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Trading Standards for businesses

Trader approval scheme

The Buy with Confidence scheme recommends all kinds of reputable businesses that have been vetted and approved by Essex Trading Standards.

Benefits of membership include:

  • a public profile on Buy With Confidence
  • use of the Buy With Confidence Trading Standards approved logos and wording on your stationery, vehicles, website and marketing materials
  • free support and advice from qualified Trading Standards professionals
  • the only national approval scheme operated entirely by Trading Standards Services
  • the Trading Standards connection that could tip the balance when quoting for business


Apply to join Buy With Confidence.

As a member you will be independently checked by Trading Standards professionals, for compliance with the law.

You will also be required to provide a basic DBS check for all employees who enter homes of customers.

Read our fee structure and apply to become an approved trader.

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