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Time is money: How Tradesmen can be more efficient at work

By |2019-12-16T10:13:47+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Trades|

All roles require you to be productive, but when you work for yourself, it’s doubly important. You already need to source your own materials, do your own invoices, work out your own accounts, and accommodate a range of unexpected problems that can only be resolved by… you again. [...]

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Member Focus Interview – Robert Campbell Building Contractors

By |2019-11-22T09:39:55+00:00November 18th, 2019|Benefits, Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

As always, this week we’ve interviewed yet another of our successful members – Robert of Robert Campbell Building Contractors! So, tell us a little about your business Well, it mostly says in the name! I focus on building work, mostly extensions and refurbishments where I can get them, [...]

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The Unexpected Costs of Being a Tradesperson

By |2019-11-18T12:07:36+00:00November 18th, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Trades|

Becoming a tradesperson can be a financially promising career. This is because trades are essential, and not everyone can take them into their own hands. Meaning if you are skilled in a trade, you could amass a pleasant financial haul. However, a career in trades could also throw some [...]

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Member Focus Interview – HomeSmith

By |2019-10-24T09:26:43+01:00October 24th, 2019|Benefits, Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

This week we interviewed another of our very successful members – Tony Smith of Homesmith, about his business and how our service has helped him bring in load of work! So, tell us a little about your business Well the name is Homesmith, I’m sure you can guess [...]

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Member Focus Interview – HomeWorks

By |2019-10-08T12:08:29+01:00September 24th, 2019|Benefits, Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

This week we interviewed one of our very successful members – Neil Thompson of HomeWorks, about his business and how our service has helped it grow! So tell us a little about your business Well I’ve traded as HomeWorks over the last 6 years, dealing with a wide [...]

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Member Focus Interview – JW Dickinson ltd

By |2019-08-22T14:46:00+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Benefits, Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

This week we interviewed one of our very successful members – James Dickinson of JW Dickinson ltd, about his business how our service has helped it grow to the size it is today! So tell us a little about your business. Well the name is intentionally quite vague [...]

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Steps for selling your van

By |2019-03-02T15:39:08+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

When running your business, a van is an investment. So, when it comes time to sell your vehicle there are several things worth thinking about to ensure that you get the best deal. Here’s a helpful step by step on what to look out for and what you [...]

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Father and son jailed over cowboy builder scam which conned man out of £6k

By |2019-03-02T15:36:04+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

David Vincent Snr, 50, and his 26-year-old son, also called David, were jailed after conning a homeowner out of £6,000. The two performed a cowboy builder scam by tricking 60-year-old Robert Etheridge into believing his loft was infested with rodents, by showing him the bodies of three dead [...]

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Cowboy builder left elderly couple with just £25 after conning them out of life savings

By |2019-01-29T16:46:13+00:00January 29th, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

A cowboy builder defrauded a vulnerable, elderly man with dementia out of tens of thousands of pounds. Which left him and his wife out of their life savings in the space of just a few months. Abdul Rimaaz, 34, was set to build a walk-in wet room at [...]

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Should You Buy Or Lease A Van?

By |2019-01-29T16:39:58+00:00January 29th, 2019|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

Should you buy or lease a van for your business? We’re here to help you decide. When starting your career as a Tradesperson, one of the vital essentials is a van. Without one, business would run poorly. Perhaps you already know this, perhaps you’ve already driven your fair [...]

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