Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Trading Standards: Buy With Confidence Approved Trader Scheme (Guest Post)


At Cambridgeshire Trading Standards we have just introduced a new approved trader scheme, ‘Buy with Confidence’.  The scheme is designed to provide Cambridgeshire residents with a choice of traders, all of which have demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality service and have been thoroughly checked by us.

To expand our list of current members we are currently undertaking a recruitment drive.  If you are, or know of, a reliable trader in Cambridgeshire we want to hear from you!

How does a business join the scheme?

You can access further information and application forms at www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk. Alternatively you can ring Cambridgeshire Direct on 0345 0455206 to be sent an information pack.

Nominating a trader to join the scheme

If you know a trader that you would recommend, you can nominate them by emailing bwc@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or by calling Cambridgeshire Direct on 0345 0455206. We will do the rest.

How to use the scheme

There are a number of ways you can find traders on the scheme:

  • Visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
  • Telephone the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 08454 040506. 
  • Visit your local library where staff can look up traders for you.

Our checking procedure ensures the quality of our members but does not provide a price guarantee. We recommend that you still get three quotes to ensure you are happy with the price.

To find out more about the scheme, visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk or contact Cambridgeshire Direct.