GSCOP Training

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Refresher Workshop | Wednesday 27 September 2017 | 9:30 – 1pm | Leeds

Full Workshop | Thursday 26 October 2017 | 9:30 – 4pm | Leeds


The Groceries Supply Code of Practice (‘GSCOP’) came into force on February 2010 and was intended to protect suppliers to major supermarkets from being treated unfairly.  The top ten supermarkets are legally required to train their buyers on GSCOP annually. However, around 57% of suppliers have received no GSCOP training. If you are in the 57%, 43% of your competitors have an advantage over you.

GSCOP implies restrictions on the major supermarkets’ behaviour which form part of a supplier contract with the supermarket. No knowing GSCOP means you do not know your legal rights. Not knowing your legal rights means you are at a commercial disadvantage.

Our workshops give you a commercial advantage.

Refresher Workshop

This workshop is aimed at those who already have had some GSCOP training. You will have a basic understanding of the Code, what GSCOP is about and how to use it. This session will look at current issues within the grocery retail market, how retailers are implementing GSCOP and how to work in a practical and pragmatic way with your retail partners.

Full GSCOP Workshop 

Our full workshop provides you with a root and branch understating of GSCOP and how to use it in a commercially effective way. We will explain the purpose of GSCOP, its contents, how it has been applied, the role of the Groceries Code Adjudicator, the latest development and how the supermarkets behaviour is changing.

Your Presenters

Mark Jones, Head of Food and Drink at Gordons LLP, and Ged Futter, Director of GSCOP Ltd, will jointly present the workshops.

Mark is commercial dispute solicitor who specialises in food and drink law. He has worked in-house at Morrisons and Iceland. Mark has advised on GSCOP disputes and trained major suppliers and supermarkets on GSCOP for the last seven years. He is currently advising on GSCOP de-listing disputes and recently settled a £5m GSCOP claim favourably for his supplier client. Mark also assists clients responding to Competition and Markets Authority enquires made in relation to the grocery sector and how it operates.

Ged is a founding director of GSCOP Ltd, one of the few businesses to focus solely on GSCOP. GED spent 15 years as a buyer at Asda…

Cost & Venue

Refresher Workshop – £195 plus VAT | Full Workshop – £250 plus VAT

Venue: Gordons LLP, Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW (link)


*Spaces are limited