Tesco renews partnership with WSET

Tesco has renewed its role as gold level corporate patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

The retail giant has reconfirmed its place as one of 11 gold corporate patrons with the education trust and has long been training staff through WSET courses.

Tesco BWS category director, Rob Cooke, said: “As the UK’s largest retailer for wines and spirits we have a responsibility to our staff and our customers to offer the best training possible.

"By working closely with WSET we are able to offer all of our BWS staff a comprehensive wine and spirits education and support the global industry in line with our core business strategy.”

The renewed partnership is part of a wider strategy for the business to further educate both staff and customers about the industry.

The Corporate Patrons programme ensures that WSET receives essential funding to allow it to continue to develop its courses and qualifications, as well as maintain and advance its digital learning facilities and online global campus.

The programme also supports the growth of WSET’s professional membership body, which provides graduates with industry insights and networking opportunities through events worldwide.