The Value of Trading Standards - A showcase of excellence, innovation and best practice
It’s no small feat that, despite challenging cuts to finances and resources, trading standards services up and down the country continue to carry out extraordinary work to protect the public and advise businesses.
To celebrate this work, CTSI will be producing a guide, The Value of Trading Standards, highlighting examples of excellence, innovation and best practice amongst trading standards services nationwide. The Guide will primarily be aimed at decision makers. It has been noted in the past that councillors do not understand the role their trading standards services play in protecting communities and assisting businesses – it is hoped this document will assist local services in getting the message across to their members and senior managers, as well as helping CTSI at a national level.
In addition, we’ll be selecting a number of submissions to present their case at one of two plenary sessions, entitled The Value of Trading Standards. Plenary sessions offer the chance to highlight work directly to the profession. Each selected submission will have 20 minutes to discuss their project from the main stage on either the Tuesday or Wednesday of Symposium.
Both the guide and plenary will offer local authority trading standards services the chance to gain positive publicity for their authority at a national level, highlighting that their professional body recognises the excellent work that they’ve conducted.