Business Approval Register

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If you are a reputable and reliable business and would like to be considered for membership, apply here.

Benefits for businesses and consumers

North Tyneside Council are pleased to support The Business Approval Register and the list of Trading Standards Approved Businesses.

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The register has been set up for the benefit of both local consumers and businesses across the region. All businesses have committed to providing a high level of customer service and compliance with consumer protection legislation.

Benefits for business:

  • use of the Trading Standards Approved Accreditation logo
  • support from Trading Standards professionals and Local Authority Trading Standards Services
  • customers will know you are reliable and trustworthy
  • you will gain a competitive edge
  • you will have inclusive website profile, online advertising and social media marketing
  • entry into the printed business directory of Trading Standards Approved businesses
  • The Business Approval Register will be promoted to residents by Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Gateshead Councils

Benefits for consumers:

  • members are local, reliable, and trustworthy
  • confidence in trusted local businesses committed to delivering quality goods and service
  • customers can read reviews and rate services
  • full background checks are carried out
  • they are committed to complying with a code of practice


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