Traders urged to join scheme
Wiltshire Council is looking for reputable and reliable traders who work in the county to apply for membership of an approved trader scheme.
The national ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme provides consumers with a way of locating approved traders such as gardeners, plumbers and builders and offers customers reassurance of quality and trust.
Businesses which can demonstrate high standards of workmanship and customer care can join the scheme to be officially recognised and approved. Trading standards will check the company for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Only traders that pass these strict checks are accepted on to the scheme.
The Buy with Confidence website gives full details of the scheme and is visited by more than 50,000 consumers every month.
- There is an application and membership fee for joining the scheme and for this members get:
- Their details added to the approved traders list on the Buy with Confidence website
- Recognition of high business standards by being ‘trading standards approved’
- Promotion and publicity of the scheme to local residents
- Use of the Buy with Confidence logo on promotional materia
Sue Wilkin, from trading standards said:
“In this economic downturn it is vital to increase consumer confidence and we believe this scheme will play a big part in that.
“Buy with Confidence will help to support legitimate businesses and protect people from rogue traders by providing consumers with information about businesses they can trust to do a good job at a fair price.”
If people know of a reliable, trustworthy trader who they think would benefit from joining the scheme, they can let the council know at email@example.com
For more information about the scheme, contact details, and charges, and to apply on-line please visit the Buy with Confidence website.
Last updated: 11 May 2016