Become Trading Standards Approved With BWC

Become Trading Standards Approved With BWC

Local businesses in North Somerset can now be Trading Standards Approved by applying to become a member of Buy With Confidence, the non-profit approval scheme that has the support of more than 50 local authorities and is backed and run by Trading Standards.

Membership to this scheme provides businesses a way of giving consumers more confidence in their local traders and provides useful one to one assistance from a trading standards professional to support business growth across almost all sectors in the county. Since 1999, Buy With Confidence (BWC) has created a safe platform for local businesses, where every consumer can find the company they need, knowing that their search will lead to businesses which are committed to good customers service and are legally compliant, honest and trustworthy.

While many business approval schemes are only open to one type of trade or companies involved in home improvement, BWC rewards customer service and legal compliance in nearly all sectors.

The badge ‘Trading Standards Approved’ brings with it the recognition of a reliable and credible business who has taken that extra step to provide for customer confidence; all BWC members undergo rigorous vetting during an audit process confirming their procedures are correct and that they take care of their customers.

It’s more than just a logo, not everyone gets in, only those that show true commitment to meeting our membership standards are listed on our website directory. But there are other benefits for the companies that are part of the scheme. From being part of the on and offline customer directory, to tailored Trading Standards advice; having the right to use the ‘Trading Standards Approved’ logo, mediation in case of a dispute and access to special offers and tools to help your business grow.

The good news is that BWC is now available to businesses in North Somerset.

If you want more information, to find out about the costs and to apply online, or to find a ‘Trading Standards Approved’ business in your area just visit