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Why the UK needs Checkatrade and how it works.

PRESS RELEASE the consumers champion is fast becomming the No 1 free information site to use when looking for a tradesperson or service provider.

Taking the time to check out a company ot a sole trader proir to employing them is extremely important.  Do they have the correst and up to date Public Liability Insurance, the right qualifications, where they are based, how much work they have carried out in and around your area, do they have a good history of customer satisfaction? have checked and display al this information and more.  A few minutes spent at the beginning could save hours of heartache for you at the end.  So make sure you are not the victim of a rogue trader and visit

Two members of - Safe Gas Plumbing and Mr Trax feature in the write up about



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.


PR / Marketing, Checkatrade
5 - 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0FJ
Tel: 01243 601234
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