Business advice from Trading Standards

Business advice

Whether you are a start-up or established business, Trading Standards support and encourage businesses by providing advice and information to help businesses comply with the law.

Business Companion

Business Companion provides free and impartial legal guidance for businesses and individuals for a wide range of trading standards and consumer protection related matters.

Tailored Business Advice

We can also offer your business detailed and bespoke advice on a chargeable basis. This advice is tailored to your needs and will be delivered by a Trading Standards professional. Please contact us at for more information.

Primary Authority

If your business is based in Central Bedfordshire and also trades outside the county, the Primary Authority Partnership scheme could save you time, money and make it simpler to deal with regulations.

It allows a legally recognised partnership between your business and ourselves which can simplify your relationship with all the local authorities you deal with. It gives you a single point of contact, and lets you take advantage of our expertise and advice to deal with all regulatory issues.


We're governed by many different pieces of legislation.

If you'd like to know what they are, email and we'll send you a list.