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Join the Buy With Confidence approved trader scheme

Buy With Confidence is an approved business scheme. It gives residents access to businesses that Trading Standards have checked and approved.

The brand was developed so that people associate the logo with businesses they can trust and rely on. It is well-established, operating in over 50 counties and boroughs across the UK.

The scheme applies to most consumer-facing sectors. It ranges from home improvements and repair garages to computer repairs and chimney sweeps.

Benefits of becoming a Buy With Confidence Trading Standards approved trader

  • Reassure customers that you're trustworthy and provide good customer service
  • Directory listing on the Buy With Confidence website, used by the public to find dependable businesses
  • Get a Trading Standards check-up before admission to ensure you're legally compliant
  • Be able to use the Buy With Confidence logo and say you're 'Trading Standards approved'
  • Set yourself apart from your competitors - only those good enough to pass our vetting get onto the scheme
  • Access to advice direct from local authority employed Trading Standards professionals
  • Get information about changes to the law that could affect your business
  • Help protect your community from rogue traders and illegitimate businesses

Visit the Buy With Confidence website where you can find information on:

  • History of the scheme
  • How the scheme works
  • Further benefits of being a member
  • Annual fee and what is included in your membership
  • List of the 50 local authorities supporting the scheme
  • Application process