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The Partnership

Local Authorities in the Partnership

SWERCOTS is a partnership of 15 local authority trading standards services, who work together to maximise the benefits of regional collaboration and to enable each partner to be more effective in the delivery of locally responsive services. Our common purpose is to promote a fair and safe trading environment to protect the interests of consumers and reputable businesses in south west England."

 You can click on the map above to find more about each of our member local authorities, each summary section includes a link to their Trading Standards service page

The core services we provide to the region include:

  • Consultation and policy development
  • Maintaining a high profile for the service with stakeholders,
  • Promoting a fair and safe trading environment
  • Shared service delivery and best practice implementation
  • Internal service improvement, benchmarking and training
  • Co-ordinating the flow of intelligence, such that the regional Control Strategy reflects the priorities of member trading standards services and facilitating task and finish groups in order to deliver defined outcomes.
  • Attracting funding streams into the region in order to deliver key pieces of work that have local, regional and often national impact.
  • Identify, share and optimise use of all available skills and resources, minimising duplication and maximising economies of scale resulting from regional activity.


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SWERCOTS elected members booklet 2011-12 v1 sml.pdf481.89 KB
SWERCOTS Public Health Leaflet.pdf190.9 KB