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1. EXTRA BUSINESS
The correct way to get extra business is not only to behave professionally and ethically, but also to seek quality leads which then lead to quality priced contracts, therefore ensuring the consumer receives a fair job for a fair price.
At the TOP100 Trades, we have close links to the Consumer Advice Society and Age Care UK, whereby consumers from these bodies place their enquires with us, we then pass these enquires onto the local TOP100 Trades member within the consumers area.

This marrying together of professional trades people with consumers is a terrific method of professional trades people attaining work and thereafter additional profit. It also protects the consumer, which is paramount.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS
2. KUDOS
Every trades person likes to boast about how good they are, and in our role as Building Surveyors, we do inspect work by trades people which is exceptional, we also inspect work which is exceptionally bad! Parameters must be set and those parameters are membership of the TOP100 Trades.

Members of the TOP100 Trades are awarded the title of ‘Registered Master Tradesman’ (dependant upon their professional expertise, i.e. Registered Master Plumber, Registered Master Roofer etc.) The kudos of wearing a fleece, sweatshirt or polo shirt gives incredible benefits to that trades person.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS
3. RECOGNITION
The recognition given to TOP100 Master Tradesmen is unique -
  • The wearing of the fleeces, sweatshirts, polo shirts with the Registered TOP100 logo on the left hand breast, on the right hand breast, bespoke company name badge and across the back of the garment, the discipline to which the trades person is a Master i.e. Registered Master Plumber, Registered Master Landscape Gardener etc.
  • Presenting coded I.D. card
  • Prominent vehicle vinyls
  • Perodical National press coverage
  • Unique Consumer Charter
These all ensure that the general public can identify those professional trades people immediately and know that the Registered TOP100 trades people are working to the highest professional standards of workmanship and levels of customer care within the industry.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

4. INCREASED PROFITS
Increased profits come about because the general public, by and large, will pay that little bit extra for professional quality trades people. And TOP100 Master Trades member when attending a consumers property in their bespoke fleece, sweatshirt or polo shirt and presenting their coded I.D. card and a copy of the ‘Consumers Charter’, will give rise to the consumers being willing to pay that little bit extra, knowing full well that they will receive respect, professionalism, a quality job from the TOP100 Master trades member and also receive good after sales service.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

5. MEMBERSHIP OF AN EXCLUSIVE ‘CLUB’
Membership of the TOP100 Trades is an exclusive club.

In the first instance, all applicants must be a member of a bone-fide trade organisation and will be deemed therefore to have undergone strict technical and business vetting.

Secondly, the TOP100 Trades criteria dictates that all TOP100 Master Trades people work to a strict ‘Consumer Charter’. This Consumer Charter linked with the technical and management vetting undertaken by the applicant members association, ensures that the consumers are as well protected as possible with regards to the technical ability, the business acumen and the customer care services provided by the TOP100 Master Trades person.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

6. MEDIATION & DISPUTE SERVICE
At the TOP100 we are experts at Mediation, Dispute Resolution and (if need be) Litigation Support.

Every trades person will at some time meet a difficult consumer, or may have difficulty getting paid.

Our Mediation and Dispute Service is FREE to all members.

We have over 20 years experience and have worked on over a 1000 disputes, we are experts.

And our expertise is at your disposal FREE in the form of unlimited negotiations and correspondence. We will even draft you a summons, if required, or prepare your Defence, again FREE.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS


Every tradesperson wants more work, indeed the perennial question posed by all trades people working within the UK, is:

‘How do I get more work?’

In our opinion, the route to more work is for trades people to be - polite, respectful, professional and provide a good level of workmanship for a fair price.

Sound logical doesn’t it? Unfortunately in our role as Private Practice Building Surveyors and Expert Witnesses, we know that the alternative is true in some cases.

We have close links with a number of Consumer Organisations (typically – The Consumer Advice Society, Age Care UK) whereby consumers looking for reputable, honest trades people are directed to their Local TOP100 (Master Trades) member.

There are thousands upon thousands of consumers ‘hoodwinked’ by ‘rouge traders’ and ‘cowboy builders’ every week throughout the UK. These sort of practices do not only harm the industry generally, but also harm the legions of highly professional trades people who do provide good, professional services at a fair price with respect and politeness.

The time has come for the best trades people in the industry to be recognised, by becoming a member of the TOP100 Register (Master Trades). The recognition which all professional trades people should aim for.

D Waterworth BSc (Hons) FBEng MEWI
Building Surveyor / Building Engineer

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