AA* grade and our food safety culture plays a huge part in our business values and continuous improvement strategy, so customers have confidence in us’ said Hayley Gilchrist, Technical Manager of Arthur David.
As part of the certification process, the BRCGS conducted an unannounced audit in October 2022 of Arthur David, Food with Service site at Bishop Sutton, Bristol and our market site in Bristol.
We have won a string of prestigious awards, accolades and accreditations over the past 60 years. Proving that quality and excellence run through everything we do. Whether you’re thinking about working for us, supplying our business or becoming a customer, you can be confident Arthur David is the best choice for you.
We’re proud of our commitment to good business and people management excellence. Investors in People is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People Standard.
We take great pride in sourcing and selecting the finest produce that Britain has to offer. Buying British matters to us, not just because it supports UK farmers, growers and producers, but also because our customers expect it. The Red Tractor logo is only found on British food and drink products that have been certified to rigorous standards from farms to pack. The logo means that the food you buy has been responsibly sourced, safely produced and comes from crops and animals that have been well cared for – so it’s good for you and good for British farmers.
The Soil Association developed the world’s first organic standards in the 1960s. Their licensees must meet strict European laws about the production of organic food. They must also go further in key areas such as animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.
We are proud to be recognised for our exceptionally high standards
We have been fortunate enough to have won a number of accreditations over the years. From local industry awards to national recognition and food standards. No matter what the award we are always grateful and delighted to be recognised and share this with the team.
We are committed to continuous improvement and professional development
We strive to achieve better outcomes, a better customer experience and enable all of our people to reach their potential.
We continually invest in our people to ensure that they provide the best service
We want to do things that reward, invest in and foster a work-life balance for our employees because these things are the right thing to do. At Arthur David we offer career development opportunities that match our employees’ skills and desire to succeed. Annual performance and development appraisals provide the framework for personal goals and professional development. We help our employees to achieve their goals by offering training and development programmes.
We are always improving the way we deliver to our customers
As a dedicated West Country food delivery service, investing in our vehicles and logistics is paramount to maintaining the high level of service we offer our customers. Our modern fleet of dual refrigerated vehicles ensures that you receive the best quality products at a time that suits you. We use the latest state-of-the-art technology to plan routes. Our vans begin to leave our depots as early as 2am ensuring that we are at you door and delivering your fresh produce before your kitchen opens.
We support our suppliers to be the best that they can be
Our suppliers form an important part of our community and this is core to our business and values. We enjoy a long history with our supplier partners, committing to contractual volumes and buying at seed. This provides reassurance to them and commitment to their products. We are dedicated to growing these sustainable relationships with local suppliers, helping them to build their valued brands through the Arthur David business.