WHICH? Trusted Trader
WHICH? have been rigorously testing products and services for over 50 years – now they are doing the same for traders. Just like the Which? Best Buy award, their Which? Trusted trader icon highlights the best traders out there
How WHICH? assess and endorse their traders
Which? Trusted Traders is an endorsement scheme that recognises reputable traders who successfully pass their rigorous assessment process. Not just anyone can become endorsed. The assessment process involves:
A preliminary credit check to validate the financial health and stability of a sole trader / business.
Customer reference checks, chosen at random by a member of the Which? Trusted Traders endorsement team to ensure a breadth of consumers are consulted.
Code of Conduct
The sole trader/business signing up to the scheme agrees to abide by the code of conduct and our terms and conditions.
A thorough examination of business and administrative procedures.
Interview and assessment
They are visited in person by a Which? Trusted Traders assessor and interviewed.
The trader can now tell their customers that they have passed our assessment process and are an endorsed Which? Trusted trader.
Who makes the grade?
WHICH? are not afraid to fail those who do not make the grade. Due to the high demands of the assessment, 1 in 4 traders do not pass. Only those who meet their high standards are credited with Which? Trusted trader status.
If things go wrong
An extra benefit of using Which? Trusted Traders is that they have Ombudsman Services on hand to offer extra peace of mind. Ombudsman Services provides independent dispute resolution to all Which? Trusted trader customers.
You can find Which? Trusted traders on the website, by searching for the specific trade you want e.g. plumbers, builders or mechanics and your local area.