Trading Standards business advice
We aim to protect consumers and promote a modern, vibrant economy by supporting well-meaning enterprises of all sizes. We are committed to providing a range of information, advice and services to help support responsible businesses to improve their performance while complying with Trading Standards and consumer legislation.
Our Trading Standards service has created a stand-alone team dedicated to supporting businesses improve their performance, profits and compliance. With extensive experience of supporting some of the region’s multi-nationals as well as a wide range of large and small companies, our officers can provide excellent practical business and technical advice. We can offer advice to not only Nottinghamshire businesses but those across the country.
Assured Regulatory Business Advice (ARBA) is an exciting and innovative collaboration between Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council. Through a single point of access, ARBA will streamlines the access your business has to guidance and other support on regulatory issues, covering both Trading Standards and Environmental Health. This includes access to a Primary Authority Partnership where we will deliver those services at a competitive cost and in a co-ordinated way to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency for your business.
Visit the ARBA website to find out more.
We can provide support and advice to your business on product recalls and assist you with issues which could affect the safety of consumers. We also provide a link to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute for national product recalls.
- product recall notices on Trading Standards Institute website
- food alerts on Food Standards Agency website
- product recalls on Electrical safety first website
Whether you run a new start-up company or an existing business, trying to keep up to date with legislation can be daunting.
Business Companion is a government-backed website which contains free impartial information for businesses and individuals who need to know about Trading Standards and consumer protection legislation. While not a replacement for professional advice, it provides the basics for new starters, quick guides for answers on core questions to key topics and in-depth guides.
Business areas covered include:
- consumer rights
- product safety
- distance selling
- food and drink
- animal health and welfare.