Modern Slavery Statement 

This statement constitutes Brightwake Ltd Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, setting out the steps we have taken to combat modern slavery within our supply chain and confirming our commitment to taking continued effective action to support the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking in global supply chains. 


The statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) by Brightwake Ltd and applies to all companies within Brightwake Ltd including Insure & Go Insurance Services Ltd. 

The Act requires businesses such as ours to publish an annual statement setting out the steps that have been taken to prevent modern slavery in the business’ operations and supply chains. 


Our Business 

Our business is production of medical devices founded on the core principles of providing quality products and delivering outstanding customer service. We have over 200 employees and provide quality medical devices globally. 


Our Supply Chains 

We acknowledge our responsibilities in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking and are committed to complying with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Brightwake Ltd recognises that this requires an ongoing review of internal practices in relation to our labour force, as well as our supply chains. 


Brightwake Ltd does not knowingly enter into business with other organisations, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly support or are found to involve themselves in slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, or abuse of power over vulnerable individuals. 


We have a zero tolerance stance to modern slavery and human trafficking within our own business, as well as the businesses of our third party partners and suppliers. We are committed to ensuring a working environment where people’s fundamental rights and freedom are respected and embraced. 


Our supply chains are risk assessed as part of our commitment to ensure that our suppliers work within ILO guidelines. 


Our Policies 

Brightwake Ltd is committed to high standards of governance and maintains an internal Modern Slavery policy, as well as other policies which set out our broader ethical standards. These policies include: 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Equal Opportunities 
  • Code of Conduct 
  • Anti-Bribery 
  • Whistleblowing 

Brightwake Ltd whistleblowing policy and confidential helpline provides a safe channel for employees to communicate any concerns they may have regarding any aspect of their working life or work practices, which extends to modern slavery and human trafficking. Any reports will be referred promptly to Human Resources, be fully investigated with appropriate corrective action taken. 
Our employees’ dignity, fair treatment, health, safety and wellbeing are of the utmost importance and are demonstrated through our core values of treating customers fairly, supporting each other and being open, honest and fair in what we say and do. 

We ensure that we do not employ people who are underage or who do not have the right to work in the UK. Robust Right to Work checks are completed with all potential new employees, prior to commencement of their employment. 


Risk-Assessment and Due Diligence 

Due to the nature of our business which includes the manufacture or retailing of physical goods and its core supply chains, we assess that there is a very low risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains by using the modern slavery map from the ILO. 


When selecting new suppliers or partners, we adopt a risk-based approach in assessing the potential impact on our robust stance against modern slavery, noting that the risk will be higher where suppliers have relevant operations in emerging economies. While the risk is assessed as very low for our business, we are working to embed modern slavery and human trafficking considerations within our due diligence and contracting process, including reviewing published modern slavery statements and requesting further materials or confirmations where appropriate. 


Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking training 

Brightwake Ltd is dedicated to ensuring that all employees are educated, understand and take seriously their personal responsibility for our zero-tolerance stance in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking. 


We understand that modern slavery and human trafficking risks will not remain static and will continue to complete a regular review with a view to mitigating any new risks that may be identified. 


Further Steps 

We will seek to further embed consideration of the Act within our supplier tender and contractual process, requesting further due diligence materials or confirmations where the risk is assessed to be higher.  


This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31st March 2023. It was approved by the Board of Directors of Brightwake Ltd Group Ltd on 26 June 2023. 


Stephen Cotton

Managing Director