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HACCP Training Testimonials

Level 2 HACCP Course Testimonials

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Having worked in the food industry herself for many years it came across that Julie knew personally a lot of issues relevant to our job and she made the day very interesting.
NW - Dr Oetker

Level 3 HACCP Course Testimonials

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Peter was a great trainer. It was very useful to hear about his past experiences in the food industry - it definitely helped me remember the things that were being taught.
CB - Farrington Oils
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“Sara was a fantastic trainer. Welcoming, approachable, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you for an enjoyable 2 days’ learning.
JF - Pladis
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Thoroughly enjoyed the course, it was very informative and insightful, Nigel had a great way of putting things across which made it very relevant to the environment I work in.
G - ABP
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Peter was very knowledgeable, delivered the course content at a good pace for everyone and I particularly liked the fact that due to his industry experience he was able to relate scenarios back to real events he experienced.
IH - Refresco
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Nigel always had an interesting anecdote from his previous work experience to back up what he was teaching. This always helps me to be engaged on a training course.
SH - Irish Country Gold
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I thoroughly enjoyed this Level 3 HACCP course. I had some previous industry experience and theoretical knowledge; however, this course has increased my knowledge and confidence to enable application for my client work. Nigel's approachable demeanour and conversational teaching style resonated well with me and I would definitely book on to further courses in the near future.
HMA - HAS Consultants
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Barbara was excellent on both days, very knowledgeable.
SG - Woodhead Brothers
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It’s helped me to be able to help my franchise partners better in setting up HACCP plans.
JR - Costa Coffee
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Excellent communication through full course and always took time with anyone to ensure they understood content.
JH - Kerry
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A very engaging course, while this was over teams the instructor did everything to keep all people engaged with the process.
KW - IPS

Level 4 HACCP Course Testimonials

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The course was fanatic, Very informative. The facilities and hospitality were outstanding
KW - McCain’s
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HACCP can be quite a dry subject and must be especially difficult to train remotely, but Julie's delivery and industry examples helped keep the course interesting.
KC - PepsiCo
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Julie was a great course leader; she was very friendly and approachable - and kept everyone engaged during the remote course.
JW - Foodservice Centre
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Provided great relevant examples of each course sections, along with involvement from all participants on the course. Feedback on the example test questions shared with the group were great to provide us an understanding of the expectation of the answers required for the exam.
SB - Vernacare
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Nigel was very engaging and delivered the training in an interesting and evenly paced manner with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and listen to both his and other participants experiences relevant to the topic.
JK - Kerry
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Excellent in depth knowledge and experience within industry. His auditing experience was also extremely valuable in terms of practical appliance of the course to such standards as BRCGS V9.
PS - Ichiban UK
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The trainer explained the topics very well. We did a few group exercises too and I really enjoyed the whole course.
KK - Warburtons
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Peter was a fantastic trainer to have. Very open, honest and really easy to talk to, or ask questions of. Nothing was too much for Peter and no matter the question, he made everyone feel welcome and listened to. In terms of his knowledge, you could tell he knew the ins and outs of the content like the back of his hand. His relaxed nature made us all feel very comfortable and made the atmosphere of the room a very pleasant one to be a part of.
GG - Endeavour Speciality Chemicals

HACCP Refresher Course Testimonials

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The course was a good solid refresher which got me back into thinking in the necessary way in preparation for a retake of Paper A of the Level 4 HACCP qualification. Julie and Claire were very helpful in giving me pointers for last minute revision of areas where mistakes have been made in papers in the past. Was also helpful to have an additional refresher conversation on exam technique.
TR - Britivic Soft Drinks
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Very Professional, clearly spoken and gave lots of examples to simplify HACCP.
PM - Pepsico
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Excellent refresher course with some constructive discussion in between.
PN - McVitie’s
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I was pleasantly surprised with this course. As it was a refresher and I've done many HACCP courses, I didn't expect to be very engaged, but Julie made it interesting & enjoyable and the breakout sessions inspired some animated discussions.”
CR - Lactalis
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Auditing Training Testimonials

Auditing Skills Course Testimonials

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Peter was very professional, friendly and made me feel very comfortable to approach/raise questions. Peter explained things very well and was always clear.
TS - Fox’s Biscuits
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I really enjoyed the course and found it very informative.
SN - Moy Park
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Joanne was a great trainer. She explained processes until everyone was happy they understood and her examples from working in the food industry were really helpful in relating the information to my industry.
VW - The Country Range Group
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I can honestly say an excellent Trainer.
GR - McCain’s
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Peter was very knowledgeable and helpful; his style was relaxed and on topic with good conversational learning but keeping on topic.”
TM - McCain’s
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Great training as we build capability within the team to have more auditors available, the content and trainer gave us the tools we need to complete audits and to be able to ask the right questions.
NG - Pepsico
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I think Peter was great, very engaging which is good when you're on remote.
CT - Burton’s Biscuits
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Julie was fantastic and as always thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it, it was nice to approach the subject of auditing skills from outside of our business and do it in a neutral environment. All the team at Verner Wheelock were amazing and looked after us all on the course exceptionally well. Can't thank you all enough and hopefully do further courses with you in the future.
HB - Interspice
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I really enjoyed the course, interesting and delivered in a great way.
BM - McCain’s
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Really enjoyed the course - thought Julie was excellent!
DS - Knights of Old
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A very informative well-structured course. Left the course with tools to give me the confidence to carry out an audit
TS - Knights of Old

Supplier Auditing Course Testimonials

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This course was excellent. Very interesting and informative and worthwhile. I enjoyed the day and thanks to Julie’s depth of knowledge and experience I learnt a lot which I will most certainly put to good use once I start planning any oncoming supplier audits. Thanks again Julie
DS - Vernacare

Lead Auditor Course Testimonials

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Peter was an excellent tutor, both knowledgeable and approachable. It was a more relaxed classroom experience. He didn't make anyone feel less than for not knowing or giving incorrect answers, even if incorrect answers were given candidates weren't outright told they were wrong but redirected nicely.
JH - Finsbury Food Group
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Absolutely fantastic course, Julie was brilliant, very approachable, but also professional. On day one I found that there was a lot of information to take in. But as the week went on the information seemed to stay with me. We couldn't go into the factory because of an audit, but the role play audit exercise was enjoyable. Overall I would recommend this course and especially Julie Ryan
SW - Pilgrim’s
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Very useful information gained during this course. Interactive course with a lot of exercises and hybrid way of delivering the course works very well.
AO - Westmill
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Fantastic tutor, incredibly knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble, thank you.
LP - Yorkshire Farmhouse Eggs
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Peter's knowledge and experience about the subject matter is second to none, and I feel very privileged to have had Peter as our course tutor. Peter was very professional at all times, and the course was delivered at just the right pace. I also felt that you could approach Peter with any questions without hesitation.
BC - Independent Consultant
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Please pass my thanks to Barbara – thoroughly enjoyed the course.
JW - Virani Food Products
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Peter was a fantastic tutor. He took the time to explain things in great detail, ensure that things were understood and recovered things that we were unsure of. His passion for the courses comes across and he is very approachable and clearly a very knowledgeable person
VW - The Country Range Group
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Joanne was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the course. The pace of the course was good and the practical day was really useful.”
AS - Pilrgrim’s
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Another great course led by Peter. He has a great way to get everyone involved and understanding the content. Had the pleasure of meeting other team members Clare L and Rachel M, both of whom were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating.
LM - Valeo Snacks
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Peter was a fantastic trainer in all areas. He delivered all the course material in a really clear way. Great mix of theory and really relevant practical work. His examples of past experiences and practical tips will be invaluable to me. I walk away from the course feeling much more confident within this area, no matter what the outcome of my exam!.
CD - Superdrug Stores Plc
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Barbara is a very knowledgeable and informative person. She was able to get my interest easily and I always felt that all my questions were answered.
EB - Kettle Foods Ltd
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Barbara's whole attitude and demeanour was friendly, knowledgeable and she was very good at giving her own examples to explain things.
HY-B - Kober
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Jo was very helpful and down to earth. She had a practical approach and encouraged interaction from the team. She balanced the online attendees with the in-person attendees well and put everyone at ease.
JA - Shepherd’s Purse
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Julie had a lot of patience and explained every question in detail, a very knowledgeable and approachable tutor, highly recommend.
RJ - Food Centre Wales
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Excellent trainer, able to use her own extensive experience to make the course engaging and enjoyable.
CC - Food Centre Wales

BRCGS Issue 9 Update (VWA Version) Testimonials

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As expected - really worthwhile. Would recommend.”
JB - KBF Enterprises
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Really good knowledge about the standard. Every clause explained well.
A - Shepley Spring
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I enjoyed the course and made a lot of notes regarding explanations and examples given by Peter to make the new clauses / amendments clearer.
CM - Florette

BRCGS Issue 9 Conversion for Sites (official version) Testimonials

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Knowledgeable and open to discussion and worked examples.””
RK - Kerry
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Very knowledgeable. The course was presented really well. Totally enjoyed and was well informed at the end.
DM - Typhoo Tea

Root Cause Analysis Course Testimonials

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Really enjoyed the course.
L - Dunbia
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Enjoyed the course, Nigel was a lovely fella, very knowledgeable.
AB - Smurfit Kappa
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Very friendly. Involved everyone on the course. Learned a lot, really enjoyable & useful.
CB - Genius
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Food Safety Testimonials

Level 3 Food Safety Course Testimonials

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A well rounded learning experience that provides a good level of learning in relation to the food industry as a whole
JA - Norwest Food International Ltd
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Really good course. The trainer was really knowledgeable and engaging. I was very impressed with the organisation - the folders provided contained everything we needed and was very well presented. Everything ran to the schedule estimated with enough breaks. We were very well looked after! Lunch at a different place was definitely a nice touch - was nice to leave the training centre as a break too.
SS - Mondelez
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Colleen was excellent. Her delivery was good and she managed to engage the remote and classroom delegates equally. As a remote candidate, I did not feel in any way 'remote'.
MK - Bradford Teaching Hospitals
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Nigel was very informative and I enjoyed the detailed examples he gave for different pieces of information (either personal experiences or hypothetical) which made what could have been a dry subject very engaging. I would definitely recommend to future colleagues.
A - Ornua Ingredients
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Brilliant 3 days. I learnt so much and the information was very detailed. I fully enjoyed the learning.
BL - Sykes House Farm

Level 4 Food Safety Course Testimonials

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Nigel is so approachable that there is nothing that is too much to ask. A fountain of knowledge which made the course very informative and I am so glad to have been on it.
TT - North Yorkshire County Council
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Julie was a very clear and concise teacher with well-paced sessions. Colleen's knowledge was fantastic. Always happy to take our questions and provide answers.
RM - Morrisons
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Prior to the course my knowledge was limited in relation to food safety. Colleen was excellent throughout the 5 days and was professional and very knowledgeable. She presented the course and tailor-made the information to the identified audience, which was all Peninsula Consultants.
DH - Peninsula
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Colleen was top class. I have no suggestions for improvement. She was fantastic!
GT - Peninsula
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Very well presented and structured content of course.
AK - Muller Milk & Ingredients
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Peter was really helpful and had a great way with words, giving examples which made it much easier in having a good understanding of the subject. Peter was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer all of our questions.
LM - Valeo Confectionery
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Colleen was very knowledgeable with a wealth of knowledge and experience which came across very evidently throughout the course by the questions asked & the answers given.”
CS - Clayton Bakery
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Nigel was engaging, knowledgeable, supported questions well and brought real life scenarios in to help us understand. Noticed how he got both classroom and online delegates involved and questioned. Eye contact given to both- which must be hard to manage 2 different forms of training.
AB - Warburtons
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Colleen was great. I can’t recommend her enough!.
BL - Pilgrim’s UK

Food Safety Update Course Testimonials

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Great course hosted by two knowledgeable individuals.
RS - Olam Food Ingredients Ltd
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Colleen was very engaging and knowledgeable, especially on the FSA activities, and I enjoyed being able to have discussions with her during the training.
SR - Pladis Global
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Specialist Course Testimonials

Legal Labelling Course Testimonials

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Enjoyed having an insight to what to look for and what is expected from a food labelling point of view.
RC - Trewithen Dairy
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The course covered all the areas that I was hoping to learn more about.
ZB - Irish Country Gold
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Ashley knows his material very well and delivers it at a good pace.
MB - Framptons
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The course was very informative and detailed for many circumstances of labelling for varied products. new information on brexit and UK requirements was useful. Ashley went above and beyond detail on the slides which was appreciated as it really bought to life certain situations and scenarios with relevant examples that were tailored to products made at our site.
AD - AB World Foods
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Really helpful trainer. Provided bespoke knowledge and conducted himself well. Had an understanding of our business and our requirements from this training.
RM - Fullers Foods International

Product Authenticity & Food Defence Course Testimonials

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It is the second training delivered by Julie Ryan for PepsiCo and her knowledge is exceptional. She gives a lot of examples from manufacturing which explains a lot of slides. I would definitely recommend TACCP/VACCP with Julie.
KM - PepsiCo
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First remote course with you and really impressed with how well it went IT-wise and really informative.
NT - European Freeze Dry
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Trainer was friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.
JH - Summit Foods
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Please can you pass on my thanks to Julie for an awesome course on Monday. It wasn’t easy as she was presenting remotely to a full room but her presenting style was really relaxed and her experience from industry really gave some clarity and reality to the course content.
HP - Cranswick
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The course contained lots of detail, however Barbara was able to pace the day so we were not screen blind. Great interaction between the participants and the breakout rooms worked a treat. Thank you for a great school day :-).
DS - Vernacare

Managing Food Allergens Course Testimonials

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Another great course from VWA and Nigel. Thank you!
SJ - Speedibake
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Good trainer and it was really good Nigel linked and shared his own experience with the course content but also consistently asked attendees about their work and experiences.
DR - Irish Country Gold

Delivering Training Course Testimonials

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Lynn is a fantastic trainer and gave excellent support between sessions to help in areas were I was struggling.
ES - Park Cakes
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Lynn is a very knowledgeable trainer. She helped me a lot during the course and I'm very grateful for it as it was something new for me.”
ES - BBF Ltd
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Very friendly and helpful. I would give 5 stars!
RP - Park Cakes
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What can I say? Lynn you are an absolute diamond, you helped me so much during my time there from the point of almost quitting on day 2, as I felt so inexperienced compared with other candidates, to returning for the final day a new person with confidence. Your knowledge is outstanding, and you cover everything in so much detail. The course is really, really good. It made me prove to myself I can do this and achieve my own expectations. Thank you so much.
TG - Beatson Clark

Enabling a Positive Food Safety Culture Course Testimonials

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I thought the content was relevant and will be useful to put in place at site.
SP - Morrisons
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Very knowledgeable and had clearly worked in the industry. Spoke very clearly.
JL - ABP
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Really enjoyed the course and Julie was great. As a production manager this was very informative, this type of course should be promoted to all aspects of any business.”
KH - Kerry
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Excellent course & one that would recommend to become a staple part of team development across the business.”
DW - Hotel Chocolat

Bespoke Training Course Testimonials

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It was a good training day with engaging exercises.
RA - Kerry
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Nigel had us all hooked for the four days, very informative.
PL - Pladis
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I found this course excellent. Peter Warbrick was very knowledgeable , helpful and overall it was an excellent, worthwhile course which I will certainly use in any upcoming auditing visits which I am currently planning.”.
DS - Vernacare
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