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Contents                                 Consumers and busi
                                         Stamp of Approval
                                          Isle of Wight Trader Approval Schem
Consumers and businesses
win with Isle of Wight                   Welcome to the new Isle of Wight Trader Approval
Trader Approval Scheme 2                 Scheme directory benefiting businesses and giving
                                         consumers choice.
Why you can trust businesses
with Isle of Wight Trader                   The scheme has changed its name to IW Trading Standards Approved, with a
Approval Scheme                      2   new logo.

How to avoid problems 3                     The terms and conditions are very similar and the scheme is still intended to
                                         promote businesses who abide by the law and the spirit of the law to give consumers a
Contracts                            3   register of businesses they can rely on.

Business services                    4      The IW Council Trading Standards Service want to warn consumers about the perils
                                         of buying goods and services at the door.
Home exteriors                       6
                                            If someone comes to your door to sell goods or services, it is not the time to agree.
Home interiors                       16  Give yourself time to think. Products such as solar energy installations, roof repairs, loft
                                         insulation or gardening work can cost a lot of money and are a big decision to make.
Motor vehicles/servicing 24
                                            There are many factors to take into consideration, such as “does it need to be done?”,
Retail                               26  “how much?” and “what will the quality of the work be?” Also “What if something goes

                                            Trading Standards recommends you never buy goods or services from a cold caller at
                                         your door.

                                            If you are told there is a problem with your property or there is a tree causing
                                         problems, for example, check the information with a local trader to ensure you are
                                         being told the truth.

                                            The service recommends residents use traders from the Isle of Wight Trader
                                         Approval Scheme if you need work carried out on your home.

                                            Doorstep crime was one of the main reasons for instigating the service, to introduce
                                         the scheme so we could recommend traders to residents.

                                            The scheme, which has around 250 members, now covers a wide variety of trades and
                                         service providers, from both the retail and professional sectors, and provides the resi-
                                         dents of the IW with a list of local traders who they can trust.

Personal services/other/                 Why you can trust these businesses with
entertainment                        28  Isle of Wight Trader Approval Scheme

Professional, financial              30  Every business listed in this guide has been vetted by
and legal services                       our Trading Standards Service.

STAMP OF APPROVAL. Published by                                        This latest directory is even bigger and better listing more than 300 businesses.
the Isle of Wight County Press Ltd,
at Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street,                                     G Members are fully audited by a Trading Standards officer to ensure they
Newport, PO30 1ST.                                                                  trade in a legal, honest and fair way.

If you would like to advertise in                                      G All staff who visit your home have passed a criminal records check.
the next edition please call
Advertising on 01983 521333                                            G Members are properly insured.

All information provided is to                                         G Advice and help from Trading Standards officers should problems arise.
assist consumers in exercising
their own best judgement.                                              G Clear pricing with no hidden extras.

   Details of businesses are                                              The businesses listed on the Isle of Wight Trader Approval Scheme will vary in size,
correct to the best of our                                             expertise and cost. To make sure the business you have chosen will best match your
knowledge at the time of print                                         expectations, it is important to seek several quotes and to ask questions before
and supplied by the IW Trader                                          going ahead.
Approval Scheme team.
                                        01983 823000To find our latest members or to verify a member’s status phone
                                                                  or visit

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