Press releases

CTSI's communications team works at a national level for the benefit of a sustainable trading standards service, informed businesses and empowered consumers. 

At local level trading standards matters are dealt with by the council press office.

Please contact us with any national media queries by email pressoffice@tsi.org.uk or by phone

01268 582 240.

Members of the public should contact their local trading standards service or the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 040506.

The clever creativity of Amber Hainey from Walkden, in Manchester, has been rewarded with the top prize in a national competition to design toys which are fun - but also safe.Amber's winning brainchild is a velcro vest and helmet toy...
1 Jul 2009
Pupils from Birmingham are celebrating after they emerged victorious from more than 200 special school teams that entered a national consumer knowledge quiz for children with learning difficulties.The team of three from Lindsworth North School won the Consumer Challenge Quiz...
1 Jul 2009
The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is delighted to welcome their new president Baroness Crawley of Edgbaston.  She recently agreed to take up the post left vacant after the previous president Air Marshal Lord Garden sadly passed away in 2007.TSI chief...
30 Jun 2009
An alarming 25 per cent of shops are still selling knives illegally to youngsters aged under 18 - and it is even worse on the internet, with as many as 80 per cent breaking the law, the Trading Standards Institute...
30 Jun 2009
A brave mother who speaks out against loan sharks like the man she believes drove her son to kill himself has been honoured by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).Carol Highton, aged 46, from Runcorn, Cheshire, who now helps a trading...
30 Jun 2009