Buy with Confidence: Apply to be a member

Buy with Confidence logoWhat is Buy with Confidence?

Buy with Confidence is a nationally recognised Trading Standards trader approval scheme available to all Derby-based traders. Other traders based outside of the city will be considered depending on the percentage of work carried out in the city.

Why should I join?

Benefits of the scheme include:

  • reassure customers that you’re trustworthy and provide good customer service
  • directory listing on Buy with Confidence website used by the public to find dependable businesses
  • get a Trading Standards check-up before admission to ensure you’re legally compliant
  • use of the Buy with Confidence logo and ‘Trading Standards Approved’
  • set yourself apart from competitors – only those good enough to pass our vetting get onto the scheme
  • open to most business sectors, not just home improvement or the motor trade
  • access to advice direct from local authority employed Trading Standards professionals
  • get information about changes to the law that could affect your business
  • not for profit – run by local authorities, so all fees go back into the running and promotion of the scheme
  • help protect your community from rogue traders and illegitimate businesses.

How much will it cost?

The cost to be a new Buy with Confidence member varies depending on the size of the business. The current fee schedule (correct as of 01/04/16) is:

Number of employeesApplication feeAnnual fee
0-5 £125 £250
6-20 £167 £375
21-49 £208 £500
50+ £POA £POA

Additional premises: £187 per annum for each additional premises
Additional trading styles: £125 per annum for each additional trading style
All prices exclusive of VAT

How do I apply?

You can apply online using the link below.

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