Trading Standards Bucks and Surrey

What is 'Trading Standards Approved'?

When TrustMark offers a 'Trading Standards Approved' accreditation it means that they are working closely with one or more Trading Standards Teams to ensure that their vetting criteria and operation of the scheme meet minimum standards. Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards have found that TrustMark actually exceed these standards.

In addition, Trading Standards will have an ongoing involvement in the operation of the scheme and input into the vetting process and ensure that it remains robust with the members operating in a legal, honest and fair way.

What is a Primary Authority Partnership?

Primary Authority offers businesses the opportunity to form legally recognised partnership with one local authority, which then provides robust and reliable advice for the other councils to take into account when carrying out inspections or dealing with non-compliance.

The scheme is a common sense Government initiative to cut red tape and support economic growth through better local regulation.  It is one of the most effective ways for local regulators to improve protection and support their business communities.

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Benefits for TrustMark Registered Firms

Additional benefits to TrustMark Registered Firms on becoming Trading Standards Approved are:

Access to our 'Business Support Booklet'

Devised in partnership with members of the Trading Standards industry to deliver assured advice to members, giving reassurance that your business is compliant with consumer law. 

'Trading Standards Approved' status

Show your commitment & provide greater confidence to your customers through the successful completion of DBS & Intelligence checks.

Prestigious 'mark' for you to advertise

In addition to your 'dynamic' logo detailing your registered TrustMark trades, you will have access to the 'Trading Standards Approved' logo to use on all of your documents, letterheads and marketing materials.

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How to become an 'Approved' trader

Customers value reassurances provided by Trading Standards Approved and you can proudly display an accreditation which has the added independence of a local regulator.

To become an 'approved' trader through the TrustMark and Buckinghamshire & Surrey scheme, you must first meet the membership criteria of TrustMark and then pass the rigorous background checks.

If you would like to apply, visit our page and complete the online application form.  For further information email: tradingstandardsapproved@trustmark.org.uk or call 0333 555 0352