Scottish pastry supplier Bells Food Group has been given an award for its health and safety practices.

Based in Shotts, North Lanarkshire, the company has achieved a silver in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards.

The scheme receives entries from around the world, and recognises achievement in health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.

“It’s a real honour to receive a silver RoSPA award and reflects the hard work and dedication of the team at Bells,” said Bells Food Group managing director Ronnie Miles.

“Our staff are the lifeblood of our company and we are committed to maintaining high standards of health and safety across the board and I’d like to congratulate the team for their continued efforts.”

Bells health and safety officer Chris Brannan (pictured above) will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Glasgow in September.

“The RoSPA Awards are the most highly-respected in the health and safety arena, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, and allow organisations to prove excellence in the workplace, demonstrating a commitment to the wellbeing of not only employees but all those who interact with it,” said Julia Small, RoSPA head of qualifications, awards and events.

In May, Bells expanded its senior team with four new appointments, including the promotion of two third-generation family members to the firm’s board.