Approved Builders Bromsgrove: The Approved Trader Directory is a service designed to screen and verify traders and businesses. Before handing over any money you need to be sure that the business is a legitimate one that you can trace easily if you have complaints or if anything goes wrong…..a service for prudent consumers.
The service is free to the consumer, but to be included in the Directory the trader pays a small initial fee of £29.99. This fee entitles the trader to membership on the Directory, with links to their website where applicable. But the business will only be included in the Directory once our staff have carried out a series of checks and investigations. No rogue trader makes it into the pages of our Directory, because we scrutinise the business first.
We check our businesses and traders for all of the following:
Credit profile including bankruptcy and credit checks.
An identify profile that includes an examination of utility bills to verify the business and/or home address of the individual, as well as photo ID such as a passport or drivers licence.
And a professional profile in which we look at certification, licenses, insurance and membership of traders associations where appropriate.
Found on the voters roll.
Once a business has been successfully approved by us, only then is it included in the Approved Trader Directory.
As prudent consumers then all you have to do when a trader shows up at your door is check our listings by going online or using our freephone number – 0800 888 6667. Give us the name of the trader you are thinking of employing, and we can let you know if the business is registered with us. If it isn’t, you can make registration with the Approved Trader Directory a condition of employing them. It’s cheap for the trader to do, doesn’t take a lot of time, and gives you the consumer peace of mind in choosing where to bestow your custom.