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Rogue builder from Tiverton jailed

A rogue builder from Tiverton has been sentenced to 27 months in prison, the majority of which was for fraudulent trading. Lee Brent Butler, 40, of Gale Way in Tiverton, … Continue reading

Almost £60,000 of illegal tobacco seized

Illegal tobacco worth almost £60,000 has been confiscated from retailers across the region following a series of operations. Led by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and supported by … Continue reading

Book now for free farmers’ wellbeing webinar

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is holding a webinar to promote wellbeing in the farming community on Thursday 22 July. The pandemic and Brexit have put huge pressure … Continue reading

Food labelling rules are changing in October – sign up to a free webinar to find out how it affects your business

Businesses throughout the region who sell or serve food prepared on the premises can learn more about the changes in food labelling legislation at two free webinars. Hosted by Heart … Continue reading

Made in Devon will be at Devon County Show this year

Our Made in Devon team will be at Devon County Show on 2-4 July, with a stand in the Devon County Council area of the showground. We will be promoting … Continue reading

Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

The Heart of the South West Better Business for All partnership (HotSW BBFA) has won the Better Business for All award at the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth from April

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service will merge with Plymouth City Council Trading Standards from 1 April 2021. All four authorities have approved the plans which will give them … Continue reading

Businesses urged to sign up to ‘prepare for Brexit’ webinar

Businesses in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are invited to a free webinar to hear from experts about preparing for Brexit in less than five weeks’ time. Deal or no … Continue reading

Bridgwater businessman sentenced for fraud

A Bridgwater businessman has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 200 hours community after pleading guilty to nine offences under … Continue reading

Made in Devon can set your business apart

If you own a Devon business and want to build on your reputation for producing quality, locally made goods, the Made in Devon scheme can help showcase what you have … Continue reading


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