Trading Standards strategic teams

There are many aspects to our work from business advice through to legal enforcement.

Business team

This team has responsibility for the delivery of Primary Authority, Primary Authority related brand protection and Business Advice services. They will also identify new opportunities, develop new business partnerships, and deepen existing ones.

Protection team

This team brings together the Customer Response function with Investigations Teams and dedicated Accredited Financial Investigators. Officers in the Investigation Teams will undertake civil and/or criminal investigations into the diverse range of trading standards areas and together with the newly created specialist Prevention Team they will work to protect, support and safeguard those people displaying vulnerable characteristics.

Regulation team

This team delivers the wide range of statutory and regulatory functions assigned to Trading Standards. As well as providing specialist Intelligence and Legal support to the Service, it undertakes market testing and market surveillance initiatives and projects. Where the team identify non-compliances they will carry out follow up investigation work.