Trading Standards are introducing a local initiative to celebrate outstanding local contributions to consumer protection and the protection of individuals. As a service Trading Standards rely upon individuals within the community to provide intelligence and support to both investigations and enforcement programmes.
Nominees for the Trading Standards hero award can be submitted at any time by a member of East Sussex Trading Standards service.
Once a local hero has been recognised by the service they will be presented with a certificate commending them for their outstanding contribution to consumer protection and the protection of the individuals.
The emphasis is on local contributions and, in particular, celebrating the actions of individuals and community groups.
The individual or group must have done something extra – above and beyond what normally would be expected of their role.
By presenting individuals with a Trading Standards Heroes’ award we are able to share with you the ways in which individuals from the local community are supporting the work that Trading Standards do.