FREE membership
for all Kent Traders

Supporting businesses and protecting
residents during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Offer ends 30th June 2020. T&C's apply.

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Kent County Council Officer
FREE membership for all Kent Traders. Trading Standards Checked is supporting businesses protecting residents during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The application fee does not apply during this time, the offer will expire on 30th June 2020.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the government is providing financial support for businesses to ensure they are able to stay in business and sustain themselves during this challenging time. KCC Trading Standards Checked is following this lead and offering free membership to all traders based in Kent (subject to the outcome of vetting checks) to continue to support local Traders and businesses.

Annual Membership Fees
  • Standard Membership £399 +VAT (£79.80) (application fee is covered within the full membership cost)
  • Gold Membership £499 +VAT (£99.80) (application fee is covered within the full membership cost)

Membership fees are fixed until 31st March 2023!

An application fee of £150 +VAT (£30) is payable upon application and is non-refundable, regardless of whether the application is successful or not.

Why be Trading Standards Checked?

As a member you will;

  • Be checked and vetted by KCC Trading Standards.
  • Be listed in an exclusive ‘Trading Standards Checked’ online directory.
  • Have a dedicated trader webpage that includes your business name, address, email, phone number, accreditations and licences, an image of you and a description of your business and experience.
  • Receive 2 free vehicle vinyls but can request a digital file to print further vinyls if required.
  • Have a private login to access and manage your own trader account, web page details etc. at your convenience.
  • Have access to a shared ‘Members Area’ with Trading Standards compliant paperwork, trading standards advice videos, useful information and much more.
  • Receive quarterly Member Newsletter (Advice, updates, offers etc.).
  • Receive relevant Business Alerts.
  • Be sent consumer enquiries direct to your email from your webpage on the Trading Standards Checked website.

Member Benefits

In addition to all the benefits of being a member of Trading Standards Checked, there are more benefits you will have exclusive access to.

Gold Membership
  • Priority access to consumer call back requests. Call back requests will be sent to Gold Members 4 hours before Standard members.
  • Your business will stand out in search listing results because it will include your business logo, or the Trading Standards Checked Logo, and a short description of your business.
  • Additional web page features;
    • Display business logo or Trading Standards Checked trader ID logo.
    • Photo gallery of previous work – there will also be a filter in the consumer search for traders with galleries.
    • A longer description of your business and your experience.

The following benefits are discretionary and could be changed, removed or added to at any time.

  • 50% discount on KCC’s fully CTSI accredited ADR scheme if the adjudication doesn’t find against the trader. (Usual price £200 - £500 per case).
  • 20% discount on Trading Standards Pay As You Go business advice services.
  • Access to preferential rates on legal services from Invicta Law.
Standard Membership

The following benefits are discretionary and could be changed, removed or added to at any time.

  • Access to preferential rates on legal services from Invicta Law
  • 10% discount on Trading Standards Pay As You Go business advice

Membership benefits

Legal Services at
Competitive Rates
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Discounted Trading Standards
Business Advice
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Alternative Dispute
Resolution (ADR)
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