At the heart of retail is the need to provide customers with safe, legal products that meet their requirements. Failing to do so can be catastrophic, physically, financially and reputationally.

Focusing on non-food the Buying Community works closely with members to increase their understanding of the issues relating to the safety of non-food products and to influence policy and effectively manage risks


  • Non-food Technical Directors
  • Policy Managers, Regulatory Managers
  • Product Safety Managers, Technical, Development and Quality Assurance Managers




Ensuring safe products for consumers   Clear visibility on the new regulatory system post Brexit, including REACH, CE marking and new product standards

 Delivering For members 

Community Manager

Adrian Simpson

Retail Products Policy Adviser

Adrian Simpson manages the buying community. He has recently joined the BRC following a career in trading standards. Prior to the BRC Adrian worked at both the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and QA Scheme Support Services LTD, helping businesses to comply with rules and regulations. He is a Chartered Trading Standards Practitioner and passionate about helping members to supply goods that are safe and compliant.

Contact Adrian by email.