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 & 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 & 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 is (correct as of 01/04/16):

Number of employees Application Fee Annual 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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