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6 December 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Checkatrade Wins National Award for Best Customer Focus

Checkatrade wins Best Customer Focus at 2010 Best Business Awards

SUMMARY

Checkatrade.com have been awarded "Best Customer Focus" The Best Business Awards are one of the UKs highest profile awards and winning this accolade says a lot about the quality of an organisation and the strength of a management team.

PRESS RELEASE

Checkatrade.com have been awarded "Best Customer Focus"

The Best Business Awards are one of the UKs highest profile awards and winning this accolade says a lot about the quality of an organisation and the strength of a management team. Due to its high profile, the Awards attract a wide range of entries from across all sectors from large international PLCs and public sector organisations to dynamic and innovative SMEs. But the winners all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this by winning a Best Business Award.


Chairman of the Judges commented:

“Checkatrade has successfully harnessed the power of the internet to bring the age-old word-of-mouth recommendation fully up to date for the 21st century.  For customers, this means they have an ultra reliable, tried and trusted guide to tradespeople in their area. And for businesses it means, once accepted onto the website, they are instantly accessible to hundreds of thousands of potential customers.

MD and Founder Kevin Byrne commented: 

“Winning this award has been a very long overdue recognition of the quality of my team and how they operate our customer services. I stand firm in the belief that the customer always comes first and that being open and honest with them builds trust and in turn longevity. In winning this award I’m more please for my team than I am for myself.  All of them work tirelessly in delivering the best service possible. If there were also an award for the most committed team to a company; we would win this hands down as well.  Well done my team.”

 

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