Latest information

August 2017

New partnerships

Since the creation of the Commercial Services team a number of new business customers have taken advantage of the Primary Authority Partnership scheme, including:

  • Atherleys Bakery: Family owned bakery in Farnsfield
  • BabyStyle UK: UK and international baby care products in Loughborough
  • GCL Food Ingredients: Food manufacturer and supplier based in Newthorpe
  • Hartland Pies: Products include authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies from Cotgrave
  • Lowdhams: Leading UK dealership for caravans, motorhomes and SsangYong cars in Lowdham
  • Raleigh: World renowned bikes still based in Eastwood
  • Strawsons Limited: Large scale growing of leeks, carrots potatoes and parsnips in Bilsthorpe

The areas that we have been providing help and advice cover a range of topics and issues and cover:


Led by the Metropolitan Police, Operation Sceptre led to 40 arrests and was one of many initiatives aimed targeting people involved in knife crime.

Trading Standards across the country are working to raise awareness among shop owners of the importance of following the law on underage knife sales. It is illegal to sell blades to anyone under the age of 18. One trader in Croydon was recently ordered to pay more than £2,000 after selling a craft knife set to underage teenagers.

Any retailers selling knifes are recommended to first look at the free advice on Business Companion.

Or for more detailed practical assistance contact the team.

Letting agents

Letting agents have six months to prepare for compliance with a new statutory code of practice, set to improve standards and empower customers.

Housing Minister Kevin Stewart is writing to all commercial letting agents to highlight the changes and their responsibilities, and the need to comply by 31 January 2018.

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