Chartered Status

Celebrating chartered status Introducing the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

CTSI In this feature royal charter new logo new website Celebrating chartered status Introducing the Chartered Trading Standards Institute T he institute has begun a new This is a huge chapter in its 134-year history day, huge by joining the eminent ranks of moment for the chartered organisations. institute, putting us in an Its been ve years in the elite group with other making, but nally, CTSI was awarded the organisations and being Royal Charter, signed by the Queen, on recognised for what we do 1 April. This impressive document a work of calligraphy on vellum was presented MARK MCGINTY in an ofcial case, complete with an CTSI Chairman impression of the Great Seal of the Realm. It establishes CTSI as a chartered institute, adding to its and its members professional status within both central and local government, as well as among its partners and stakeholders, businesses and the public. To mark its moment in history, CTSI staged a celebration on 30 April in London at the Skyloft, where vice-presidents of the institute, peers and serving trading standards ofcers toasted the occasion. CTSIs new logo, which reects this change in status, was also unveiled. Speaking of its achievement, CTSIs chief executive Leon Livermore says: I am proud to be at the helm of this organisation at this positive time of change. Being granted the prestigious Royal Charter is a testament to our achievements and value as a professional body, and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been part of the long process that has brought us here today. Tap to listen The new CTSI logo: the final letter represents a searchlight looking out for the interests of the profession The end of a long journey ROY MARTIN CTSIs finance director This is of great value to the trading standards profession, too, giving the competency of chartered trading standards practitioners added recognition and status, which is truly well deserved. The award of chartered status has occurred in conjunction with CTSIs new vision for the structure of trading standards a blueprint that the institute will be presenting to the new government and consumer minister as soon as practicable following the General Election on 7 May. Livermore enthuses: We start this new era with a strong new vision for the delivery of trading standards, to ensure a resilient and sustainable service that can continue to ght the corner of consumers and honest businesses despite continuing budget cuts in local authorities. He adds: Im also delighted to reveal our new logo, which is a fantastic visual marker for our continuing work as the leading light for the trading standards profession. The thinking behind the new logo was to reect CTSI as a beacon for the trading standards profession, and to give a nod to its history in weights and measures with the cube balancing on one of its corners. As part of this rebranding, CTSIs website is also changing. From 1 August, the domain name will become and a new website will follow soon after. For more information on the new vision that CTSI is proposing for the trading standards profession, watch the video on page 7 of this issue of TS Today. Credits Published You might also like Irja Howie is a senior communications Thursday 7 May, 2015 New vision: Rewind, reset, restart, executive at CTSI. Images: Grainge Photography page 18 of TS Review, May 2015 To share this page, click on in the toolbar Tap to listen