Chance to ‘buy with confidence’

The latest edition of the ‘Buy With Confidence’ Approved Business Directory is out now.

This year, West Sussex has joined forces with Brighton & Hove City Council to extend the directory.

It means the free publication will now reach up to 20,000 people across Sussex, who will have a list of around 500 of the finest businesses in the area at their fingertips.

The directory protects consumers by ensuring every business which appears on its pages has been thoroughly vetted by Trading Standards officers in West Sussex or Brighton and Hove.

Each business listed, whatever its size or trade, has agreed to provide a trustworthy and high standard of customer service. They are also regularly monitored to ensure these levels are maintained.

‘Buy With Confidence’ is also the only approval scheme recognised by ‘Which? Local’, a recommendation website with around 650,000 subscribers.

All local members of ‘Buy With Confidence’ are listed on the website with a recommendation from Trading Standards.

In West Sussex, the ‘Buy With Confidence’ directory is available at locations across the county, including libraries and council offices. It can also be ordered by calling the County Council’s Contact Centre on 01243 642124.

In the Brighton area copies can be obtained through council offices or by contacting Brighton & Hove Trading Standards on 01273 292523.

An interactive version of both directories can be viewed on the West Sussex website at by clicking on the ‘Approved Business Directory’ link.

Any business interested in joining the scheme can find out more and apply online by visiting

Alternatively for an application pack, businesses can telephone West Sussex Trading Standards on 01243 642124 or Brighton & Hove Trading Standards on 01273 292523.