Approved Builders Ledbury: Here at the Approved Trader Directory we think it’s a shame that sometimes consumers have become so paralysed by fear of being conned that they leave essential repairs to their property undone. We are proud of the fact that we have become a link between consumers and traders, helping the consumer to be confident that they have a found an honest trader, and helping the trader to reassure prospective customers that not all home improvement businesses are unreliable and dishonest.
If we have a mission statement it is that we want to promote a safe trading environment in the UK where consumers can avail of trades and services without worrying that they will be scammed and traders can make a decent living because they have found a way to prove to consumers that they are exactly who they claim to be.
The Approved Trader Directory is an identity screening service that offers a first level of consumer protection to customers, while easing the path of honest traders keen to show that they have nothing to hide.
In order to be listed in the Directory the trader agrees to undergo some basic checks – the kind of checks that will instantly reassure nervous customers:
Financial checks that include screening for personal and business bankruptcy as well as references from accountants or HMRC; Found on the voters roll
Identity checks that require them to provide us with one form of photo ID, as well as two recent utility bills pertaining either to the business or the home address of the trader;
Proof of public liability insurance, licenses and membership of the relevant trade association.
Once a trader is listed, the business can be checked out by a simple phone call to our freephone number 0800 888 6667 or by visiting our web site.