At the Nationwide Caterers Association we’re really proud of the way we look after our members. But it’s not just members that we care about. We’ve been working in this industry for over 30 years and, as you can imagine, we’re pretty attached to it. That’s why we work really hard every year to improve the face of the whole industry, as well as taking care of members.
You might not have realised but you’ve already benefited from the work NCASS does on your behalf.
In 2014 NCASS successfully levied Government to reinstate our exemption for SMEs from compulsory charges for hygiene inspections. It’s an ongoing battle but we’ll keep fighting to save hundreds of pounds for caterers across the UK.
How many risk assessments have you come across… ONLINE? NCASS has developed a fully editable online risk assessment; that means you can update your legal documentation whenever you change your processes. Online risk assessments are moving caterers to pastures new.
Remember when allergen labeling law changed? NCASS provided everything that any caterer would need to trade legally under the new rules… Absolutely free of charge. All the information and downloadable tools that caterers need are still available for free in The Allergen Hub.
In 2014 caterers save £4000 just by buying Teal hand wash units through NCASS. We’ve done some pretty crazy deals with lots of suppliers so that caterers are able to save as much as possible on equipment.
Heard of NCASS Connect? It’s an online hub that allows caterers to upload all of their legal documents to one safe space, where they can give permission for event organisers and EHOs to view them.
The NCASS TV channel (OK, it’s a YouTube channel really) is brimming with loads of information about mobile catering and street food. Caterers use our videos to help themselves get started and to learn more about the industry.
In 2014 NCASS sent 340, 918 emails to keep traders informed and up-to-date about anything and everything to do with the mobile catering industry.
NCASS training courses are the most established and respected in the entire catering industry. Written by people with real experience, audited by Cherwell District Council and accredited by City & Guilds, thousands of caterers and their staff learn with NCASS Training every year.
NCASS immediately opened our members’ legal helpline to all traders who had worked at the 2014 Galtres Festival when the festival refused to pay back money that traders had earned through a ‘cashless’ payment system.
NCASS is continuing to work with the Association of Independent Festival to produce a Code of Practice for outdoor events and festivals, to avoid a repeat of what happened in Yorkshire in summer 2014.
Through our partnership with Glastonbury’s Green Trader Awards, NCASS has rewarded catering businesses that have made trading green a priority, and we’re still encouraging others to ‘make the green leap’.
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