Altius Supply Chain Compliance Blog

Punch Chooses Altius

Written by Altius | Aug 20, 2009 2:56:41 PM

Punch Taverns, the UK’s leading pub company, have recently made the decision to go with Altius as their only recognised provider of compliance assessments for all of their property development, maintenance and facilities contractors.

This move comes as a result of a rationalisation of arrangements across the group, following extensive research into all the available options carried out by Stephen Allen, Head of Property at Punch Taverns. This is clearly good news for Altius Vendor Assessment, knowing that a major UK leisure group has recognised the robustness and effectiveness of the Altius assessment. It is also good news for all the currently Altius Assured contractors, who may now be able to gain opportunities for work with Punch Taverns. Finally of course, it is also good news for Punch Taverns, providing them with the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are using the very best contractor assessment agency in the UK!

Stephen Allen said, “Having given this serious consideration, looking at other possible solutions and also seeing the effect Altius are having with other clients, we are now delighted to be working with Altius. Punch Taverns are fully committed to making sure all our contractors sign up to the Altius assessment and from the end of 2009 we will only be using contractors who have achieved the necessary Altius assured status, so that we can quickly start to see the benefits of knowing that we are dealing with the best contractors available.”

Gary Plant, MD of Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd., said, “It is very gratifying to know that a large, forward thinking group like Punch Taverns have done their homework and concluded that Altius are the right choice. We look forward to working with them and continuing to develop the Altius scheme to meet their requirements into the future”.

Punch Taverns plc is the UK’s leading pub company with a quality portfolio of 7,600 leased tenanted and managed pubs across the UK. The group includes Punch Pub Company (formerly Spirit Group) and Punch Partnerships - formerly Punch Taverns (Leased). Visit to find out more.