Ten reasons for joining TrustMark if you are a tradesperson

Joining TrustMark as a tradesperson can provide many benefits and opportunities for your business. Here are ten great reasons why you should consider joining TrustMark:

New Work Opportunities: By becoming a member of TrustMark, you gain access to a wide range of new work opportunities. The platform connects you with potential customers and helps you to expand your client base. This will increase your chances of securing more projects.

Winning More Business: Registering with TrustMark demonstrates your commitment to quality and professionalism. TrustMark registered businesses have to abide by a Code of Conduct that covers procedures before, during and after a contract. Customers value this assurance and are more likely to choose a tradesperson who is a member. Joining TrustMark can improve your chances of winning more business.

Improving Your Service: TrustMark was started in 2005 to improve standards in the home improvement sector. They provide resources and support to help you improve skills and keep up-to-date with trading practices. This will improve customer service and customer satisfaction. 

Support for Your Business: As a TrustMark member, you can benefit from various forms of support tailored to tradesmen. This includes advice on business management, marketing strategies, legal matters, and financial guidance. The support network can help you overcome challenges and grow your business effectively.

Using the TrustMark Logo: TrustMark is a government-endorsed quality scheme. It is a non-profit organisation and registered as a Social Enterprise Mark. By joining TrustMark, you gain the right to use the logo in your marketing materials and website. This logo reminds customers of your commitment to quality. It gives customers confidence in your services.

Greater Exposure for Your Business: TrustMark provides a platform for promoting your business to a wider audience. You can showcase your licensed trades, display customer reviews, and highlight your expertise. This will help your business to gain greater exposure in your local area and beyond.

Online Directory: On joining TrustMark, your business gets listed in their online ‘Find a Trader’ directory. This makes it easier for potential customers to find you, as homeowners and businesses look for reliable tradesmen using the directory every day. This increases your visibility and the chances of securing new projects.

Marketing and PR: TrustMark is regularly included and quoted in articles in the press about the trades. In the last six months, TrustMark has appeared in the press over 500 times. TrustMark is also active on social media platforms. 

Handling Complaints Advice: Dealing with complaints can be challenging for any tradesperson. TrustMark provides valuable advice and guidance on handling customer complaints effectively. Also, TrustMark offers access to an independent ombudsman service. This service can help to ensure a fair outcome for both you and your customers.

Access to Government-Funded Schemes: As a TrustMark member, you may have access to government-funded schemes and initiatives that are only open to registered businesses. These programs can offer financial assistance, grants, or training subsidies. They’ll help you grow your business and stay competitive in the market. Examples are the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) and the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) Scheme. 

Joining TrustMark as a tradesperson opens doors to new opportunities. Using their tools and resources will help you do better business which can only result in happy customers and more referrals. TrustMark have just launched a new website at https://www.trustmark.org.uk/ 

We’re excited to welcome TrustMark to the Blue Patch directory. Whether you are looking for a builder, electrician, plumber, plasterer, etc or want to know more about how to join as a tradesperson, you can find out more on their directory page. 

Annette Clubley

Annette is a keen wildlife conservationist, mindful of sustainability and our impact on the environment. Outside of work, family is her focus and she loves teaching the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.