Trading Standards Service Applauded for its part in Supporting Local Businesses
Posted on: 14 July 2017
The Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards service is a member of the Heart of the South West Better Business for All Partnership (HotSW BBfA). The Partnership has won a national award in recognition of its work in supporting South West businesses and regulators.
Judges this week heard that the BBfA has made a real impact by improving the way regulation is delivered and received, with a focus on business support.
And that the partnership has built excellent working relationships across the region with colleagues both in local authorities and in the business community.
Lee Taylor, Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Officer and Chair of the HotSW BBfA Partnership, said:
“Working with local businesses, we’ve shown how regulatory services actively contribute to economic growth across the region.
“This is national recognition that reflects the work and success of the partnership, and as such I congratulate my BBfA colleagues.”
Councillor Stuart Barker, Devon County Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Trading Standards said:
“Congratulations to the Partnership. The partnership’s strong drive to benefit the businesses in the Heart of the South West region and ability to involve such a large number of organisations in the BBfA partnership really stands out.”
Councillor Anna Groskop, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Trading Standards said:
“Successful engagement with business is critical to our continued economic growth. The HotSW BBfA Partnership is changing the way that regulators are viewed. The energy, tenacity and dedication of the partnership has been key in developing these strong relationships, and getting some major projects off the ground, and I look forward to seeing the Partnership build on this for the future. Well done to the Partnership.”
Heidi Hallam, Partnership Manager for the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership, said:
“The partnership has maintained a strong vision for how the BBfA initiative can benefit our businesses and their passion to see this work in the HotSW LEP area has been inspiring. A big “Thank You” to the partnership and also to the teams that have brought together the work on this initiative for the benefit of our businesses; it’s a pleasure working with you.”
For more information visit the Better Business for All web pages.
For clear practical consumer advice, and to report a matter to Trading Standards, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506
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