“In tough times no one can afford the risk of paying out for dodgy work only for it to need rectifying later, so people are making sure they choose their tradesmen more wisely than ever.”
Portsmouth, Hampshire (PRWEB UK) 29 May 2012
Portsmouth residents are fighting back against rogue traders with the City Council’s fair trade scheme, Square Deal.
So much so, that Square Deal has seen a dramatic surge of memberships and referrals in the last three months as residents and businesses send a clear message that they want a good job and done well!
Square Deal, is being powered by local IT specialists, Radweb. Steve a managing member of the scheme said; “In tough times no one can afford the risk of paying out for dodgy work only for it to need rectifying later, so people are making sure they choose their tradesmen more wisely than ever.”
The scheme is designed by the council to help protect Portsmouth residents from the dreaded ‘rip off merchants’. Simply by visiting the website customers can search for tradesman, view in-depth information about them and make contact with the peace of mind that they meet the council’s trading standards.
“Square Deal gives the people of Portsmouth the means to make informed purchasing decisions rather than sorting things out after they’ve gone wrong. It also allows quality tradesman and businesses a platform to show how well they work, display testimonials from happy customers and gives them a high level of local exposure,” added Steve.
Small businesses, tradesmen and contractors that sign up for the scheme are vetted, approved and monitored by the city council’s trading standards to ensure that customers get a great service. Businesses that become members can enjoy a wide range of benefits including increased advertising, web-site assistance and a dedicated phone number, including statistics and tracking.
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For further information please contact Steve Rad:
023 9298 7655
Portsmouth, UK Office:
+44 (0)33 33 444 505
12 Acorn Business Centre,