Checkatrade is a business built on word of mouth. The best person to give a recommendation is the customer — so see for yourself what our members say about Checkatrade.

    I've been a member since April 2009, joining after the downturn in the economy seriously affected my business and Checkatrade was recommended by my suppliers. Within a week I landed a £2500 contract and I have never run out of work since. It's now mid August 2014 and I'm booked solid to mid January 2015! I don't use paid advertising with anyone else. All my work is word of mouth, repeat business and mostly Checkatrade. Checkatrade: the best advertising I have ever done!

    - Chris Lynn, Lynn's Painting & Decorating | 14 August 2014

    Checkatrade really helped me in getting more business. I have been dealing with these marketing companies for quite a while now, even tried a few of the big names, but still no hope. I looked up the Checkatrade page on Facebook and visited the website and after a bit of research, got registered. I consider this as one of the best decisions I have made. We feel more comfortable talking to our customers now and of course our customers feel the same. Many thanks.

    - Syed Ali, Removals Expert Ltd | 21 July 2014

    Checkatrade is the best thing we ever did.

    I would like to say thank you to Checkatrade. I joined in November 2013. I got off to a slow start but as time has gone by I'm receiving calls on a regular basis. My customer base is growing at a rapid rate and I'm looking forward to the future as a member of Checkatrade.

    - Mark Thomas, Mark Thomas Painting & Decorating | 21 May 2014

    Just to say that really pleased with way things are going since I become member of checkatrade. I have joined numerous organisations since I set up my business and I can honestly say that without a doubt Checkatrade has by far been the one that has impressed me the most. My phone seems to be ringing daily with job enquiries both on the decorating side and plastering side of things.

    - Mr Robert Behr, R & B Decorators | 9 May 2014

    Paul Hesketh Plastering will be filming with BBC One on Monday for a home makeover programme, Your house in their hands. They found us on and approached us to see if we would be interested!

    - Lisa Hesketh, Paul Hesketh Plastering | 9 May 2014

    As a company we have been using Checkatrade for about 6 months and I can honestly say it the best we have ever done. Our phone has not stopped ringing since we joined and it gives us a clear advantage over our competitors when we can allow people to see what our previous customers have to say about us. We have Checkatrade stickers on our vans, quotes and even our business cards. We are very proud of the comments we have on our Checkatrade profile and I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to improve their business prospects. The staff are extremely helpful and will bend over backwards to help you.

    - Scott Mason, S D M Garage Doors | 6 May 2014

    Just wanted to say how completely amazed I am at the level of work received since joining Checkatrade, best business move I have made in years, It's only April and I'm now booked up for 4 months all through Checkatrade. Dave Rothan based in Coventry.

    - David Rothan, Paveways.Inc.Com | 29 April 2014

    Check a Trade has been (by far) the best form of advertising that we have used in just under ten years of trading. It has helped us localise our client base as well as assuring us of consistent work throughout the year. I have nothing but praise for this company, from it's initial concept right through to the efficiency and helpfulness of it's staff. I have never managed to understand why, but Check a Trade some how and for some reason even manages to supply us with the best of our customers. Thank you and please do (of course) renew our membership!

    - Jamie Thomson, Thomson Plumbing and Heating Ltd | 28 April 2014

    I am very impressed by lay out of webpage and its professionalism; it is, I find, very appealing and for piece of mind when a layman customer searching for a trustworthy tradesman they can be well presented with my previous work and all my details. I am also pleased with having a personal advisor who I can contact directly with questions and needed help, which I have called upon since getting up and running since February, and in adding she has been very helpful and very forthwith with my requirements. In closing I am very satisfied thus far.

    - Danny Crossin, Crossin Plasterers | 24 April 2014