Promoting true professionalism as a social enterprise

  • Posted by Simon Ayers Monday Nov 28, 2016
As TrustMark nears a close on its 10th Anniversary year, we nostalgically look back on how we got to this point. This year we’ve been campaigning heavily to promote reputable tradespeople, and shone light into the daily activities of our ten TrustMark Ambassadors, all of whom excel in customer service, trading practices and standards of workmanship.

Do your Christmas lights comply with current safety standards?

  • Posted by Steve Playle Friday Nov 25, 2016
It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to Christmas and how we are going to decorate our homes to get us into the festive spirit. I am actually ahead of the game and dug out my external lights from the garage at the weekend. I wasn’t sure if they needed replacing – they are about ten years old and I remember that a few of the lights weren’t working last year. They are the LED variety and plug into the mains but operate at a low voltage via a transformer kept indoors.

Don’t say no to November gardening!

  • Posted by Louise Cook Wednesday Nov 23, 2016
Gardening in winter… not the most attractive prospect to many of us it must be said. However, some careful planning will go a long way to give you the garden you’ll be longing for come spring time.

Post truth and post authenticity?

  • Posted by Lucy Findlay Friday Nov 18, 2016
I write this on a day when Donald Trump has been announced as President Elect of the USA. There are many questions that are being asked and soul searching for answers to them. Amongst others - are we in a post truth era or an era that wants to kick over the traces of corporate and institutional power that have bypassed them? One thing is for sure, it has been very difficult to see the truth from the myths and the authenticity of the message.

Electricians: recharge your business batteries!

  • Posted by Louise Cook Monday Nov 14, 2016
As an electrician you’ve probably encountered heaps of disastrous and somewhat dangerous electrical messes left behind from previous traders. You might even be left to clean up the mess! But when horror stories are picked up in the press, what many people don’t realise is that rogue traders are the exception, not the rule

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