Much more than just a recommendation...

Some of our Member Testimonials

Adrian Matthews of Pristine Gutters

"As a business we wanted a local, reliable place where we could direct customers to leave reviews, and Safe Local Trades has an incredible reputation amongst the community. It works hard to combat scammers, rogue trades and people trying to take advantage of others. We support these values strongly. Being a member of Safe Local Trades has allowed new customers to read our reviews, view our profile and get in touch with us. It has allowed us to grow and if anyone has never heard of Safe Local Trades we always direct them to the one stop shop for all your local trade needs. It also has a fantastic community amongst the members."

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."

Clayton Fisher of Install Fascias &  Cladding

"I decided to join Safe Local Trades in 2008 as I had heard it being talked about and I thought Peterborough and surrounding areas needs something like this. My business took off straight away after joining - I was really pleased with the rate of enquiries I was receiving. The cost to be a member is very reasonable; also the enquiry rate and fact that SLT feature in many magazines (which I have adverts in under the Safe Local Trades banner), also brings me numerous enquiries. I think Safe Local Trades has built a great brand and I am very proud to be part of it."

Steve Bedford of Drylining Systems

"I love the concept of Safe Local Trades as I loath cowboy builders. Most people want that trust factor as there are so many rogues out there. Being part of Safe Local Trades since 2008 has proven that I am open and transparent, accountable for my work, criminal record checked and also, with no website, my membership profile on gives me a great web presence."

Tony Bogusz of Style Home Improvements

"Back in 2008, Eileen came out to see me and my dad and we loved the idea of being on a site where customers could see our work and give feedback but, not only that, Eileen was so passionate about having a site full of trades people that customers could trust it just won us over. Safe Local Trades has been a vital building block for our company over the years. We have found it helps reassure customers that we are a reputable, trustworthy company and with the help of reviews and photos, customers can decide if we are the company for them before contacting us. Year after year, Safe Local Trades has become more widely known and trusted and we’re happy to be part of that. I also love that Eileen and the SLT team are so involved with the tradespeople, not all trade sites are like that."  

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."

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