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CTSI can provide expert opinion on national trading standards policy and legislation. However, if you are looking for details of a specific case it is most likely a matter for the local authority trading standards team.


Hero Awards: Hero Award for elite sniffer dog that recovered over £6m in illegal tobacco

Posted: 26/06/19

Imagine a sniffer dog, so good at its job, that a £25K bounty is put on its head!

Scamp, a diligent springer spaniel who recovered over £6 million worth of illegal tobacco products in the last 5 years, has been named the Institutes Hero in the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Awards 2019.

Hero Awards: Illegal money lending safeguard partnership receives Hero award

Posted: 26/06/19

Operation Gripped, a three-way partnership formed in Summer 2018, receives this year’s prestigious Outstanding Trading Standards Initiative Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), for raising awareness of the perils of using loan sharks in Runcorn, Halton.

Hero Awards: Trading Standards Port team leading the way in unsafe product interceptions

Posted: 26/06/19

What an achievement it would be to be the authority that intercepts a third of all non-compliant and unsafe products entering the UK. Well, Thurrock Trading Standards Ports Team holds exactly that title. Last year alone it intercepted 36% of such goods earning the team the prestigious Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Product Safety Hero Award.

Hero Awards: County Councillor drives dynamic change in services offered to Powys citizens and businesses

Posted: 26/06/19

Driving dynamic change tirelessly for trading standards comes easy to Councillor James Evans, who has been awarded the Political Hero Award by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) in recognition of his commitment to providing unequivocal direction and support to his local services.

Business saving consumers potentially millions from fraud earns CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 26/06/19

Investigation and verification service provider, KwikChex, has earned a prestigious Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award for its continuous work and passionate commitment on behalf of consumers, particularly around timeshare scams.


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