Challenge 21 - Training in Age Related Product Sales
www.challenge21.co.uk - www.think21.co.uk
Training: Our Fixed-Price training days start from £295 + travel. The course will keep staff up to date, and keep you in good standing with the authorities, protecting your licence and your livelihood
Training is delivered on-site, tailor-made to your operation, and delivered by young Investigators experienced in testing age related sales. A typical programme will include:
What are Age Restricted Products and the fines attached to underage sales
The background and reason behind Challenge 21 and Think 21?
What are appropriate forms of ID
How to ask, refuse and accept ID for a sale
Outlets are supplied with free posters to support all ID check
Much more than sitting staff in front of a computer to undertake come ‘virtual’ training, our experienced Challenge21 specialised investigators offer an interactive workshop including presentations, role play, and even a quiz!
call 0871 246 2750
Mystery Shopping Programmes - Licensed Trade: The “Challenge 21” initiative encourages retailers and licensees to seek proof of age from anybody who appears to be under the age of 21. Sadly, the efforts of pub companies and retailers sometimes fall short od Challenge 21 requirements. Our "Mystery Shoppers" - all appearing of questionable age - test out your companies Challenge 21 procedures and assess whether, on the ground, they are being adhered to.
The penalties for serving under-age customers are severe - chains can suffer fines of up to £10,000 and a license review while staff may suffer an £80 fine. Trading Standards and police authorities regularly visit your outlets.
Our staff work under supervision of an experienced Private Detective, using bodyworn cameras and recording transactions on digital audio, regularly used by our clients for assessment and training.
While we have had emulators, we initiated this service in 2002 and - unlike a basic "mystery shopper" service - provide an intense and sophisticated package for Challenge 21 with comprehensive feedback.
Our services - with the backing of the country's leading corporate Private Detective Agency - has been the subject of a BBC documentary and continues to provide the country's leading edge support service.
We have played our part in protecting many licenses that have been the subject of review, saving clients thousands of pounds in lost revenue and damaged reputation