Are you looking for a Trusted Trader?
South Ayrshire Council has just launched a Trusted Trader scheme to help residents find the right home improvement business for their needs. Before you commit to getting some work done on your home, you should visit the Trusted Trader online directory.
All the traders in the directory have made a commitment to treat their customers fairly and the directory includes customer feedback so people looking for a trader can see first-hand what others have said about their work.
Councillor John McDowall, Sustainability and Environment Portfolio Holder commented: "Trusted Trader is a very useful tool for local residents looking for a home improvement contractor. They can have confidence that business on the scheme have been vetted and there are processes in place to deal with any disputes or disagreements. I would encourage residents to consider the Trusted Trader scheme if they are thinking of improving their home."
Councillor McDowall added: "It's early days so we hope that not only will customers use the Trusted Trader scheme but will help make it better by leaving honest feedback about their experience with listed businesses."
Community Inspector Alister Kelly of Police Scotland commented "Each year numerous residents in South Ayrshire fall victim to rogue traders and bogus workmen. This scheme will help to protect our residents whilst promoting reputable companies".
An early entrant to the scheme, Hugh Strain and Son Ltd added: "We welcome the new initiative and were keen to sign up so that potential customers can have confidence that we meet the standard as trusted traders".
The Council is encouraging customers to comment on work carried out as this will allow the scheme to grow and help even more people.
For more information visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/trusted-trader Details of
businesses on the Trusted Trader Scheme can also be found at South Ayrshire Council Trading Standards, 5-7 River Terrace, Ayr or call the Council on 0300 123 0900.