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Plan to achieve good quality of life for all animals in Wales published

Posted: 04/11/2021

A five-year plan which outlines steps towards achieving the ambition of ensuring a good quality of life for all animals in Wales will be published today by the Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths.

CCAS raises business reputation among its code sponsors

Posted: 01/11/2021

According to a recent survey of its business code sponsors, the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) announced that almost 94% believed membership in the scheme raised their reputation.

Deprioritisation of £14 million investment in regulatory compliance apprenticeships "considerably disappointing"

Posted: 26/10/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have voiced their "considerable disappointment" at the announcement that the Government's spending review will not consider a proposed ring-fenced fund for regulatory compliance apprenticeships.

Safety advice issued for first Fireworks Night and Diwali since lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Posted: 22/10/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued fireworks safety advice ahead of the upcoming Diwali and Fireworks Night celebrations, on November 4 and 5, respectively.

Trading Standards Officer wins Hero Award for allergen project inspired by the late Megan Lee

Posted: 20/10/2021

Dilys Harris, a Senior Trading Standards Officer at Caerphilly County Borough Council, has been recognised by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for her work on a recent food allergen project.

South West Trading Standards project wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

A project entitled Raising awareness of Mental Health & Wellbeing in farming communities, created by Heart of the South West Trading Standards officers Nikki Rattenbury, Rebecca Barker and Samantha Younger of the Trading Standards Farming Partnership (TSFP), has won recognition from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). 

WRi Group Managing Director wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

The Managing Director of WRi Group, Graham Mogg, has received a Business Award at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute's (CTSI) Hero Awards. 

Cheshire East anti-scam project wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has recognised an anti-scam project in Cheshire East at its annual Hero Awards ceremony in London.

Southwark Trading Standards Enforcement Officer wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

Angel Harrow, a Trading Standards Enforcement Officer working at Southwark Council's trading standards service, has received an award for her work by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI).

Trading Standards professionals recognised for Race & Equalities work

Posted: 20/10/2021

Three trading standards professionals have been recognised for their important work supporting race and equalities in the trading standards profession. 

BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme was recognised by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) at its annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Birmingham trading standards expert wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 20/10/2021

Senior Trading Standards Officer Tariq Mohammed has been awarded the CTSI Hero Award for Intellectual Property (IP).


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