Business support service scoops top award

A business support service set up by the 10 Greater Manchester authorities – including Trafford Council – has scooped a top award.

The Greater Manchester Regulatory Centre of Excellence brings regulatory services in the area under one banner and includes the county’s fire services.

It was named the winner in the Better Businesses for All category at the Office for Product Safety and Standards annual Regulatory Excellence Awards in London.

The GMRCE was commended for its primary authority partnership with the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

The organisation uses a range of methods to provide advice and training for firms in everything from environmental health laws to fire safety. Methods used range from workshops and training to specialist bespoke support.

Cllr Mike Freeman, Trafford Council Executive Member for Public Safety, Governance and Reform, said:

Being recognised for our work in this important area is a terrific honour and a real tribute to the hard work and dedication of the staff involved.

It is vital firms learn of their responsibilities relating to these rules and regulations and how they apply to them and we have received an enthusiastic response from businesses keen to tap into the expertise available.”

Posted on Monday 1st July 2019