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Scottish Prosecutors Resolve Bribery Case With Brand-Rex for £200,000

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 5, 2015

Scotland-based company Brand-Rex, a developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and industrial applications, last month reached a £212,800 civil settlement with Scottish prosecutors for failing to prevent bribery by a third party in violation of Section 7 of the U.K. Bribery Act.

Between 2008 and 2012, Brand- Rex operated an incentive scheme known as “Brand Breaks” for U.K. distributors and installers. In return for meeting or exceeding sales targets, installers and distributors were eligible for varying degrees of rewards, including foreign holidays. The Brand Breaks scheme was not in itself unlawful.

What was unlawful, however, was that an independent installer of Brand-Rex products offered his company’...

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