TSI’s continuous product improvement agenda takes a leap forward today with the launch of our new disaster recovery facility. As part of our continuing commitment to sound business continuity planning, the upgrade is a vast improvement on our already strong system backup position. All TSI websites including ts broadcast and ts community will be further protected by our new disaster recovery solution which has now gone live. ts community and ts broadcast customers are further protected by a solution that...
14 Oct 2009
Counterfeit goods estimated to be worth up to £10 million has been recovered by Redbridge Council's Trading Standards team. Fake designer labelled handbags, clothing and jewellery were seized in a storage warehouse in Gants Hill in an operation paid for by a leading designer clothing brand.
9 Oct 2009
TSI response (PDF 75.7KB). TSI urges the FSA to look at alternative enforcement strategies for food standards work as the options available at present (written warnings/prosecution) are restrictive for both regulators and business  
9 Oct 2009
A scam mail campaign backed by TSI launched on 1 October with an unveiling of the poster at St Pancras International by campaigner Marilyn Baldwin, TSI’s chief executive Ron Gainsford and the Serious Organised Crime Agency’s deputy director Sharon Lemon.  The poster will be featuring on 1,000 billboards across the country.The two posters at the station are in a very prominent position in full view for Eurostar and underground travellers alike.  The launch received national coverage with Think Jessica’s Marilyn...
9 Oct 2009
TSI response (PDF 75.7KB). Whilst expressing general support for the Food Standards Agency's regulatory work, TSI makes suggestions for improved links with local authority practitioners and calls for greater prominence to consultations affecting the business community in order to enable businesses to be involved in the early stages of changes rather than raising issues once new legislation is in place
9 Oct 2009
TSI is pleased to announce Carol Banting from Waltham Forest as our lucky Open Day prize draw winner - congratulations Carol! Head Office gave visitors a warm welcome on our open day 24 September.  Guests came along to see what we do, find out more about our products and services, and how to make best use of them. Main areas of interest included qualifications, ts e-learning college, ts broadcast, CPPD and much more. Everyone enjoyed the day and we hope to organise...
8 Oct 2009
TSI is pleased to announce the launch of - unique online business training. National Consumer Week hosted the launch of this fantastic opportunity for businesses to enhance their reputation – with 'Know Your Consumers Rights' as the theme. TSI is currently offering two learning plans FREE of charge, with the remaining three priced at only £30 plus VAT each.Each learning plan provides material designed to develop knowledge of the subject area. Where relevant, case studies and activities have been...
5 Oct 2009
A rogue heating engineer has been busted by trading standards in Enfield.  He was prosecuted for fraudulently using the NIC EIC industry-approved logo.Steven English, from Essex, was ordered to pay £18,000 in damages to the complainant who had had to move out of his house for the rogue’s work to be put right by a qualified electrician.English was also given a 2 month suspended prison sentence, 80 hours of community work and was ordered to pay the Council's costs of...
2 Oct 2009
TSI's call for a ban of energy doorstep selling received another great platform as chief executive Ron Gainsford was invited to talk about it on GMTV's sofa, interviewed by Penny Smith and John Stapleton.He was on the programme this morning, Friday 25 September,  at 6.10am.
25 Sep 2009
TSI response (113 KB). TSI had hoped that there might be more for consumers in the Draft Legislative Programme and urges the Government to adopt the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representation) Bill in the Queen's Speech  
21 Sep 2009