Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation. This service offers free, impartial legal guidance for businesses that sell goods and/or supply services to consumers.

The basics


Help with understanding UK trading laws. Find out how the law sees businesses that sell to consumers.


Concise guidance


Quick Guides are arranged by what, where and how you sell to help you find the information you need.


Detailed information


If you know what you're looking for, or want to browse a list of specific guidance arranged by category, the In-depth Guides deliver the detail.

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Associate

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Tom Hughes

Peer to Peer - Admin

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Malcolm Brabon

SME Manager

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.



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