Roofers Telford: Here’s a challenge: what can you buy for under £30? A subscription to your favourite magazine? Probably. A good quality printer? Maybe. Maybe not. A West Highland Terrier? You’d be lucky to get change out of £400.
But for less than £30 you can enjoy a listing in the Approved Trader Directory, a positive way to reassure your customers that you are an upfront trader with nothing to hide. That’s a small price to pay for giving confidence to your customers and saving yourself the headache of trying to prove to them that you aren’t a cowboy out to con them out of their money.
Here’s how the Directory works. You pay us a small fee – £39.99 upfront or as little as £10 a month. In return, and with your permission, we verify that you are who you claim to be by doing the entry-level safety checks that all prudent consumers now demand.
Our staff will do the following: verify your identity, scrutinise your general certification, and check your financial profile.
To verify your identity and address we will look for photo ID, two recent utility bills either business or domestic, and an entry in the voters roll.
To screen your business we will look for proof of public liability insurance, certificates, membership of appropriate trader associations and relevant licenses.
Finally to ensure that your financial profile is healthy we check for undischarged bankruptcy, large debt or unpaid loans. CCJs also come under our scrutiny, but are only of interest to us if they were incurred because a client or builders merchant has taken you to court. Otherwise we ignore them.
As you can see, as an honest trader with your business in order, you have nothing to fear from our screening process. And an entry in to the Directory will repay your investment a hundred times over in the ease with which you can proudly reassure prospective customers that you are a bona fide business with all your documentation in order.