Professional tradesmen in North London, Cox Format Developments, have become one of the first construction companies to achieve the new TrustMark Trading Standards Approved accreditation.
TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed ‘find a tradesperson’ scheme in the UK is working with Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards as their primary authority partner to deliver this national scheme and carry out all of the necessary checks.
Specializing in extensions and loft conversions, Cox Format is fully committed to providing the highest quality of standards and workmanship to its clients on every job it undertakes. Striving to be the best in the industry, the business is always looking to get an edge over its competitors so having the right accreditation in place has really helped build their reputation.
With over 30 years of experience working within the local area and building industry, Cox Format felt it was vital to be part of a well-respected scheme which was recognised by prospective clients. The Trading Standards Approval scheme ticked all the boxes as it offered another level of consumer protection and trade accreditation.
As a TrustMark-registered firm, it was easy for Cox Format to apply for the Trading Standards Approval scheme. In addition to ensuring the business had all the correct documentation and insurances in place, Intelligence Checks were carried out by Trading Standards and DBS Checks by TrustMark – and these were completed successfully.
Peter Maton, business owner of Cox Format, adds: “It was important that we became accredited through the Trading Standards Approval scheme as it proves to both existing and potential clients that we are a well run business that meets or exceeds recognised standards of work. It will be an invaluable badge for our sales and marketing and will be a key differentiator for clients when they are choosing their contractor as they will know that we have been approved to use it.
“This scheme should raise standards amongst contractors in our business and eventually drive more business towards accredited firms. Knowing that a firm is accredited by a professional, Government-endorsed body will minimise the risk to the client and aid their decision making, particularly when there are still a significant number of rogue traders doing shoddy work and ripping people off.
“We were delighted to achieve this high accolade for our business as it not only raises our profile, but gives our clients the reassurance and confidence that they are employing a reputable, reliable firm that has not only been vetted by TrustMark, but also checked by Trading Standards.”
Cox Format Developments Ltd is just one of the many firms that is already reaping the benefits of being Trading Standards Approved. To find out how to apply for the scheme, visit https://www.trustmark.org.uk/trading-standards or email email@example.com or telephone 0333 555 0352.
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