Fairtrades Membership Application Form For British Tradesmen


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TrustMark Membership - FairTrades Is An Approved Scheme Operator

Fed up with the Cowboys giving your profession a bad name?  Proud of your work?
Register with TrustMark through the FairTrades Association today...

What is TrustMark?

  • TrustMark is the nationwide Government backed scheme to help consumers find reputable tradesmen to carry out work in the home improvement industry
  • TrustMark is a sign that reputable tradesmen are carrying out the work for home owners, not rogue traders
  • Registered companies can now achieve Trust Mark approval through membership to the FairTrades Association
  • Consumers are increasingly looking out for the TrustMark logo to be alongside other trade body logos when tradesmen advertise, now home owners can search for local tradesmen via the TrustMark website too
  • Firms with Trust Mark have signed up to a code of practice which includes insurance, good health and safety practices and have customer care at the heart of their business
  • If home owners have a problem or disagreement with a Trust Mark registered tradesmen, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue via the trade body they use to sign them up, in this case FairTrades

What's in it for tradesmen?

  • You win more quotes, business and that means profit to your bottom line!
  • Use of the TrustMark logo recognised by homeowners every way.
  • Use of the FairTrades logo recognised by homeowners and tradesmen.
  • Publicity from national and local TV, radio and newspaper coverage.
  • When joining Trust Mark though FairTrades your businesses details are listed on the TrustMark Scheme Operators website as well as on the FairTrades Business Directory and the HomePro "Find a Pro" service for homeowners to search and request quotes through.
  • Access to TrustMark approved insurance.
  • Within the first six months of the scheme, our associations members start seeing an increase in business.
  • Homeowners already asking 'Are you are TrustMark tradesmen?'

TrustMark Eligibility - Gaining Trust Mark Accreditation

Once approved, your business will be promoted on our website (averaging 275,000 tradesmens details viewed by the public each month) as well as the 120 000 tradesmens details viewed by the public each month on our FairTrades members directory alongside other partners' websites.

Please note: The only way to become TrustMark registered, is to be inspected and approved by one of a Trust Mark scheme operator such as FairTrades as it is not possible to register with TrustMark directly.

To be eligible for TrustMark membership through FairTrades you need to be working in any one of the 34 following trade groups.

Becoming a member of TrustMark through FairTrades membership entitles you to use the award-winning Insurance backed Guarantees, deposit protection insurance and work in progress cover, putting you a step ahead of other tradesmen. HomeOwners are increasingly wary of spending large amounts of money on projects that are not protected by a warranty. Providing all of your customers with the TrustMark IBG reassures them that they will not lose their financial investment should your business cease to trade. Including an IBG as with your work can also improve your quote to order ratio, increasing your businesses profits, whilst emphasizing your professionalism and good customer service.

TrustMark Approved Insurance Provider

members testimonial Then there is the biggest sales aid of them all space - the excellent insurance backed guarantees scheme, with its various forms of cover allowing clients to place considerable amount of deposit incomplete peace of mind, thereby aiding our cash flow! what our members have to say about us


HomePro supply FairTrades members with IBG's. They have made the administration process streamlined and aim to send out IBG documentation to our associations customers within a market leading response time of just two working days. With HomePro IBG's really is as simple as 1,2,3.

  • You supply an IBG point-of-sale leaflet to all your customers whilst including the policy priced within your quote.
  • Send your customer's contact details to us when they agree a contract with you or upload the customers details directly to our secure system.
  • HomePro Insurance sends all of the TrustMark IBG documentation to your customer. It's that simple!

Because HomePro is authorised and regulated by the FCA, your business does not have to be. HomePro has the responsibility of answering your customers questions and distributing all of the relevant paperwork documents. If your customer has any questions regarding their IBG, HomePro will answer them, so that you don't have to worry, giving you more time to dedicate to your trade.

The IBG scheme is a fantastic asset to your business and membership to the FairTrades Association also entitles you to the following additional benefits and services.

Online policy input is now easier for you than ever before...

To save you even more time and to speed up the documentation process, association members can input their IBG requests directly into our online system, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Of course, you can also fax your requests to us if that is your preferred method.


The Home improvement market is growing and our customers are wise to the fact that such investments need protecting Mr Paul Cooper - Director, Meridian South East.



To date, we have insured £4,595,725,229 worth of UK home
improvements, thats 1,264,525 jobs!

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533,524 consumer reviews and ratings!


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Fair Trades is the trading name of Fair Trades Ltd. Fair Trades Ltd is registered in England
Company Number 1813671. Registered Office is Suite 40B, Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY
General Enquiries: (+44) 0800 131 0123 - Membership Enquiries: 0800 131 0500 - Fax: (+44) 0800 131 0900