In association with the City of Edinburgh Council
Trusted Trader

Are you looking for more work?

    "Edinburgh Trusted Trader is my number 1 source of leads" - Gary, Caledonian Building & Landscaping
  • on average, members received 77 work requests over the last 12 months
  • the value of work completed was calculated at £2,720,500 which equates to £9,681 per trader
  • 96% of Trusted Traders renewed their membership last year.

How much would 77 leads be worth to your business?

    Edinburgh Trusted Trader is:

  • the only official Trading Standards scheme across Edinburgh
  • backed by the City of Edinburgh Council and supported by Police Scotland
  • a way for the Council to showcase reputable businesses to Edinburgh residents.

To become an Edinburgh Trusted Trader:

  • you must have a minimum of 6 months clean trading history
  • be willing to be vetted by Edinburgh Trading Standards
  • agree to the schemes Code of Practice and commitment to fair and honest trading
  • pay an annual refundable* fee of £252 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 annual 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.

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