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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

Free webinars on changes to food labelling laws on offer to businesses

Businesses selling or serving food in catering establishments are invited to attend one of three webinars to help them prepare for changes in food labelling legislation next year. The webinars … Continue reading

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards set to merge with Plymouth

Proposals to create a single Trading Standards service to cover Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth were approved by Devon County Council’s (DCC) Cabinet this week. (Wednesday 9 September). If agreed … Continue reading

Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are holding an online event to promote mental health and wellbeing in the farming community on Friday 31 July. The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and … Continue reading

Toolkit to help businesses reopen launches

A toolkit to help businesses in Devon, Somerset and Torbay to reopen safely has been launched. Better Business For All (BBFA) is a partnership of Devon and Somerset’s local authorities, … Continue reading

Trading Standards to continue monitoring restrictions over the bank holiday

As the lockdown continues and we prepare to commemorate VE day at home this bank holiday weekend, our Trading Standards teams across Devon, Somerset and Torbay are continuing to monitor … Continue reading