Primary Authority Partnerships

Currently, if your business operates across several counties or your product is distributed around the country, you can enter into a Primary Authority Partnership.

In brief, a PA relationship enables a business to form a legally recognised partnership with their chosen Local Authority. This gives them access to quality assured advice and bespoke support which focusses on the areas a business finds most challenging. 

A successful partnership ensures that the business complies most efficiently with regulation whilst allowing the business to grow.

Current Partnerships:

The UK's leading retailer of leisure and automotive products with over 460 stores across the country, online shopping and delivery service.

We are providing advice and guidance to this high street and online retailer on safety, underage sale and consumer issues.

In Europe, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd is an industrial leader in heating and hot water products with an estimated turnover of approximately €2.8bn and over 12,900 employees across 9 countries worldwide.

They offers a broad range of products for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors and in the UK includes well known and reputable brands - Worcester, and Bosch Commercial & Industrial Heating.


Primary Authority Update:

Primary Authority made changes from October 2017 so that every business can share in the benefits of assured advice and consistent regulation.

However, there is a big challenge ahead in communicating the benefits as more organisations become elgible. A small step along the way to bridging this gap is to provide very simple, one-sheet case studies to illustrate the advantages. Below are three examples drawn from Primary Authority Awards winners 


Protecting consumers and business growth go hand in hand

Partnership to promote public health

Aiding compliance, reducing burdens