The Suffolk Trader Scheme promotes the use of Checkatrade's directory of local tradesmen who have been verified by Suffolk Trading Standards.
Checkatrade is a online directory of local trades people who have been checked by Suffolk Trading Standards and are committed to treating their customers fairly.
How it works
The Checkatrade directory allows consumers to see what others have said about a trader, enabling you to find the right tradesman for your needs.
In exchange for this free service, you will be asked to give feedback on traders for others to read.
The website has been running for over 15 years, and receives over 26,000 daily visits.
If you are unable to access the online directory please call 0845 408 4866.
You can also download the Checkatrade app on your smartphone to find your nearest trader.
For more information you can also view this YouTube video.
Kevin Byrne, founder and CEO, Checkatrade.com
Kevin Bryne talks about how they are working in partnership with Trading Standards across the country.
How businesses can join
You can join Checkatrade through their website, or by phoning 0800 458 1234.
The benefits of joining Checkatrade as a tradesman include:
- It is an opportunity to build your reputation while gaining credibility and consumer confidence
- You can increase your success with quotations
- You will save time and money
- It is a free content management site
- You will be assigned a personal Customer Support Advisor
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Checkatrade directory, the data has been compiled from information supplied by various individuals and businesses.
Neither Suffolk County Council nor Checkatrade can be held responsible for any omissions or inaccurate claims that may appear.
We recommend that consumers ask to see relevant qualifications and documentation from the contractor before accepting a quote.
Neither Suffolk County Council nor Checkatrade can be held responsible or liable for the quality of workmanship or service of any of the listed trades and services.
For more information you can contact:
- Trading Standards via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Citizens Advice Consumer Service via phone: 0345 404 0506