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Shedding light on opportunistic burglaries

  • Posted Tuesday May 01, 2018
As we near the middle of Spring, while the weather may continue to disappoint – at least we can be cheered by lighter mornings and longer evenings. Unfortunately, there is a darker side of summer to be aware of as yearly statistics show longer daylight hours can also bring thieves out of hibernation, with opportunistic burglary rising sharply after the clocks have gone forward.
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The Challenge of Late Payments

  • Posted Thursday Apr 26, 2018
Always a challenge to any business, fuelled by concerns over Brexit and the fluctuating pound the problem of delayed or late payments is reaching epidemic proportions – and is potentially fatal for the smaller business. Indeed, it is estimated that 50,000 businesses close each year due to late payments, costing the economy £2.5bn.
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Know who's knocking at your door

  • Posted by Laura Bean Friday Apr 20, 2018
We are seeing more and more news concerning scammers targeting homes. While this is nothing new in itself, these scammers are increasingly creative in how they go about their murky business.
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Keeping warm this winter

  • Posted by Steve Playle Tuesday Dec 12, 2017
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National Consumer Week 2017

  • Posted by TrustMark UK Wednesday Nov 29, 2017
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Is your home ready for winter?

  • Posted by Steve Playle – 13 November 2017 Wednesday Nov 22, 2017
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Christmas fire safety tips

  • Posted by Brian Gregory Monday Nov 20, 2017
As we all know, Christmas brings a plethora of extra jobs, buying presents for the family, to putting up decorations and, of course, cooking Christmas dinner. With such festivities taking place during this period, it is common for fire safety to take a back seat.
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How digitally savvy are you? Top tips to generate more interest in your small business

  • Posted by TrustMark Wednesday Oct 11, 2017
If you are a tradesman yourself, perhaps a sole trader or a small business owner, you will be well aware of the saturated market in which your business sits and how reputation and differentiation is everything to get that phone ringing off the hook. Perhaps you are part of an accreditation scheme, such as TrustMark, whereby you can display the ‘Government-endorsed standards’ logo across your paperwork and vehicle livery – but how else can you really make the most of your business assets and unique selling points?

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TrustMark's blog features tips, advice and inspiration for homeowners on all repair and home improvement issues and showcases some of the best projects our registered tradespeople have worked on.

With insight from our expert contributors, including Trading Standards expert Steve Playle, we hope you enjoy our blog and are able to take away helpful information and be inspired to do work on your homes.