IS your home ready to withstand another big freeze? Does your central-heating boiler need a service? Do your gutters need cleaning? Is your roof watertight?
Whatever the job, you need to be sure it'll be done properly. No one wants to be part of the next cowboy trader story – and that’s where Tameside Trading Standards’ Buy with Confidence scheme offers you peace of mind.
BWC is a list of businesses you can trust. Members are only accepted after a thorough vetting process by Trading Standards which includes criminal records checks. You can contact any of the 200-plus firms safe in the knowledge that you will receive reliable, customer-friendly service.
Alternatively, search for the service you want at www.tameside.gov.uk/bwc
Cllr Allison Gwynne, Tameside Council’s executive member for environmental services, said: “The reason the Buy with Confidence scheme has been so successful is that it’s all about finding traders you can trust. That’s important for everyone, but especially for old and vulnerable people as they are targeted most by cowboy traders.
“When you do business with a Buy with Confidence member you do so knowing they have been subjected to a long list of strict checks.”
Companies which sign up benefit in various areas:
• Independent recognition of business standards.
• Beneficial publicity.
• A place on the BWC website, including a link to the business’ own website.
• Use of the BWC logo.
• Company’s name on a recommended list of council-approved firms.
• Training opportunities.
• A mediation service in the event of a consumer dispute.
• Regular updates with information about the scheme, new legislation and trade scams.