Free advice for start-up and small to medium sized businesses

Gloucestershire Trading Standards are offering free advice until the end of August 2020. Normal price £250 per annum or £70 per hour.

Whether you are trading as a small family run business or an international company, Gloucestershire Trading Standards can help to ensure you clearly understand the legislative requirements related to your business activity, and can get the right advice to be able to meet those requirements.


All businesses are subject to Consumer Protection Law and in the current economic climate where time is money. Gloucestershire Trading Standards can help to make getting it right first time easier and therefore help your business to be fair, competitive and legal. We cover over 100 Acts of Parliament including those relating to general business, food, safety, weights and measures, animal health and animal feed.


This pack will help to explain the advice, support and guidance their experienced team can offer and the ways you can access straightforward information. They use a flexible modular approach so that you get information tailored to the requirements of your business.

Please ONLY email the team at this current time on tradingstandards@gloucestershire.gov.uk. They will ask you some questions about the nature of your organisation to ensure you get the right information for your needs. The charge will be completely FREE until the end of August 2020.

See Gloucestershire Trading Standards website as well as access to self information business advice sheets.