Buy with Confidence: apply to be a member
What 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:
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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.