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3 March 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Award for watchdog

Midhurst & Petworth Observer

SUMMARY

Selsey firm Checkatrade.com has won the overall Rave Award in the 2011 Rant & Rave Awards.

PRESS RELEASE

The accolades provide customers with an opportunity to vote for and talk about the brands they feel have delivered, or not delivered  great service and value for money.

Checkatrade (www.checkatrade.com) which helps combat the UK's rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local traders such as builders, plumbers and electricians - ranked highest on the consumer poll in January thanks to their excellent customer service satisfaction ratings.

Customers are encouraged to vote for and comment on the firms they love and hate, which will culminate in the annual Rant & Rave Awards in December.

Checkatrade MD and founder, Kevin Byrne said: "Receiving the January Rant & Rave award is a fantastic honour".

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

Checkatrade helps combat the UK's rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local traders such as builders, plumbers and electricians. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from as far away as Liverpool and Manchester. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.

Since then, Checkatrade has grown to include over 6,300 genuine trade members, growing by an average 120 new members every month, and, via the Royal Mail, distributes 5.9 million directories a year into communities throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire, while the website includes traders from across the UK.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PR / Marketing, Checkatrade
5 - 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0FJ
Tel: 01243 601234
Fax: 01243 601246
info@checkatrade.com