Running a business

Whether you are a new or existing business, we can help take the stress out of compliance.

The Trade With Confidence service team has many years of experience supporting new and existing businesses in Wolverhampton with regulatory matters. We offer a range of business support packages which cover many areas of regulatory compliance, to help you run a successful and compliant business.

We will be offering more advice and consultancy services through Trade With Confidence, so for any other immediate assistance, for information for a type of business not covered below or for all statutory requirements, please visit the City of Wolverhampton Council website and get in touch with the relevant department.

Food Businesses

For all Food Business statutory support, such as registering a business, food safety and allergen requirements, business rates, inspections and more, please visit the City of Wolverhampton Council website.

For support and help with improving and retaining food hygiene ratings, take a look at our consultancy and mock inspection packages available through Trade With Confidence.


If you need to apply for a licensing application under the Licensing Act 2003 you must do this via the City of Wolverhampton Council website.

To assist you produce a comprehensive application, we offer a Pre-Application Advice Service through Trade With Confidence, saving you time and giving you peace of mind.

Commercial Services

For general business and consumer Trading Standards advice, please visit the City of Wolverhampton Council website.

If you run a small retail business and require help and advice to ensure you comply with the Licensing Objectives, you can join the Responsible Retailer Scheme available through Trade With Confidence. You and your staff will receive training and a range of materials to support the responsible day-to-day management of your premises, and to help you take reasonable precautions to prevent underage sales.