The National Britannia Group, one of the UKs largest and most innovative specialists in the management of safety, health, and environmental risks, has chosen Muddy Boots Quickfire solution to be used by its subsidiary NB Certification Ltd to reduce the reporting time for assessments of food producers and manufacturers.
Certification body NB Certification Ltd, operates worldwide within the food industry and undertakes 3rd party evaluations against a wide range of technical standards. The process can be time intensive as certification is only gained if the producer or manufacturer compiles with all the regulations and standards.
Muddy Boots Quickfire solution is designed to combine standards and regulations into one simple audit that is tailored to each organisations requirements. This speeds up the auditing process by reducing repetition and in addition, the software can be loaded onto a hand-held device so auditors can input the results on-site as they conduct the assessment.
Adrian Walker, Operations Support Director for National Britannia Group commented: The certification process generates a considerable amount of paperwork and our staff need to focus on helping clients not filling out forms. Quickfire speeds up the process of collating and publishing this data giving the client more value from the time spent at the company as well as ensuring consistent terminology is used providing a consistent and quality report.
Creating a tool that allowed us to computerise the assessment process was something our in-house IT department was researching however, Quickfire was a tried and tested solution that was ready to be put into immediate action. In addition, Muddy Boots clearly understood our market place and we were impressed with the companys expertise.
The National Britannia Group provides consultancy and advice to clients to help them manage and control their exposure to environmental risk, comply with legislation, improve business process and enhance their profitability.
Adrian further added: Muddy Boots and National Britannia share a number of valued clients and in the longer term it makes their analysis easier if we deliver vital management information over a common platform. This was a key driver for National Britannia in choosing Quickfire.
Prior to using Muddy Boots Quickfire, The National Britannia Group captured all information on paper during site visits. Hand-written notes were left with the client and a typewritten report was provided at a later date causing considerable administration time.
Jonathan Evans, Managing Director for Muddy Boots, said: Modern technology, such as Quickfire, ensures the essential task of auditing food businesses, to make sure products are to the highest quality, is no longer a drain on businesses time and money. Quickfire has enabled The National Britannia Group to provide its clients with an evaluation service that is efficient and more professional.
The National Britannia Group aim to extend the use of Muddy Boots Quickfire to the food consultancy part of the organisation, which specialises in capturing data to produce comprehensive internet based management systems for major food manufacturers.