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New licensing scheme could put and end to cowboy builders

By | 2018-05-14T16:12:10+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

80% of tradespeople are demanding that more should be done about the regulation in the industry, regarding cowboy builders. Many can surely relate to, and agree with the statement that Cowboy builders are a real issue. Not only for the customers they con, but also regarding the impact [...]

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First Aid Tips For Trades – Are You Playing It Safe?

By | 2018-04-23T14:53:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

As skilled trades people, we know you’re already aware there are plentiful risks that must be considered to minimise these risks becoming injuries. We humans are also good at taking shortcuts to get jobs done quickly and can easily forget to do things we know we should! Incidents [...]

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Gardening Blogs – For the green thumb in all of us…

By | 2018-04-16T14:04:18+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Householder, Membership, Trades|

It’s getting to that time of year again where our minds will be turning to our garden and allotments - the air is clear and the sun is beginning to peek out… With that in mind, here is our choice of Checked and Vetted’s favourite top 5 gardening [...]

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First Aid Training – Would you know what to do?

By | 2018-04-05T14:48:41+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

So, what comes to mind when you think of First Aid training? Sticking some bandages on someone? Pumping up and down on a mannequin’s chest? Hoping that you’ll never have to perform CPR for real or try and remember what to do? When working in trades, you might [...]

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Supporting local food banks – How you can help!

By | 2018-02-12T18:17:29+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Householder|

If you’ll forgive the indulgence, today’s article will be a bit of a personal one. Recently, I visited the Trussel Trust Food Bank on Heaton Road. Beyond being a simply humbling experience, it was a real eye opener today and a testament to the Volunteers from Elim Church [...]

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Bitcoin and the emergence of a New Age Scam Industry

By | 2018-04-05T14:53:51+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Householder|

If you haven't met me before, my name is Millie Warham, Co-founder of Checked and Vetted. Recently I received a surprising message on Facebook from someone called Nick Kwek, who was a journalist/presenter for the BBC. Given that I don’t tune in to daytime TV, I had never [...]

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Heads Up: Beamish Are Recruiting Trades!

By | 2018-01-17T16:12:03+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted|

Calling all Checked and Vetted Tradespeople! The Beamish Museum has arranged an £18m expansion, that requires over 100 construction jobs. So, do you want to be a part of history? The trades required involve bricklayers, stonemasons, general labourers, joiners, electricians and plumbers - construction apprenticeships will also be [...]

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Win a Christmas Hamper!

By | 2017-12-11T16:23:55+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Business, Checked & Vetted, Householder|

Great News! - Checked and Vetted have got four fabulous festive hampers to give away before Christmas! Yes, Christmas has come early for FOUR lucky people in our FREE giveaway... With over 7,000 people using us to find tradespeople every week, we are on the lookout for new Tradespeople [...]

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Staying Safe This Christmas

By | 2017-12-11T15:56:28+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Checked & Vetted, Householder|

With the winter winds howling and the chill clinging to our fingers and noses, another form of seasonal trouble arrives - dishonest tradesmen with fake smiles, and conniving thieves taking advantage of the merry atmosphere. Here are some reminders to help you avoid a Doorstep Cowboy. A door [...]

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