Guthries accredited with highest industry standards
Scotland’s leading independent
distributor of health & safety equipment and facilities supplies, Guthrie
Group, has proved it is still top of its game following more than three decades
in business after consistently securing industry-wide quality certification.
Guthrie Group provides smart
purchasing solutions for a variety of sectors, offering Workwear (embroidered
in-house), Personal Protection Equipment, Cleaning and Catering supplies and
British Retail Consortium
(BRC) has given its UK-wide stamp of approval for the third consecutive year,
awarding the company its Global Standard in Storage & Distribution for the
eighth successive year.
BSI (British Standards Institute)
also certified the West Lothian-based company to ISO 9001, the world’s most
recognised quality management system standard.
Thanks to its forward
thinking, Guthrie Group was the first in its market sector in the UK to achieve
the BRC Global Standard in Storage and Distribution. In 2016, it become one of
the first companies in Scotland to achieve the new ISO 9001:2015 certification
from BSI, and is the only company in its field in Scotland to hold both
Established in 1984, the
company is run by husband and wife team, Graham and Cynthia Guthrie and is now
enjoying a new lease of life having been identified as one of Scottish
Enterprise’s ‘high growth’ companies for its innovative use of new technology.
Cynthia Guthrie, joint
Managing Director at Guthrie Group, said:
“We are thrilled to have been
certificated by BRC Global Standards and certified by BSI. We have worked
tirelessly to ensure the service we offer is of the highest possible standard.
To be recognised by the people setting these targets in our industry, is just
“We are a family owned
business and we care about our customers and employees, that’s always at the
forefront of what we do. From day one we wanted to create a business that
reflected this while creating an organisation that operated as efficiently as
possible, seeking to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations whilst saving
“We continually seek to
improve the services we offer and ensure the best quality products, services
and smart purchasing solutions are going out to our loyal and new customers.”
The BRC Global Standard for
Storage and Distribution recognises best practice in handling, storage and
distribution of food, consumers’ goods and packing materials.
The ISO 9001 certification is
awarded to organisations that meet the highest standards whilst demonstrating
continual improvement of the organisation with a focus on internal processes
Hannah Bardell, MP for
the Livingston Constituency visited Guthries warehouse to congratulate
Joint MDs Cynthia and Graham Guthrie. She said:
Graham and the team at Guthrie Group have set the highest standards in health
& safety equipment and facilities supplies, to have such a successful
company based in Livingston and West Lothian is a matter of great pride to my
constituency colleagues and I.
testament to the hard work and determination of the Guthrie Group that they
have received BRC Global Standards certification and the highest BSI standard
of accreditation. They are quite simply leading their industry and setting best
practice standards across the sector.
like the Guthrie Group who are thriving and driving forward their business with
new and innovative technology - which sees them become one of Scottish Enterprise's
high growth companies - stand as excellent examples to West Lothian, Scotland
and the World.”
Toni Allen, UK Head
of Client Propositions, BSI comments: “By putting ISO 9001 in place, Guthrie
Group have committed to incorporating their Quality Management System into the
heart of their business processes. This will enable them to continually monitor
and manage quality across all operations, ensuring consistent performance and