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The Benefits of Joining a Trade Association

Why Join a UK Trade Association like FairTrades?

Joining a Trade Association makes sense – but you need to join the right Association for you and your business. FairTrades is the largest multi-trade association in the UK – so Members are not limited to being registered for just one of their trades. FairTrades has also been in operation since 1983, so we also have a long running association with the home improvement sector and in depth knowledge of the industry.

There are many professional Trade Associations and Federations you can join. All offer a varying range of benefits but let’s focus on what Membership of FairTrades can offer:

Increased Consumer Confidence

Public perception of your business is highly important. These days, thanks to increased media coverage and property and home improvement programmes, home owners are far more particular about whom they employ and what they expect for their money. Many make a recognised Trade Association their first port of call, as they know it is the quick and easy way to find a list of Reliable, Trustworthy and Vetted Tradesmen. They also look for evidence of membership to trade associations and other trade bodies such as TrustMark, CERTASS and FENSA for example.. Businesses displaying logos such as the FairTrades ‘Scales of Justice’ logo on advertisements, vans and stationery take full advantage of this fact.

In today’s economic climate, customers also want reassurance that their financial investment is protected. FairTrades members are able to offer an award winning Insurance Backed Guarantee on their work, providing increased consumer satisfaction and confidence.

home owners also look for the reassurance that Association Membership provides - in the unlikely event of something going wrong they know that there is an organisation that they can contact for assistance.

Save Time & Money

If it seems like there are not enough hours in the day, let FairTrades help. Members can turn to us for business support and guidance – we help members both market and promote their businesses with directory listings, free websites and door to door marketing materials, provide industry newsletter updates, corporate advertising schemes and much more.

FairTrades also works hard to source special offers and discounts for our member. We have deals with major suppliers to save money on the things that matter to your business such as - tool/equipment hire, fuel, hand held chip and pin devices, AA membership, discounted utilities and more.

Members can also join the Government endorsed TrustMark scheme through their FairTrades membership, again saving both time and money.

Many members find they can recoup the cost of their membership from the additional savings that they make.

Increase Sales Leads

home owners faced with a bewildering array of plumbers, joiners, builders, roofers, double glazers and electricians need to feel confident that they are choosing someone competent, who has been vetted to work on their home. Many look to a service, such as the FairTrades ‘Find A Tradesman’ directory to find the right trades person for the job. They also look for Trade Association advertising schemes, in telephone directories and do countless online searches to find skilled trade people. Businesses who are not registered often miss out simply because they may not be members of a recognisable Trade Association such as FairTrades.

If you are proud of your business and the reliable, professional service that you provide, don’t delay… Join FairTrades today and start to enjoy the membership benefits we are able to offer.

To date, we have insured £4,870,561,061 worth of UK home
improvements, thats 1,338,481 jobs!

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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
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