07 February 2020
Acknowledging the great work of our enforcement partners is a key priority for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG). That’s why we’re proud to recognise excellence and present ACG awards for excellence.
Last year, Tina Gibbons, Lead Officer for Trading Standards at the Royal Borough of Greenwich won a special ACG achievement award and on Tuesday 4 February Graham Mogg, ACG’s Intelligence Coordinator visited the Council offices to make the presentation in front of her colleagues and peers.
‘’Whilst many in society view the sale of counterfeit goods as a low level crime, in reality it undermines legitimate business, robs the UK economy of much needed revenue and places consumers at risk from often unsafe counterfeit goods. To tackle this illicit trade ACG and our members work in collaboration and partnership with Trading Standards teams across the UK and so it’s an honour to acknowledge the outstanding work of Tina Gibbons from London Borough of Royal Greenwich Trading Standards.
“These Special ACG awards for excellence in anti-counterfeiting are given to individuals and teams who have provided exemplary service to their local communities in order to protect legitimate businesses and consumers from counterfeit goods. Tina is an outstanding officer and fully deserves this recognition” Graham commented.
Nominations for this years’ ACG Awards will be announced shortly.
ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.
Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.