New Community Access Defibrillator Installed

Malcolm Lake of Buywise, Rob Hobbs of Medina Foodservice, Mark Lee of Lifeline and Jack Gorman from Premier Ford

A new community access defibrillator has been installed at Lifeline Fire & Security outside of their offices at Riverway, Newport by Lifeline and Medina Foodservice, with support from Buywise and Premier Ford.  

This now makes it possible for even more people to respond to a medical emergency around the Riverway area where a defibrillator is required and part of an increasing network of Defibrillators across the Island.

Over 30,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest at home or in public places, in the UK each year. If a defibrillator is used and CPR is performed within 3 to 5 minutes, the chances of survival are dramatically increased from 6% to 74%.

These shocking statistics led Jean Lee, Director of Lifeline and Steve Ross, Managing Director of Medina Foodservice to reach out to Buywise and Premier Ford, to help provide towards the funding for the new unit.  Jean comments: “Having access to a defibrillator can help to improve survival outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest, so I felt that it was our social responsibility to provide a defibrillator for the local community and base this at Lifeline.” Read more →

WIN £100 of account credit just for placing an order online!

Throughout August 2019, we are offering you the chance to win £100 of credit on your account!

All you need to do is place an order either online or via our app. You will be allocated a ‘raffle ticket’ for every order you place (max. of one per business per day). A winner will then be selected at random in September. Click below for the full details of this fantastic prize!

Unilever Chef Rewards

Be on the look out for points deals and promotions on products that you purchase – these soon add up and you can bag yourself a whole range of free things! From kitchen rewards to vouchers, all for continuing what you already do, buying what you already buy!

Sign up now at UFSChefRewards.com to start turning the products you buy into rewards you’ll love! Read more →

Ashleigh aims high!

AshleighAs a company we’re proud to take part in a whole range of events to raise money for charities and causes, and our staff as individuals are just as supportive in their own time too.

Many of you may have spoken with Ashleigh before in our telesales team – in July, she will be doing no less than a SKY DIVE to raise money for Age UK Isle of Wight and needs to raise a minimum of £400.

She’d be very grateful for any support and donations received, which can be made here.

Well done Ashleigh!

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SALSA & STS Certification

Following a series of audits analysing our various processes, procedures and food hygiene, we were approved this year for both SALSA and STS certification.

So what does this mean?!

Written by experienced food safety experts, SALSA is a robust and effective food safety certification scheme which is appropriate for smaller food producers and processors.

Approved suppliers can demonstrate that they operate to standards that are recognised and accepted across the industry and exceed the minimum standards expected by enforcement authorities.

SALSA approval is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal food and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard. We are the island’s only SALSA certified butchery.

STS is a leading food, health and safety consultancy and training organisation, documented systems, audits, training, supplier assessment and consultancy advise. Their standard for Suppliers and Distribution is industry renowned.