Worcestershire Businesses; are you tired of the ‘Rogue Trader’ label?...

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You can now sign up for the new trader scheme. 

Worcestershire County Council’s Trading Standards service is pleased to
announce a partnership with United Knowledge Ltd to provide a new ‘Trading
Standards Approved’, trader’s scheme. 

This scheme aims to support both local businesses and consumers, providing
honest traders with a way to be identified as such and stand out from the crowd. 

From February 2024, consumers will be able to find a Trading Standards
Approved trader, introducing an added sense of confidence with the reputable

The scheme covers a diverse range of trades and businesses. Whether
consumers are in search of a trustworthy plumber, pest controller, landscaper,
electrician, or any other contractor, you will soon have the privilege to find a
Worcestershire approved trader. 

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Communities at
Worcestershire County Council said, “Our Trading Standards team is
committed to protecting consumers and supporting legitimate business in
Worcestershire. Honest businesses are also victims of rogue traders when their
trade is linked to dishonest practices and their reputations tarnished.”  

Paula Hines from United Knowledge Ltd said, “We are pleased to welcome our
new partners on-board.  We are looking forward to working with Worcestershire
County Council and the local business community to make this scheme a

Councillor Marcus Hart added, “Schemes such as this offer additional
protection to consumers as well as clear procedures for resolving problems,
which benefits both consumers and businesses.”
We extend a warm invitation to all business operators who believe they meet the criteria to be Trading Standards Approved, to visit the Trading Standards Approved website and proceed with their membership application.  

Approved business operators are welcome to incorporate scheme logos on their vans, paperwork, and advertisements, adding a distinguished touch to their brand image. 

For more information on the scheme, please visit the UK Trading Standards
Approved website.                                                   

This scheme is for Worcestershire businesses or businesses operating
predominantly within the county. For more information on the criteria for joining
the scheme, please email Trading Standards at: TSEnquiries@Worcestershire.gov.uk