Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have donated over 3,500 items to two foodbanks as part of their celebrations for reaching 150 Primary Authority Partnerships.
The foodbanks in question are in Aylesbury and Epsom & Ewell, with the items donated including food, household cleaning supplies, personal care items and cash.
Alongside their business partners, Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards have collected and distributed over 1,760 items and £525 for Aylesbury foodbank, whilst another 1,760 items and over £550 have been collected and distributed for the Epsom & Ewell foodbank.
The donations are in celebration of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards reaching the milestone of 150 Primary Authority Partnerships, making it the largest regulatory provider of Primary Authority services.
Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice in meeting various regulations through a single point of contact. This is invaluable for start-up businesses to get it right from the outset and enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices, and procedures.
The landmark achievement comes off the back of Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards also winning the “Service Excellence Award” at the BEIS Regulatory Awards 2022.
Michele Manson, Business Team Manager at Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards said: “We’re delighted that we and our partners have been able to collate so many donations for both Aylesbury and Epsom & Ewell foodbanks.
“The work they do is so vital and it’s great that we have been able to aid them like this. We were determined to celebrate our recent achievements in a meaningful way that supported our local communities, and this has been the perfect way to do that.”
Heather-Joy Garrett, Operations Manager at Aylesbury Foodbank said: “Our foodbanks provide vital emergency support to people in the local community. We are delighted that Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards are working together with us and their business partners to make this great donation.”
Jonathan Lees, Managing Director and Founder of Epsom and Ewell Foodbank said: “It’s great that Bucks & Surrey trading standards have worked with their business partners to make this donation, cooperation like this helps us to continue to provide vital emergency support to people in the local community.”
James Lowman, Chief Executive Association of Convenience Stores said: “Entering our partnership with Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards was one of the best decisions we have made, and it has continued to deliver every year.
“The quality of support from the team, has been consistently professional, pragmatic, and engaged. This has helped us to tackle new and existing compliance challenges with confidence.”
Business partners who have helped contribute donations include:
• Green Motion Car and Van Rental
• Delphic HSE Ltd.
• Natural Instinct Limited
• Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
• Global Manuka UK
• E Scooter Professional LTD
• Solution EU Limited
• Bahlsen LLP
• Sports Supplement Ltd
• Creative Nature
For more information on Primary Authority Partnerships, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/primary-authority-overview
For more information on Aylesbury foodbank please visit: https://aylesbury.foodbank.org.uk/
For more information on Epsom & Ewell foodbank please visit: https://epsomewell.foodbank.org.uk/
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