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Member Spotlight: Piccadilly Whip

Boasting an expansive fleet of fourteen vehicles, Piccadilly Whip have long been established as a...

Prioritising Your People

A strong team plays a pivotal role in shaping the success of your business. Your...

Crowdfunder for third Show Must Go On Report

Fund the update of the pivotal state of industry Show Must Go On Report, to...

The Power of Events first research app pilot project commissioned

The Power of Events, in collaboration with Claire Drakeley of the University of Northampton, are...

Understanding VAT

VAT (Valued Added Tax) is a tax on the supply of goods and services. It...

Member Spotlight: Scrumptious Stacks

Crumble is something of a British institution. The time-old dessert unlocks nostalgia like no other...

Food and Drink Festivals and Events Fund announced

A fund to support food and drink festivals and events across Wales opens for applications...

Changes to Permanent Paving Licence Scheme

The transition to the Permanent Paving licence regime in England that was introduced under the...

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New Health and Safety course

New health&safety course

Coming soon

Our brand new Health and Safety course is coming soon – containing everything you need to know to operate safely and surely

Digital Safety Management System

The NCASS Digital Safety Management System

Coming soon

Manage your safety online with our new system built for NCASS members – our brand new, innovative Digital Safety Management System (DSMS).

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May 2024

This is a week for everyone to back independents, share food and drink experiences and back the businesses that make our cities, towns and villages what they are. We’re asking businesses to join IHW and for their customers to shout about how much their local bars, cafes, restaurants pubs, street food traders, event & festival traders mean to them. Collectively we want to make as much noise as possible about how important these wonderful food and drinks businesses are.

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The Safe Use of LPG in Mobile and Outside Catering

Live Now

This course is essential for anyone working with or assessing the suitability of mobile LPG setups. It outlines the key essential safety rules for using LPG appliances and provides an understanding of handling LPG cylinders in any scenario or environment. This course will enable the learner to effectively undertake day-to-day LPG related tasks such as transportation, storage, connecting and disconnecting appliances to cylinders etc., safely and with confidence.

Making Winter Downtime Count

November 2023

Our comprehensive new guides features helpful advice and resources to get you planning through the quiet winter period for a successful 2024.

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SFBB or SMS? Let’s see them side by side.

November 2023

We have created a comparison guide to help food & drink businesses understand the key differences between the NCASS food safety management system and the FSA’s system. This guide shows what, how and why the NCASS system works for our members and how it can work for you. 

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NCASS Podcast

September 2023

Effective Allergen Management with Ani – part two

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Starting Small

Starting up small guide

August 2023

Our Starting Small guide is tailored towards stripping back the potential intimidation and showing you how simple it can be for you to try out a potential dream venture.

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NCASS Partnership

August 2023

NCASS is delighted to announce Hospitality Action (HA) as its chosen partnership, a vital charity providing hospitality workers with advice and support whenever times get tough.

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New HACCP Training Course

HACCP Training Course

June 2023

Our brand new, revamped HACCP course is here – get ahead of the game with NCASS

Training Page

New Learning Management System

June 2023

We are excited to announce the launch of our new training platform. We have migrated all training courses and users to the new and improved system and we are sure that these upgrades will significantly enhance your training experience. 

Allergens & Alcohol guide

May 2023

This guide runs through the relationship between allergens and alcohol.


The Guild of Caribbean Cuisine


The Guild of Caribbean Cuisine has been launched with support from NCASS, in order to push forward Caribbean cuisine, chefs and food businesses.

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Summer Guide

May 2023

Get Ready, Set for Summer with our free guide.


New Safety Management System

January 2023

Our Safety Management System has been developed to assist food and drink businesses to comply with and exceed all Food Safety and Hygiene, Health and Safety (H&S) and Fire Safety requirements.

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