Approved Builders Worcester: To approve something means to accept it as satisfactory, and that’s exactly what we do here at the Approved Trader Directory. We scrutinise the credentials of traders and businesses and once we have accepted them as satisfactory, we include them in the Directory, there to be found by canny customers who have the good common sense to check their trader out.
The service we offer is unique. When a trader applies to us to be listed in the Approved Trader Directory we check them out. We perform the kind of credit, professional and identity checks that you yourself would perform if you had the know-how and the time. In other words, we do the checking for you.
On payment by the trader of a small fee we establish the trader’s identity. In the current climate of identity theft and fraud, this in itself is a significant first line of protection for all consumers and for the traders themselves. How do you know that the person standing at your front door and claiming to be a qualified electrician from a nearby city is actually legit? How to you know that the posh website isn’t just a hoax? How can you be certain that this person is honest and not a devious scammer out to take your money?
These questions are all to do with identity. If you can’t be sure that your trader is who he claims to be, then your money is at risk.
In addition, how can you be sure that the person is qualified, insured and in a sound financial position? These kinds of checks are difficult for the consumer to do, so very often we find ourselves accepting a trader on trust. But trust is a precious commodity these days, and not something to be given lightly. There is too much evidence around that unscrupulous criminals rely on that trust to mislead consumers and take their cash.
The Approved Trader Directory carries out all of these basic but important checks. We will never list traders who haven’t satisfied us as to their bona fides. You can be confident that when you find a trader listed in the Directory they will have proven to us that they are who they claim to be, that they have all the necessary certificates and licences to carry out their trade, that they are financially viable and that they are insured.
All you have to do is call us on freephone 0800 888 6667 to verify the identity and bona fides of the trader you are considering, or check them out at our website. We don’t guarantee their work, but we do reassure you that they are kosher.