Benefits to your business

  • Trusted trader logo

    Inverclyde Council will promote the scheme to local consumers through the Council’s website, social media, local press and other forms of promotions.

  • When you join, Trading Standards will provide you with materials that you can use at your premises and on vehicles, stationery, and website to show potential customers that you are a member of the Trusted Trader scheme.

  • Being a member of the scheme is a good way of showing potential customers that you are a reliable business that made a commitment to treat customers fairly.

  • Your business will have access to Inverclyde Council’s trading standards expertise to help you understand and comply with consumer protection legislation.

Join the Trusted Trader scheme

The scheme is primarily aimed at the home improvement sector.  The business must be based in Inverclyde or must be able to show that a reasonable proportion of their business is carried out in Inverclyde.

How much will it cost?

The fee for the first year of membership is £50. The fee will rise to £100 annually from the second year of membership onwards.  All fee revenues will go to help cover costs of operating the scheme, such as maintaining the online database and feedback system, ongoing advertising and promotion to the public.

How to join

The easiest way to join the Trusted Trader scheme is to apply online using the link on this page, or alternatively contact Trading Standards at the details on this page.