OVER 60 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE

GSCOP Ltd was founded by four former supermarket executives who have a combined experience of more than 60 years working in the groceries sector alongside suppliers and manufacturers.

KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED TEAM

Their breadth of experience covers retail buying, at both senior buyer and commercial director level, marketing, PR and reputation management, as well as legal counsel and commercial contract law.

UNDERSTANDING OF THE GROCERIES CODE

The founders have a unique and unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the groceries code from a supermarket’s perspective, helping give suppliers an insight into how supermarkets really tick, and how to get the best out of any trading relationship.

SAT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE – AS SUPPLIERS AND BUYERS

A COMMON SET OF VALUES

The four founding partners, also have a shared vision, and a clear aim to create a level playing field for groceries suppliers. They firmly believe the UK consumer is better served when supermarkets work collaboratively with their suppliers, treating them fairly, with respect and in accordance to the law that is there to govern them.
The founders also share a common set of values born out of their time working together over the past two decades, namely:

 

• Respect for others, firm but fair.

 

• Do the right thing, if in doubt, always shout.

 

• Strive for excellence, hard work pays.

KNOWLEDGE IS ONLY POWERFUL IF YOU’RE PREPARED TO SHARE IT

A level playing field is key. Having to defend all the time means you can’t attack opportunities when they arise. Treating one another with respect by always doing the right thing. Robust conversations, never ducking the important issues, but also both parties being aware of their rights, and staying within the spirit and the letter of the law that governs the relationship.
GSCOP Ltd has a clear vision – to ensure every supplier governed by the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, which came into effect in 2009, is understood, is embraced by all sides, and delivers a more sustainable and profitable market place. We are concerned that the GCA found that 41 per cent of supermarket suppliers said they do not raise issues with the GCA for fear of retribution from the supermarket i.e. they worry they will simply be delisted as a result.

WE CAN IDENTIFY AREAS OF WEAKNESS, AND ENABLE TARGETED SUPPORT.