We speak to CTSI Chief Executive Leon Livermore and Events and Communications Executive Karin Layton about the key themes of this year’s CTSI Symposium, taking place in Brighton in early June, and why it is so important for the profession to come together
We speak to David Pickering, CTSI lead officer for food, about the risks associated with its preparation, sale and consumption in the UK and, with recent high-profile allergen cases in mind, how important it is for people to know what they are eating.
We speak to Brandon Cook and Veronica McGinley, CTSI lead officers for age-restricted sales and Tony Allen, chief executive of the Age-Check Certification Scheme about the urgent issue of sales of knives and other harmful products to young people.
We speak to CTSI Lead Officer for automotive issues, Owen Kennedy and his predecessor Gerald Taylor about the challenges trading standards practitioners face in dealing with issues like mileage tampering, online sales and faulty repairs.
We speak to National Trading Standards’ Louise Baxter and Mike Andrews about the fight against scammers, both online and off, and the approaches they are using to keep up with a moving target, like the www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/ initiative.
We explore the legal and practical ramifications of the growth in online markets with CTSI’s joint lead officer for ecommerce David MacKenzie and Mike Andrews, coordinator of the National Trading Standards e-crime team.
We speak to Leon Livermore, Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute about his start in the profession, the changes he's seen through his career and the challenges facing trading standards today.