Better Business for All
We could tell you what the Better Business for All (BBfA) initiative is all about but we would rather tell you first about the benefits that businesses like yours have gained.
Business A wanted to develop some new food products and needed labelling advice. By working with their local Environmental Health service the food labels were soon compliant and completed in next-to-no time. The business owner felt reassured that the correctly labelled products on the supermarket shelves wouldn’t cause him any sleepless nights.
Business B is an award winning cheesemaker. They sought weights and measures advice to find out if their scales were accurate to ensure that the products weighed the correct amount and to protect the business from giving too much away.
Business C is a gym. The owner ran lots of classes with loud music playing. He hadn’t thought about the effect on his hearing over time. A Health and Safety Officer visited and offered to take noise readings. As a result the owner purchased a decent set of ear plugs and saved himself major health problems further down the years.
As well as helping businesses solve issues like above we have also helped companies with:
If you have any of the problems and challenges listed or another issue that is keeping you awake at night, BBfA may be able to help you.
Who we are and what we do
BBfA is an initiative that brings together regulators, local businesses and business organisations to show how, by working with regulators, you can save time and money, improve your competitiveness and help your business to grow.
We do this by working in partnership with you, our local businesses, to reach an understanding of each individual business and the pressures it faces on a daily basis.
We aim to take away the barriers and help your business grow?
We want to help your business grow by understanding each other’s perspectives. Together we can create a safe and fair trading environment that supports business growth, encourages fair competition and protects consumers.
We encourage you to seek trusted advice from us so that you can plan with confidence. We want to provide the reassurance that you are doing the right things to comply with legislation. In doing so, we hope to build relationships that take away the fear of regulation and inspection.
We can help you with practical understanding of the law in the following areas:
Benefits to Businesses
- Getting it right, first time
- Be reassured and confident that you are doing the right things
- Get advice on the law which makes it easier to understand
- Save time by receiving expert help and advice, rather than struggling on your own
- Save money because the advice we give won’t ask you to do more than you have to do to comply
- Know that you are receiving low cost and free advice from a trusted expert source
- Develop a strong working relationship with your local regulators
Who are the BBfA partners?
BBfA partnership consists of the seven councils within the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area, the Fire Service, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) and the North East Growth Hub. Our role is to support you to do enough to comply with the law and to stop you being held back by red tape. We want to provide you with reassurance that you are compliant with the regulations that apply to your business, whatever that is.
Who we work with
We work with all types of businesses including producers, manufacturers and retailers. This includes the food and hospitality sector including bars and cafes, hotels and restaurants. We also support businesses involved in tourism and holding public events.
Advice we provide
Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established business which needs help, there are different regulations and regulatory bodies that you need to deal with depending on the type of business you are. Here’s a few of the things we can help you with…
Please get in touch and we’ll show you how you can be sure you are complying with the law and are free to carry on running your business..
How to keep your business COVID safe
This business pack has been produced by local authorities across the North East to help support hospitality business owners/managers to stay COVID safe as they open up following the easing of lockdown restrictions. Read more here.