Complaints Policy & Procedure

Our complaints policy

We are committed to providing a high-quality service to all our delegates/clients.  When something goes wrong, we need you to tell us about it.  This will help us to improve our standards.

If you have a complaint, please contact Operations Manager with the details by email support@srscc.co.uk or in writing to:

SR Supply Chain Consultants Ltd
Business First
Millennium City Park
Millennium Road
Preston
PR2 5BL

We have eight weeks to consider your complaint. If we have not resolved it within this time you may complain to our regulating body CIPS, OFSTED, ESFA.

What will happen next?

  1. We will send you a letter acknowledging receipt of your complaint within three days of receiving it, enclosing a copy of this procedure.
  2. We will then investigate your complaint. This will normally involve passing your complaint to the Course Coordinator, who will review your matter file and speak to the member of staff who acted for you.
  3. The Course Coordinator will then invite you to a meeting to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. S/he will do this within 14 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter.
  4. Within three days of the meeting, the Course Coordinator will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions s/he has agreed with you.
  5. If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, the Course Coordinator will send you a detailed written reply to your complaint, including his/her suggestions for resolving the matter, within 21 days of sending you the acknowledgement letter. 
  6. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied, you should contact us again and we will arrange for our Lead Tutor to review the decision.
  7. We will write to you within 14 days of receiving your request for a review, confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons.
  8. If you are still not satisfied, you can then contact:

Education Skills Funding Agency

0370 267 0001

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/education-and-skills-funding-agency

Contact Ofsted about concerns

CIE@ofsted.gov.uk

0300 123 4666

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
Easton House
Easton on the Hill
Stamford
Lincolnshire
PE9 3NZ

Tel: 01780 756777

Dispute Resolution Procedure

Either Party may give to the other written notice (a Dispute Notice), setting out the nature and particulars of the disputed matter (the Dispute) together with relevant supporting documents. On service of a Dispute Notice, CUSTOMER Representative and SRSCC Representatives (together the Representatives) shall attempt in good faith to resolve the dispute. If the Representatives are unable to resolve the Dispute within 30 days of service of the Dispute Notice, the Dispute shall be referred to the chief executive officer of CUSTOMER (or equivalent or senior representative) and chief executive officer of SRSCC (together ‘the chief executive officers’) who shall attempt in good faith to resolve it.

If the chief executive officers are unable to resolve the Dispute within 30 days of it being referred to them, the Parties shall attempt to settle the Dispute by mediation in accordance with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Model Mediation Procedure. Unless otherwise agreed between the Parties, the mediator shall be nominated by CEDR. The following process shall be followed:  to initiate the mediation, a Party shall serve notice in writing (an ADR Notice) to the other Party to the Dispute, requesting a mediation; a copy of the ADR Notice should be sent to CEDR; and the mediation will start not later than 30 days after the date of the ADR Notice. If the Dispute is not resolved within 90 days after service of the ADR Notice, or either Party fails to participate or to continue to participate in the mediation before the expiration of the said period of 90 days, or the mediation terminates before the expiration of the said period of 90 days, the Dispute shall be finally resolved by the courts of England in accordance with Clause 30.  The commencement of mediation shall not prevent the Parties commencing or continuing court proceedings in relation to the Dispute at any time.

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Lucy Eckersley

Lucy Eckersley

Administration Assistant

After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Himsworth

Tom Himsworth

Administrative Assistant

Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
Estelle Marsden

Estelle Marsden

Customer Support Coordinator

Estelle has completed apprenticeships in both Business Administration and Customer service. Her first Role after leaving school was a receptionist at a Podiatrist and that is where she found her passion for helping people and providing positive customer experiences. After 4 years she then moved into retail where her skills progressed further. Estelle has several years’ experience in a customer facing environment, which has led her to the role of Customer Support Coordinator here at SRSCC. Estelle is hoping to expand her expertise further and progress with SRSCC. Other than her passion for Customer Service. Estelle enjoys walking, Hiking, and exploring in her free time. She also enjoys going to the theatre and watching true crime. Estelle likes to spend most of her time with family and friends.
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Emma Jackson

Course Mentor

Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

SRSCC Staff Images Ashlee Scribbins

Ashlee Scribbins

Office Administrator

Ashlee has joined the SRSCC team as an Office Administrator, and with a level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, she fits right in!

Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

SRSCC Staff Images Declan Hemingway

Declan Hemingway

Sales and Business Development Assistant

Declan recently graduated University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing achieving a 2:1 and was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test.

He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.