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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Browse through our latest Consumer Protection and Trading Standards news reports (below), or take a look through our archive of news articles from previous years.


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Lifetime Achievement Award for Southwark man who dedicated his career to Trading Standards

Posted: 30/11/2022

Southwark Borough Trading Standards Officer Ray Moore, with more than 34 years’ experience in London and beyond, has been recognised in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Travel journalist wins a Trading Standards Hero Award for his practical advice during COVID-19

Posted: 29/11/2022

Travel journalist and broadcaster Simon Calder has won recognition at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony for providing clear and practical advice on travel-related difficulties caused by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK leaving the EU.

Salford Trading Standards Officer wins a Hero Award for her work protecting the public

Posted: 29/11/2022

Marsha Bell, a Trading Standards Officer working at Salford City Council, has received an award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for her work in protecting the public from the hazards of counterfeit goods.

Former police officer wins CTSI Hero Award for scheme safeguarding elderly and vulnerable

Posted: 29/11/2022

Former Police Community Safety Officer Reg Burrell, from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been recognised in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Project addressing potential modern slavery in hand car washes wins a Trading Standards Hero Award

Posted: 29/11/2022

A scheme to address potential modern slavery in hand car washes has led to Slough Borough Council’s Trading Standards team receiving a Diversity and Inclusion Award at Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Pair who work to keep our markets safe and fake-free win a Trading Standards Hero Award

Posted: 29/11/2022

Two key members of the National Markets Group for IP Protection - Gavin Terry and Patrician Lennon - have won recognition at Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony for their work with market operators. 

Hajj Project wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 29/11/2022

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s Hajj Enforcement and Awareness Project has won recognition as the Overall Hero in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

A project which turned a tragic event into positive changes wins CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 29/11/2022

An awareness campaign developed to highlight the dangers of illicit cigarettes – Operation June – has won recognition as the best Trading Standards Project in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute’s (CTSI) annual Hero Awards ceremony. 

Helping scam victims earns Hero Award for Northern Ireland Trading Standards Enforcement Officer

Posted: 29/11/2022

Alison Gilchrist, Northern Ireland’s Lead Officer on Doorstep Crime and Scams, has received the Trading Standards Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) for her tireless work safeguarding victims and potential victims of scams and rogue traders, resulting in savings of over £1m.

Coalition urges Government to scrap EU Bill timetable

Posted: 25/11/2022

Loss of protections across product and food safety, and tackling scams, top public and experts’ concerns.

CTSI urges shoppers to be careful what they bargain for this Black Friday

Posted: 21/11/2022

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is urging shoppers seeking to save money on Black Friday bargains to be on their guard against scams, fake reviews and potentially unsafe goods.

Shop wisely this sale season and avoid getting less than you bargained for with top tips from Citizens Advice

Posted: 14/11/2022

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive season fast approaching, Citizens Advice has released its top tips to remind bargain hunters how to shop safely online.
 


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