BBfA Kent & Medway case studies

  1. Harrow Inn case study — NEW!
    Kris and Lisa Orme, who run the Harrow Inn Public House, in the small hamlet of Lidsing, reflect on their past experiences and encourage people to review their fire risk assessment and ensure their fire alarm system is working…
  2. Good Food Shop / Williams and Thomas Tearoom case studyNEW!
    Rob & Karen started out breeding rare breed animals for meat, and growing vegetables and herbs in their walled garden, for sale in vegetable boxes at their home in East Sussex. As the number of animals grew, they were forced to find alternative premises with more land, and so settled in Kent, where they expanded their business to include a farm shop. From here, they started making homemade pies and desserts, for sale in the shop and also started delivering locally to customers…
  3. Harley Owners Group (HOG®) case studyNEW!
    A big part of being a Harley-Davidson owner is the chance to go on organised trips and holidays with like-minded enthusiasts. When the event organiser for Invicta Chapter UK, the Harley Owners Group (HOG®) in Maidstone, became concerned that his club might be subject to the Package Travel Regulations, he asked Kent Trading Standards Business Advice Services team to clarify the situation…
  4. Illegal tobacco case study
    When Medway Council’s Trading Standards team realised that criminals’ business model for selling illicit tobacco had changed, they knew they had to approach the problem in a new way. Instead of tackling the retailers — who weren’t deterred by classic measures — Trading Standards took on the letting agents and landlords of the premises being used…
  5. Biddenden Vineyards case study
    Open and honest discussions with business owners are critical when local authorities contemplate introducing new regulations. In Hastings, such discussions revealed that a proposed new rule to deter street drinkers risked harming a well known local producer’s sales of its flagship cider…
  6. Winterdale Shaw case study
    When Robin Betts decided to set up a cheesemaking business in Wrotham, Kent, his first port of call was Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council. The expert advice provided by the council’s Food and Safety Officers helped set his business on course for nationwide success…
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