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Some of our Member Testimonials

Helen Yeeles of Acer Spades (Garden Maintenance)

"After setting up my business as a sole trader in garden maintenance back in June 2020, Safe Local Trades has been instrumental in my success. A very supportive team who make running a business so much easier for you and at the same time provide the customer a trusted place to find the tradesperson they are looking for. As a bonus to this, you have many supportive members in the Safe Local Trades family willing to support one another.

I would fully recommend joining Safe Local Trades to either a new business or an established business as you can’t underestimate the amount of people your business reaches under Safe Local Trades. So much so I wished I had started my business sooner. Thank you Safe Local Trades!"

Richard Preston of Preston's Professional Carpet, Hardwood & Upholstery Cleaning

"Joining Safe Local Trades has been the best decision we have made since starting the business and we shall continue our membership for as long as we are in business. It not only generates us business each year but, promotes trust with our customers through our affiliation with them. The on-going, strong collaborations they have with enforcement agencies and other community based agencies also provides all the members with a distinctive USP over their competition."

Pete Bird Property Maintenance

"Forget all the other trade companies, Safe Local Trades is by far the best out there. I was a little unsure at first when I signed up as I had just started out on my own. During the meeting, everything was explained to me and there was no ‘sales pitch’ in fact I had to sell myself to SLT and prove I would make a great addition to the other tradesmen on their system. Safe Local Trades required 3 strong references from myself, a copy of my public liability insurance, registration with HMRC and also a police check. After a few days I went ‘live’ on the website and was given a shout out on the Facebook page and across social media. I received my first job the next day which paid for the monthly membership and ever since then I’ve had regular job enquiries coming through. It’s not just about work or great reviews, it’s about belonging to the ONLY service that actually checks their members, NO ROGUES, NO COWBOYS, just genuine trades people in and around the PE postcode. I can safely say I’m proud to be a part of SLT community, they literally bend over backwards to help you in anyway they can."

Lisa Richardson of Spotless Interiors

“We've been approved by Safe Local Trades since February 2012 and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who runs their own business providing a service to consider this. In addition to the stream of work it generates, the team at Safe Local are so supportive and encouraging. The biggest thing for us is to be able to provide some peace of mind to prospective new clients about letting us into their home and for all interested to be able to read our numerous, genuine reviews.”

Andrew Hirst of Nene Valley UPVC Repairs & Maintenance

"Like many tradesmen, I am always careful where I advertise. My decision to join Safe Local Trades has definitely paid off. I was visited and my credentials checked. Once my profile went ‘live’, I had my first enquiry within 12 hours and now, after 3 months, it provides a significant amount of business and has provided the single biggest job to date for my business. My clients often refer to Safe Local Trades or, that another tradesman they have used has advised them to check the Safe Local Trades site to find good local trades people. I am proud of my rating, and I am proud to be associated with Safe Local Trades. It gives customers confidence that they will get a good job done at a fair price, with tradespeople that take pride in their work."

Dave Fisher of Plumber 4U

"I joined Safe Local Trades in 2013 and, when running your own business, you can easily take for granted just how good Safe Local Trades is. It may not be the biggest trusted trader website but I do believe it is the best. The reason for this is that it’s not just working for tradesmen, it offers a wealth of good advice for customers too. Our customers can be confident that we have their best interests at heart. Many of my customers only use trades people from Safe Local Trades because it’s a service they trust and that makes our job as tradesmen a whole lot easier. Since becoming a member I have seen my business grow, and now a large proportion of my work comes through Safe Local Trades enquiries. So, a massive thank you for all the hard work that has gone in to making Safe Local Trades such a success for both tradesmen and customers."

Andrew Neal of Neal's Building Services

"Being with Safe Local Trades allowed me to stop all other advertising from when I joined in 2009, a decision that has saved me money and it's been worth every penny to be part of Safe Local Trades."

Dave Jellis of Garage Door & Shutter Services

"I was initially very sceptical of the scheme but I will hold my hands up and admit I was wrong. I have definitely picked up work from being a member and I have promoted it through my website and on social media such as Facebook, as well as talking to customers and business associates about it, which enhances my credibility. I am a big believer and advocate of the scheme. It has helped with the marketing of my business and customers know they are getting a safe and trusted trader.

Sean Rutterford of SRK Electrics & Property Maintenance

"I have been a member for over a year and have been promising to do this well-deserved review for quite some time but, thanks to Safe Local Trades, I have been too busy to do it (being a victim of this highly successful service) but finally here it is! I would just like to say thank you for helping me bring my business back to where it is today.

Initially I was sceptical about joining, as I thought that it was just another web service. How wrong I was, and, how right I was to join! Thanks to this fantastic service I am finally where I should be at, which, is extremely busy. I cannot stress to you enough what this service has provided to me and my business. Thanks to this professional service I am constantly inundated with work. I am delighted that through this service people can see that I run a professional business and are able to see the service I provide by accessing my reviews. Should anyone need any advice, this service offers fountains of knowledge not only to the contractors but also the community who are constantly looking for good, sound and quality advice. I believe that Safe Local Trades certainly have their fingers on the pulse of the business and consumer community and for this also, I offer you my thanks. Here's to a bright and successful future for us both."

John Cranston of Cranston Plastering

"Since becoming a member of Safe Local Trades in January 2014, my business has continually reaped the benefits of membership. In addition to the new clients I have acquired as a direct result, my level of repeat custom has increased and I would solely survive on just working for Safe Local Trades customers, if I could. Becoming a member has been the best thing I have done since branching out on my own. Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into both member and customer services."

Mark Cave of Mr Clever Clean (Chimney Sweep / Driveway, Gutters & Roof Cleaning)

"I would just like to say thank you to Safe Local Trades as, ever since we joined we have had numerous enquiries for our services. The system of referrals and feedback works really well and this reflects on us as a company too. We thoroughly recommend Safe Local Trades to businesses and self-employed and, not forgetting all the people out there who are looking for reliable trades, as this is the only place to get true honest tradesmen in your area."

Neil Rickett of NS Rickett Roofing (Roofer)

"Safe Local Trades has definitely put me on the map and becoming a member was just the boost that my business needed. The personal support provided, both for myself and for my business, has been outstanding and I have never been busier. I have 110% faith in this service and I am extremely grateful and proud to be a member. Thank you Safe Local Trades for all your hard work and I certainly intend to stay a member for many years to come."

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