Staff at Aston Manor Cider’s Tiverton site are celebrating achieving the top AA+ grade in the BRC Global Standard for alcoholic drinks and fermented/brewed products again, following an unannounced and rigorous audit.

The UK’s leading independent cidermaker is one of only a few alcohol manufacturers to secure this AA+ accreditation. Not only do Aston Manor boast top marks at the Tiverton facility, their site on Thimble Mill Lane in Birmingham has also earnt the same certification.

The BRC Global Standard audit is the most renowned certification program in the industry and examines all areas of Aston Manor’s operation. It has been developed to provide a framework for managing the quality and safety of food and drinks products.  By displaying the highest-levels of manufacturing processes to packaging standards, the accreditation has demonstrated Aston Manor’s commitment to safety and their customers through the quality of their products.

Jamie Weall, head of compliance at Aston Manor Cider, said: “We’re delighted to achieve the top result again at our Tiverton facility. By achieving the best possible score at the unannounced audit really proves our entire team is dedicated to producing the best possible cider in the safest way. Our customers can have total confidence that everything that we produce at Aston Manor Cider is manufactured and packaged at the highest standard possible in the industry.”

“The real testament to our team is that they do not rest on their laurels. We have around 20 technical audits each year, with half of these being unannounced, and the hard work has already begun to maintain these high standards. We strive to keep achieving the top grades throughout these procedures whenever and wherever the auditors decided to drop by.”