Further Trading Standards Success

Further Trading Standards Success This year the HETAS team has been working harder than ever to tackle rogues who mislead consumers. A recent court case has led to a large fine for a rogue installer of stoves based near Southampton. Darren Carr, aged 50, from Poole, was found guilty at Southampton Crown Court of offences Read More…

Unregistered installer of wood burners is prosecuted

A man who falsely claimed to be registered to install and work on wood burning stoves has been prosecuted by Dorset County Council’s trading standards team. On 4 November 2013 at Weymouth Magistrates Court, Nicholas Dominic Joseph Jerrard, aged 40, of Castlemaine Road, Weymouth, pleaded guilty to six offences under The Consumer Protection from Unfair Read More…

Trading standards send rogue trader up in smoke

A Caerphilly man has been fined £4200 after an investigation by Trading Standards regarding poorly fitted and potentially dangerous wood burning stoves. Luke Hathway, who traded as Everything Stoves and Celtic Stoves, had been the subject of several complaints to Trading Standards, and had falsely claimed to be a member of HETAS. Despite attending HETAS Read More…