Primary Authority Partnerships

Many businesses find themselves looking for guidance and other support to help them navigate trading standards legislation which can often be complex and very technical in its nature.

Why choose a Primary Authority Partnership?

Forming a relationship with a local authority who know and understand such legislation and are experienced in applying it in a commercial context can reduce costs and drive brand reputation. Primary Authority partnerships create the opportunity to do just that.

Crucially, advice that is offered through a Primary Authority partnership and that has been followed and properly implemented can provide protection for your business against action by other local authorities. 

You can be confident in the value of a Primary Authority Partnership as it is a nationally recognised scheme, overseen by the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), through the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS).  It is important to note that partnerships of this kind can only be formed with their agreement and approval.

Why choose us?

A Primary Authority partnership with Nottinghamshire Trading Standards will give your business priority access to a specialist team of highly skilled officers who are dedicated to steering businesses through this challenge with a clear understanding of the commercial imperative. 

In Nottinghamshire, we have strong partnerships with businesses across a broad range of sectors, from SMEs to multi-national corporations. We are their link to the wider trading standards community and provide assurance of their integrity and commitment to high standards of compliance.

Find out more

You can find out more and watch a video about Primary Authority and the benefits for business on the GOV.UK website.

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Our services are available through an ongoing contract or on a one off/project basis depending on your needs. Find out more about our charges