Buy with Confidence

Helping you to prove that you are a trader who is trustworthy and reputable.  

What is Buy with Confidence?

Buy with Confidence is an approved trader scheme which provides you with details of reliable local trades people for a wide variety of trades and skills.


Would your business benefit from being Buy With Confidence Trading Standards Approved?

● Reassure customers that you’re trustworthy & provide good customer service
● Directory listing on this website, used by the public to find dependable businesses
● Get a Trading Standards checkup before admission to ensure you’re legally compliant*
● Be able to use the Buy With Confidence logo and say you’re ‘Trading Standards Approved’
● Set yourself apart from competitors – only those good enough to pass our vetting get onto the scheme
● Open to most business sectors, not just home improvement and/or the motor trade
● Access to advice direct from local authority employed Trading Standards professionals
● Get information about changes to the law that could affect your business
● Not for profit – run by local authorities, so all fees go back into the running & promotion of the scheme
● All-in-one Price – all of the benefits of Buy With Confidence are included in your annual fee**
● Help protect your community from rogue traders and illegitimate businesses

Why was the scheme introduced?

You will have heard of cowboy builders, loan sharks, rogue traders and scams - this is a key concern for consumers and businesses alike and something the Trading Standards Service is working hard to tackle. Buy with Confidence helps direct people to good traders and to support fair, trustworthy and reputable businesses.  This scheme will show that your business is trustworthy and committed to good customer service and as a business, trust it a very important selling point. 


Buy with Confidence in Gloucestershire

Buy With Confidence is now operated in Gloucestershire by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service which is a joint service commissioned by the Councils.

Please visit for more information and to apply for membership.


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