Legislation can be complicated and it isn’t always easy to know what is applicable to your business and what you need to do to comply.
We provide free impartial business support and advice to help new and existing businesses across Suffolk. We advise on laws that govern the way we buy, sell, rent and hire goods and services.
These laws cover things like:
Trading Standards support and encourage businesses by giving advice and information to help businesses get it right first time.
Here in Suffolk we welcome local companies and sole traders to contact us to discuss their business, and the ways in which we may be able to assist them.
We can help businesses with start up advice, with the labelling of their products, assist them with setting up due diligence systems, carry out checks on their weighing equipment, provide information on resolving consumer disputes and offer guidance on product safety, credit advertising and various other areas of legislation.
Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation.
Further help and advice
There are a number of support organisations in Suffolk that offer advice, training and networking opportunities for businesses, some examples of which can be found below:
MENTA - Menta is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides free, impartial one-to-one advice and support for start ups, emerging and existing businesses and for those considering self-employment.
New Anglia Growth Hub - The New Anglia Growth Hub is a central point for businesses and individuals across Norfolk and Suffolk, and provides a simple and easy route to business support.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce - Members of Suffolk Chamber have access to a full range of networking events and key business services including international trade advice.
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