Last few places left on the exclusive business visit to Smithfield Meat Market for delegates attending Conference

The visit to Smithfields will include a welcome and introduction to the market followed by a tour and behind the scenes visit to George Abraham Ltd. Here you can see how the historic Smithfield market has adapted to the latest hygiene requirements.
After this we will hear presentations from the City of London EVH team and the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders.
This is your opportunity to understand how regulation of the UK Meat sector works in practice and hear of the latest approaches to reduce the burden of meat inspections. We hope to hear from the British Meat Processors Association which is just a short walk from Smithfields and the Food Standards Agency on the modernisation of the meat inspection regime.

Gordon Maddan and Anisha Rana from BRDO will be hosting this visit. Sign up now to make sure you’re there too:

Learn more about the market through their website:




BRDO work with Nepal on Food safety enforcement

BRDO in partnership with the World Bank Group has been working with the Department for Food Technology and Quality Control in Nepal to support the roll out of innovative approaches to food safety enforcement. The latest BRDO mission to Nepal by Sarah Smith, Deputy Chief Executive and Adrian Hall, Senior Policy Analyst in June 2014 included working closely with the DFTQC inspectors to pilot a new inspection checklist and exploring ways for inspectors to support businesses to raise food hygiene standards.

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Международная конференция 2014

Отличная новость! Мы можем сегодня подтвердить, что на Конференции по инспекции реформе 2014г мы предложим переводчики русского языка.

Мы с нетерпением ждем встречи с Вами в Лондоне!

International Conference 2014

Great news! We can today confirm we will have Russian interpreters available at the Inspection Reform Conference 2014.
We look forward to seeing you there!

First business visits announced!

As part of this year’s inspection reform conference, BRDO are organising business visits for delegates to get a first-hand experience of the issues and resources available in a range of different organisations.

The visits will be free of charge for delegates but places are limited and will be available on a ‘first come first serve basis’. We will communicate to delegates when places are available to book.

Delegates will be able to choose their preferred visit from an extensive list which includes:

– Battersea Power Station and events venue
– Billingsgate Fish Market and Waitrose Supermarket
– ‘Eat 17’ and briefing from the Association of Convenience Stores
– Grundon Waste Recycling and Incineration Plant
– Harrods Department Store
– Leatherhead Food Research Association
– London Gateway Deep-Water Port Facility
– Cherwell Valley Motorway services
– Sainsbury’s Superstore and Distribution centre
– Smithfield Meat Markets
– Toy Retailer and Distributor
– British Hospitality Association (BHA) and British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) followed by visit to central London Public House

Information will be updated as visits are confirmed. Further information on each visit is available in the ‘Business Visits’ tab above.


House of Lords evening reception at Inspection Reform Conference 2014

Part of the Inspection Reform Conference 2014 includes an evening reception at the House of Lords.

The reception will be hosted by Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE on Tuesday 9th September.

This is an opportunity to discuss with UK trade associations, network and also includes a tour of the House of Lords.
There is limited availability so book your place now!

View this link for what to expect:

HoL conference video

Denmark work with BRDO on study visit to UK

In October 2013 BRDO hosted Danish delegation from The Danish Business Authority and the Danish Ministry of Business & Growth whilst they were in the UK.

Kate Fletcher, Deputy Director at BRDO, presented an introduction to the UK regulatory framework. This was followed by discussions on the Danish Better Regulation Reform agenda, which covered the approach to regulation in Denmark, while sharing practice and experiences.

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) also presented on their approach to better regulation, providing regulatory guidance, and smarter data-sharing ideas across regulators.


UK experts train Kyrgyz Government inspectors

Two experts from the UK Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) visited Bishkek and Osh in January to work with the Kyrgyz government on improvements to government inspections. Philip Preece and Jenny Nobes from BRDO were supporting the State Inspectorate of Technical and Environmental Safety in reforming business inspections to reduce unnecessary inspection burden and ensure inspection provides effective protections.

The State Inspectorate of Technical and Environmental Safety, supported by the International Finance Corporation and DFID, has been at the forefront of adopting new ways of working to improve inspections, and BRDO has been sharing UK learning with the inspectorate since 2012. The inspectorate, which is responsible for fire safety, labour safety, industrial safety, energy and environmental protection, has adopted a regime to focus their inspections on the highest risks and to provide businesses with more transparency about what to expect through the use of inspection checklists.

The UK experts delivered training sessions on risk based approaches to 180 front line inspectors from regions across the Kyrgyz Republic and worked with the head office team to share UK good practice. The peer learning approach between the UK and Kyrgyz governments will help the inspectorate drive forward implementation of risk based approaches and contribute towards a better business environment in the Kyrgyz Republic.

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BRDO host Chinese delegation on Study Visit to UK

In May 2014 BRDO hosted China Britain Council delegation for one day whilst they were in the UK.

Sarah Smith, Deputy Chief Executive at BRDO, presented on the UK Regulatory Framework including an introduction to the Better Regulation Delivery Office and an overview of UK reform agenda and strategy.

BRDO worked with representatives from China to discuss China’s reform agenda and economic programme.
Discussions were based on the topic of building confidence to invest and grow in the economy. The focus was on the UK current approach to regulatory delivery, working with other agencies, the Primary Authority Scheme and working with business.
The Better Regulation Executive also presented on regulatory reform and the Regulatory Policy Committee explained their role in the process.