Four hundred not out for approved trader scheme in East Sussex

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EAST Sussex County Council’s Buy With Confidence scheme is celebrating the approval of its 400th member.

Adams Installations UK LLP of Westham achieved membership and enabled Buy With Confidence to become one of the largest Trading Standards Approval schemes in the UK.

Enthralled at the news, Matthew Adams, the proprietor of the business said “I am delighted to be the 400th member of this successful scheme. The process of becoming an approved trader has provided invaluable advice to my business, and now having gained Trading Standards approval, I’ve no doubt prospective customers will have more confidence in my business”.

Benefits of joining Buy With Confidence include promotion by Trading Standards staff via telephone and two websites for the scheme, the opportunity to advertise in the Annual Buy and Support With Confidence Directory, a free web listing with Which?

Buy With Confidence boasts a robust vetting procedure to ensure that businesses joining the scheme are trustworthy and do not have a history of causing consumer detriment. Checks include financial history, a basic CRB for applicants that work in / around people’s homes, customer references and relevant insurance as well as compliance with Trading Standards legislation.

Businesses interested in joining Buy With Confidence can contact Trading Standards – phone: 01323 463440 or email: buywithconfidence@eastsussex.gov.uk

Consumers looking for reliable businesses or wishing to have the 2012 edition of the Buy and Support With Confidence directory can contact Trading Standards on 08454 040506 or email: buywithconfidence@eastsussex.gov.uk