Trustmark and Cox Format in Construction

Trustmark Trading Standards

We at Cox Format are incredibly proud to announce that we are one of the first construction companies to achieve the new TrustMark Trading Standards Approved accreditation.

We have always dedicated ourselves to giving our clients the highest possible standard of workmanship, with quality being our foremost concern in every loft conversion or extension that we do. Achieving this accreditation not only confirms that we are achieving this, but it also gives potential clients the reassurance they need when hiring a construction company.

What is TrustMark and the Trading Standards Approval Scheme?

TrustMark is a tradesperson finding scheme in the UK and is the only one currently endorsed by the government. They work with Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards as their main authority partner in order to carry out required checks on tradespersons and bring this national scheme to the public.

The Trading Standards Approval scheme ensures that tradespeople and businesses that apply to the scheme have all the right insurances and documentation in place. It also carries out Intelligence Checks in conjunction with with Trading Standards and DBS Checks by TrustMark.

Cox Format’s TrustMark Trading Standards Approved Accreditation

We at Cox Format have always sought to provide the highest standards of workmanship when building loft conversions and extensions for our clients. We were keen to get the right accreditation in place in order to show potential clients our expertise and give them the peace of mind that they are hiring one of the best companies in the industry.

We wanted to be part of a scheme that recognised that we are specialists with more than thirty years of experience in the building industry and that demonstrates this to potential clients, as well as offering them the consumer protection and reassurance they need. With so many rogue traders out there, particularly within the building industry, it was important to us to set ourselves apart from the cowboys and give clients the peace of mind they so desperately want.

Applying for TrustMark’s Trading Standards Approved accreditation was the logical step for us and we were absolutely thrilled when all the check were successfully completed and we received the accreditation.

As Cox Format’s business owner, Peter Maton says, “It was important that we became accredited through the Trading Standards Approval scheme as it proves to both existing and potential clients that we are a well run business that meets or exceeds recognised standards of work. It will be an invaluable badge for our sales and marketing and will be a key differentiator for clients when they are choosing their contractor as they will know that we have been approved to use it.

“This scheme should raise standards amongst contractors in our business and eventually drive more business towards accredited firms. Knowing that a firm is accredited by a professional, Government-endorsed body will minimise the risk to the client and aid their decision making, particularly when there are still a significant number of rogue traders doing shoddy work and ripping people off.

“We were delighted to achieve this high accolade for our business as it not only raises our profile, but gives our clients the reassurance and confidence that they are employing a reputable, reliable firm that has not only been vetted by TrustMark, but also checked by Trading Standards.”

Read more about TrustMark and the Trading Standards Approved accreditation Cox Format has received here.

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