In association with East Lothian Council
East Lothian
Trusted Trader

Are you looking for more work?


    "joining is a ‘no brainer’ and we cover the cost of our annual membership several times over" - Forth Blinds
  • on average, members received 55 work requests over the last 12 months
  • the value of work completed was calculated at £540,750 which equates to £6,845 per trader
  • 96% of Trusted Traders renewed their membership last year.

How much would 55 leads be worth to your business?


    East Lothian Trusted Trader is:

  • the official Trading Standards scheme across East Lothian
  • backed by East Lothian Council Council and supported by Police Scotland
  • a way for the Council to showcase reputable businesses to East Lothian residents.

To become an East Lothian Trusted Trader:

  • you must have a minimum of 6 months clean trading history
  • be willing to be vetted by East Lothian Trading Standards
  • agree to the schemes Code of Practice and commitment to fair and honest trading
  • pay an annual refundable* fee of £240 inc VAT. There are no other costs or charges
  • apply now online, it will take you around 10 minutes to fill in the application
  • or fill in an expression of interest form and let us call you for an informal chat.
*19.9% of applicants failed to meet the vetting requirements last year, in which case the application fee is refunded.

Other benefits of being a Trusted Trader:

  • ongoing promotion of the scheme from social media to radio campaigns
  • Google exposure and reputation management for your business
  • in the last 30 days Trusted Trader had 25,916 website visitors and 110,944 pageviews
  • the use of scheme logos and vehicle stickers to promote your Trusted Trader status
  • an easy review generation links to send to customers or freepost review forms
  • your own trader profile to showcase your business, set up by the team
  • a robust complaints process that gives reassurance to potential customers
  • access to scheme and Trading Standards advice and assistance.
Apply online now or fill in an expression of interest form.

Still unsure? Hear what Alex from Trading Standards has to say