BRC Global Standards Expands Its Presence in India

LONDON, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

BRC Global Standards has signed up to the UK India Business Council Launchpad scheme and through them have appointed Benz Thomas to drive the expansion of the Indian market.  Based in Delhi / NCR region Benz will build on this growing market for BRC Global Standards working with local retailers, manufacturers and other stakeholders. Previously Benz was Manager of Food Services at certification body SGS, and was responsible for the targeted growth and business development for the food testing, inspection, certification and audits business. He has extensive sales and marketing experience in the Food Safety industry at SGS, and prior experience in marketing at Mahindra Satyam, and at the Steel Authority of India Ltd. Over that period, he has worked on account management, marketing and campaigns, and business development for Food Safety in India, a key growing market for BRC Global Standards.

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Mark Proctor CEO at BRC Global Standards, said: "India is one of the fastest growing countries for BRC Global Standards and we want to encourage and support that growth.  We are delighted to have signed up to the UK India Business Council's Launchpad scheme which is a low risk way of increasing our presence in India and having someone on the ground to drive our growth. Benz's experience and expertise will no doubt have a great impact in this emerging market, continuing to grow the number of sites in India who are implementing our Standards, and maintaining certification."  

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About BRC Global Standards 

BRC Global Standards are the world's biggest provider of safety and quality standards programmes for food manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution, agents and brokers and consumer products. BRC Global Standards are generated with the help of technical specialists, retailers, manufacturers and certification bodies from around the world, so everything is based on practicality, rigour and clarity.  

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