I work for a small UK based nutraceutical distribution company who are growing and only have ISO 9001 certification. We are looking at gaining further certification to improve the business and compete with some of the larger companies out there.
I have been looking at BRC and ISO 22000 as they obviously revolve around food safety but have their differences, such as GFSI recognition etc.
Does anyone have any advice on what certifications we should look at or recommend the next steps?
Are you "just" doing distribution, or is there some manufacturing / repacking involved?
If the former then your choices are somewhat more limited, but BRC Agents & Brokers or BRC Storage & Distribution would be options that will potentially open some doors to larger clients.
I'd start by downloading copies of the standards, which are available for free from the BRC Bookshop:
Have a read through, assess how far away from them you are, and looks what resource is available to you / what expertise you have in-house already. If you're a small business then it can sometimes also be useful to bring in a consultant to help set things up, as that usually takes more resource than running and fine tuning an established system.