We are an Integrated Risk Management & Compliance Management Solutions Company.

We are based in Cape Town, South Africa and offer consulting, facilitation, and training services to businesses who need optimized processes and demonstrated excellence in international standards compliance and certification..

Approved Virtual BRCGS Training

Our online training courses will help you to drive excellence in your organisation while making the food industry a safer place for all consumers.

Certified consulting & virtual training Partner

Wareham & Associates is an ISO 9001 Certified Consulting and Training Organisation and a FSSC 22000 Approved Training Provider. The Wareham & Associates Director of Food Safety Consulting & Facilitation, Retha Wareham is an Approved BRCGS Training Partner (ATP). We provide world class training to transform your organisations capability.

Retha Wareham is an Approved BRCGS Training Partner (ATP) for the following Standards:

  • Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9
  • Global Standard for Packaging Materials Issue 6
  • Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Issue 4

Approved BRCGS Training

Approved BRCGS Training Partner.


Retha Wareham

Retha is an Internationally Certified Lead Auditor, has developed and implemented certified Food Safety Management Systems for leading South African Brand Producers. An accomplished trainer, Retha is a recognised subject matter expert in product quality, food safety & risk assessment methodology, specifically in the packaging & food industries.

Approved virtual trainer

Our training courses have been approved by BRCGS to be delivered online in virtual format. Our virtual classroom courses allow you access to our wide range of classroom courses from anywhere in the world. These courses provide you with the same level of interaction and engagement with the trainer as you would experience in a classroom and with other course attendees in real-time. All you need is a laptop or PC and an internet connection and you are ready to attend our next value adding course.

Retha Wareham

Approved Training Partner

World Class Training

Wareham & Associates are located in Cape Town, South Africa and our training is provided throughout South Africa, Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom.

Why choose a BRCGS Approved Training Partner (ATP)?

Courses run by BRCGS ATPs use developed course content which has been written in collaboration with the experts in the BRCGS Technical Team and developers of Global Standards.

BRCGS ATPs are internationally-recognised trainers who train auditors, sites, consultants and retailers in BRCGS' Global Standards requirements and protocol.

Your trainer will be highly qualified with many years of experience in your

particular sector.

All BRCGS ATPs must align with the BRCGS training philosophy and the rigorous candidate selection process ensures BRCGS only recruit skilled and knowledgeable trainers.

All ATPs are kept up to date with the latest developments and new standards revisions so you will be learning the most relevant content.


What our clients had to say about our training courses

"My best experience with an online training so far! BRCGS HACCP with The Wareham Group. Retha is a great, knowledgeable tutor. We were a group from 3 different countries and industries. Retha could easily understand and adjust to everyone’s needs.The course price was more than competitive comparing to the UK providers! 10/10."

Anna, England

“The training I experienced from Wareham & Associates was exceptional. Retha helped me a lot with understanding the concepts, her presentation was splendid. Couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, you are top-notch. Thank you Retha and Emily."

Roze, South Africa

BRCGS Approved Training Courses

BRCGS Implementation Assistance

Need a BRCGS Consultant? 

Need assistance with implementing a brand new BRCGS system or just need a helping hand preparing for your next audit? We are available to assist you. We provide support in the BRCGS Food Safety, BRCGS Packaging & Packaging Materials & BRCGS Storage & Distribution Standards.

We credit our 100% success rate to our ability to apply a practical approach to each client. Our team of highly experienced consultants will work as an extension of your technical team, our wealth of knowledge and experience will ensure that you achieve certification in this globally recognised standard. By focusing on tailored solutions, we are able accommodate our client’s needs.

Gap Analysis

To start the route to certification, we will conduct a gap analysis to assess the existing level of compliance.

A gap analysis typically identifies:

What food safety systems are currently in place

How current systems compare to requirements of the standard

Paperwork systems

Personnel requirements

A detailed audit report evaluating the current system, work methods and practices against each clause of the BRCGS Standard is provided. 

Non-conformities are rated (critical/serious/minor) and recommendations provided to address the deficiencies. Throughout the certification process, we are always on hand to assist to ensure a smooth transition to BRCGS certification.

Here's what our clients had to say about our consulting services

"Retha’s passion for, and comprehensive understanding of, every single aspect of quality assurance has been remarkable and contagious. Her suggestions and contributions are extremely helpful, but most significantly she has instilled all of us with an understanding of the real value of quality management and a commitment to creating the best system we can. I can confidently recommend her high quality, professional work. Her dedication to clients, the hours spent and the round-the-clock efforts, helped us in achieving our goal for certification. We are fortunate to have her working alongside us to support our efforts. Again, thank you for all your help and support!!"

Lucia Da Aparecida, South Africa

Global Coffee

BRCGS Post Certification Services

Have you recently been certified to the BRCGS standard? Are you grappling with certified system maintenance and improvement?

Achieving certification is one thing – maintaining and improving your system is another! We ensure that you not only stay at compliance level – but give you an organisation-wide system for driving performance improvement, heres how:

Internal Audits

We develop and implement your internal auditing system based on a comprehensive risk assessment which prioritises critical audits and we conduct a system compliance audit, typically prior to your annual management review. We work as an extension of your management team conducting internal audits, typically on a quarterly basis.

Risk Assessment Reviews

Change is the only constant – new suppliers, methods, people and equipment could lead to new hazards; your risk assessments require regular review.

Management Review Facilitation

Management reviews are the single most important event on your management system calendar – transform these reviews into value adding workshops, engaging your management team, delivering real benefit through our facilitated approach.

Compliance Management Software – online, real time.

Speed up critical compliance data capture and analysis while reducing the administrative burden. This can be achieved through a simple,

user-friendly system on your mobile device or from your desktop computer.

Our implementation assistance modules include:

Non conformances

Corrective action

Internal audits

To-do action tracking

Document control

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