We recognise the importance of maintaining the principles associated with the Trading Standards name which remains the property of local authority managed Trading Standards Services. Business Approval Ltd has created a business model through working relationships with local authority Trading Standards Services and through our work with Trading Standards professionals and the communities in which they serve.
Through this relationship we are committed to promoting better business standards, self-regulation and authentication of those businesses who demonstrate that they measure up to our defined criteria setting high standards of customer service and business compliance.
Our businesses must deliver those standards set out in our Customer Charter and Code of Practice in order to achieve membership.
In doing so, members are authorised to display and use our logo highlighting their commitment to delivering excellence in customer service to their customers, high quality goods and services, trading fairly, honestly and with transparency in all their business conduct.
We endorse and promote all of our members with the support of Trading Standards Service, giving consumers confidence that these are businesses that they can trust.
We carry out comprehensive audit checks in accordance with agreed standards and with the assistance of Trading Standards professionals. The final safeguard rests with the supporting Trading Standards Services. Together we guarantee we will only support trusted businesses and remove any business that cannot continuously maintain our high standards or pose a reputational risk to any of our partners.