Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Buy With Confidence Promotion Week July 2012

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service recently launched the Buy With Confidence approved trader scheme – now the scheme is being promoted throughout the county to both businesses and residents.

In addition Trading Standards will be running a week-long series of roadshows during the first week of July, encouraging Cambridgeshire residents to use the local reliable traders who are scheme members and inviting more local traders to join.

The Buy With Confidence Scheme provides residents with an online database of local ‘Trading Standards approved’ businesses who can be relied upon to provide a quality service to customers. Members can be found by visiting, by calling Trading Standards advice partner on 08454 040506 or by visiting your local library and asking library staff to look up traders on the scheme for you.

For businesses who wish to join, comprehensive information and application forms are available at or by calling 0345 0455206. The public are also being called on to nominate traders to join the scheme by emailing the traders details to or by calling Cambridgeshire Direct on 0345 0455206. Trading Standards will then contact the traders to invite them to apply.

Buy With Confidence encourages businesses to comply with the spirit and letter of the law. Trading Standards carry out various checks on applicants before admitting them to the scheme. If any issues are found while carrying out these checks, advice will be offered to resolve these, supporting businesses to meet the requirements of the scheme.

Benefits to members include being able to advertise their business as ‘Trading Standards approved’, having their business details added to the Buy With Confidence database and being provided with an ongoing advice service from Trading Standards.

Buy with Confidence schemes operate in nearly 50 local authority areas, with over 4,700 businesses signed up. For more information visit or visit one of the roadshows taking place across the county at:

  • Monday 2nd July  - St Ives, Market Place, 8am – 2pm
  • Tuesday 3rd July – Great Shelford, Scotsdales Garden Centre,10am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 4th July – Ely, Market Place,10am – 3pm
  • Thursday 5th July – St Neots, Moores Walk, 10am – 3pm
  • Friday 6th July – Wisbech, Horsefair 10am – 12pm, Whittlesey, CrimeBUSter Bus, outside One Stop, 2pm – 4pm
  • Saturday 7th July – Cambridge, Central Library, 10am – 1pm