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TSI to manage ERWIN business advice website


TSI adds another string to its new business education bow with online advice service

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is pleased to announce it is to manage the Everything Regulation When It's Needed (ERWIN) advice website as part of its wider business education portfolio.

The ERWIN web service was originally set up with government backing and provides users with comprehensive packages of information based upon typical regulatory risks their business may face. 

The service has been moved from the East of England Trading Standards Association (EETSA) to TSI following TSI's new role from In April 2013 as principal deliverer of business facing consumer law education.  The ERWIN service will eventually be absorbed into TSI's wider business education service which will be rolled out later in the year but the ERWIN site will continue under its current format for some six months.

TSI's operations and policy director Andy Foster said: "We are delighted to have reached an agreement with colleagues at EETSA that the ERWIN website should be incorporated within our new business facing service.  Simplicity and coherence are key to our strategy - having all business support tools in one place will make life easier for businesses and gives our vision of creating an economy of well informed and empowered businesses and consumers the best chance of success."

EETSA Ltd's chairman Peter Gell said: "ERWIN has become a well respected web based business regulation tool covering multi-regulatory areas, but to maximise its potential we recognise that ERWIN would benefit from having the support and development expertise of a successful national service provider.  We believe that the Trading Standards Institue, with its business facing education role and wider service launch later in the year, is the ideal home for ERWIN."   

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Trading Standards Institute (TSI)
TSI is a training and membership organisation that has represented the interests of the Trading Standards profession since 1881 nationally and internationally.  We aim to raise the profile of the profession while working towards fairer, better informed and safer consumer and business communities.
TSI’s members are engaged in delivering frontline trading standards services in local authorities and in businesses. @tsi_uk

The East of England Trading Standards Association (EETSA)
EETSA aims to assist trading standards professionals in their role of protecting consumers and supporting business.  EETSA represents a partnership arrangement of 11 Local Authority Trading Standards departments in the East of England : Bedford Borough Council , Cambridgeshire County Council , Central Bedfordshire Council , Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Luton Borough Council,Norfolk County Council, Peterborough City Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Suffolk County Council, Thurrock Council .

DATE: 15 May 2013