New Buy With Confidence Scheme Members
The latest group of local traders to become members of Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils Joint Trading Standards Service's ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme have been presented with their certificates.
The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses, which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Membership is not awarded lightly, every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.
In order to become a ‘Buy With Confidence’ member, a business must first apply to join the scheme and must then pass a set of tailored background checks.
The latest local traders to pass these stringent tests were presented with their certificates at a recent ceremony held in Alloa. These are:
Dollar Design Services, Kilgannon Motors Ltd, Kilgannon Motors Car Sales Ltd, Smart Specs, Smith Landscapes of Stirling, Tartan Trader Ltd and John McFarlane & Son.
The ‘Buy with Confidence’ scheme was launched in 1999 and is now the largest scheme of its kind nationally and continues to expand its geographical coverage. ‘Buy With Confidence’ is run through the co-operation of a number of Trading Standards Services. It is considered that Trading Standards has the right expertise and motivation to offer a scheme, which offers genuine benefits to consumers and businesses.
Councillor Danny Gibson, Stirling Council’s Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Environment, Transport and Public Land said: "We’re delighted that many traders are now seeing the economic benefits of being part of the ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme. Local consumers can also be reassured that these traders have demonstrated to Trading Standards that they trade fairly and meet the high standards set by the scheme.”
Local consumers are being encouraged by Trading Standards to use traders who appear on the ‘Buy With Confidence’ list instead of relying upon traders who cold call.
To find a Buy With Confidence approved trader please visit: www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk, telephone 0845 277 7000 or email us. Local traders interested in joining or seeking additional information are asked to contact Trading Standards on 0845 277 7000 or email us.
Photo Shows: Trading Standards Officer Brian Wilson (left) with the latest local traders to join the 'Buy With Confidence' Scheme proudly showing their membership certificates at the recent presentation ceremony in Alloa