Visit the Associations "Know More & Be The Best" and "Accreditation Criteria" pages to find out how the Beverage Standards Accreditation processes are designed to communicate a valuable and fair assessment of any establishment serving hot beverages. They benefit the entrant’s owners, their customers, staff and the paying public.

The 2016 Beverage Standards Accreditation Route to Developing Standards and Rewarding Excellence is an unbiased, valuable and impartial assessment system designed to help raise standards of any establishment serving hot beverages.

The assessment programme has two main aims: -

  • Raising standards across our industry and facilitating a change that helps all participating establishments to get better within their chosen field of operation
  • Showcasing and promoting venues that are delivering exceptional standards.

This dual approach offers those entering the awards an objective, expert assessment of drinks quality whilst taking into consideration, service standards and the environment in which they are being served.

You can see the Assessors Form and the Assessment criteria by clicking here.

This leading BSA Accreditation and Assessment programme is aimed at evaluating all aspects of your business including environment, facilities, customer service and those all so important beverage standards.

Recommended Certification
These outlets will have scored over 36% and will demonstrate they offer a wide range of hot beverages, high quality customer service and a sound knowledge of their business.

The 4 and 5 Cup Certification
These outlets will have scored over 86% to be conferred a 4 Cup Certificate. The outstanding establishments who score between 95% to 100% will be bestowed the coveted 5 Cup Accreditation.

As the Associations focuses is on "Raising Standards" through Accreditation, Training and Resource, we will be developing the following "Accolades" and an on-going development programme.

BSA "Raising Standards" Accolade
This is what the Accreditation system is all about and the winner will have invested time and effort is raising their own standards. They will have bought into the BSA Accreditation processes and will have delivered exceptional improvements in all areas.

BSA "Newcomer" Accolade
This will awarded to venues which have performed well in their first year of taking part in the BSA assessment programme, combining excellent service with high standards. The entrants may have been open for ten years or just opened but they must be completely new to our accreditation process.

BSA "Overall Experience" Accolade
The winner will have shown exemplary standards in all areas of the Accreditation programme and are a true ambassador for the BSA gold standard drinks awards and the Five Cup Accreditation programme.

"Raising the Bar" Assessment Process
The Association will also be supporting the Accreditation process this year by introducing the beyond the Awards assessment programme that allows venues who want to improve their standards further
This process will be headed up by Martyn Herriott and Jon Skinner who will contact outlets and businesses further to discuss the benefits of taking up further training through our City & Guilds Centres and qualified trainers.

Updated: Thursday, 5th May 2016