Economic Development Team
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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Buy with Confidence
For years Trading Standards Services across the country have been unable to tell the public who to avoid and, more importantly, who they should go to when buying goods or services. For this reason, the Council signed up to the Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme which is backed by the Office of Fair Trading and has more than 4000 members spread over several local authorities.
Launched in 2010 to promote and support the good, reliable tradesmen and retailers of the city, the scheme has grown and is now increasing consumer protection by providing a list of Trading Standards approved traders.
Only good, honest traders are approved. As part of the application process, the business will be checked for trustworthiness and fair trading practices. Trading Standards officers undertake background checks and fully audit a business, which includes ensuring that the trader is legally compliant and working within the letter and the spirit of the law. The business must also have a good customer complaint policy, be fully insured and have an up to date CRB check in place.
Only if the business passes all of the stringent checks are they allowed to display the Buy with Confidence logo.
By signing up to the Buy with Confidence approved trader scheme, Plymouth consumers will gain some protection from rogue traders, good honest Plymouth traders will be promoted by several of our partner agencies including Age Concern and Adult Social Care, and the approved business will have the support of Trading Standards.
If you would like further information on how your business can sign up to the scheme, please visit the Buy with Confidence website.
News and events
In addition to the business directory, we also maintain a database of companies based within the Plymouth area that we contact by email to notify them of news, information, opportunities and events that may be of interest to them.
If you would like to receive such information, please email your name, company, address, telephone number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.