Approved Trader Scheme

Approved Trader Scheme

Read about our scheme and decide whether you'd like to join.

What is Trading Standards Approved?

When a trader scheme offers Trading Standards Approval, it means the scheme is either:

  • being operated directly by one or more Trading Standards Services, or
  • working closely with one or more Trading Standards teams to ensure that the scheme's vetting criteria and operation meet minimum standards set by Trading Standards

Trading Standards will have an ongoing involvement in the operation of the scheme to input into the vetting process and ensure it remains robust with members operating in a legal, honest and fair way. Depending on the specific arrangements.

In Worcestershire, we recognise many local businesses and residents value the independent Trading Standards endorsement.

We are delighted to provide our local "Trading Standards Approved" scheme This scheme is operated as a partnership between the County Council and United Knowledge Ltd. 

The website may also list other trading standards approved schemes who meet the minimum criteria and opt in for example Surrey.

More information

If you're a small business, and want to find out how you can benefit from the scheme, download the following document: Information on the UK Trading Standards Approved scheme for small businesses 

You can also find out more by visiting the Trading Standards Approved website

If you are a Worcestershire business or business operating predominantly within Worcestershire and would like more information on joining the scheme please contact Trading Standards

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