29th March 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the UK’s largest construction trade association, is inviting all its members to join TrustMark
, the Government endorsed quality mark, which helps consumers to find reliable and trustworthy local tradesmen. Previously TrustMark was only available to FMB Build Assure
All FMB members are now eligible to join TrustMark because of the higher entry criteria now demanded of all new FMB members. The new membership will provide an even better and more rigorous protection for consumers as members’ technical skills will be independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status.
Stuart Carter, Head of PR & Marketing, TrustMark said: “It’s great news that the FMB is offering all of its members the opportunity to join TrustMark, especially as they have played such a key role as the leading scheme operator for the construction industry. We are here to help protect consumers and signpost them to trustworthy and reputable firms - FMB members have got a lot to gain by signing up with TrustMark. TrustMark tradesmens’ details were viewed more than 3 million times last year through www.trustmark.org.uk, many of which led to additional member leads and were a valuable route to growing their business.”
Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, added: “We support any credible attempt to combat the cowboys. The FMB provides services to help building firms run more effective and efficient businesses. Joining TrustMark, as well as being an FMB member, is another way our members can stand out and give themselves a competitive edge as it demonstrates to consumers that their work has been inspected and they offer warranties.”