Friday, 12 March 2010

buy with confidence Northamptonshire

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Buy with confidence

Show your customers the sign of trust

You will have heard of ‘cowboy builders’, rogue traders, rip offs and scams but how do you avoid being tarred with the same brush?
If you are an honest and reputable trader based in the Northamptonshire area, then it’s time you joined the Buy With Confidence Scheme.
Show your customers that you are Trading Standards Approved.
The scheme is already successfully operating across large parts of the UK, delivering benefits for consumers and member businesses.

How do you apply?

If you are committed to providing a quality service and are willing to abide by the spirit and letter of the law, you may be eligible to join.

What’s in it for you?

  • Independent recognition of your business standards
  • Beneficial publicity
  • Membership certificate, van stickers and logo use approval
  • Pre-entry vetting to ensure the integrity of the scheme and that high standards are maintained
  • Your name held on a list held by Consumer Direct and Northamptonshire County Council to recommend to consumers
  • A place on the national, searchable Buy With Confidence website with links to your own website
  • Increased consumer confidence and fewer complaints
  • A better relationship with regulators based on co-operation rather than enforcement
  • Information on new legislation affecting your business along with trade scams etc.

How much does it cost?

Fees are on a sliding scale based on employee numbers:
1-5 employees £85 per year
6-20 employees £125 per year
21+ employees £170 per year
All fees are exclusive of VAT  

For customers to find traders
For traders to register
work with the sceme
click the link below

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