A new TrustMark offer from Foundations

Many HIAs and handyperson services already see the benefit of TrustMark membership – especially the extra able-to-pay business a TrustMark web listing brings. But some HIAs are reluctant to acquire a TrustMark registration because of its core requirement to have all contractors employed by the HIA, themselves registered with TrustMark. 

Previously, only multi-trades scheme operators were able to accredit the HIAs' contractors and manage their contractor list. This would enable the HIAs to comply with TrustMark requirements and thus benefit from an external provider effectively managing their contractor list, ensuring their contractors are always fully legally compliant.

As Foundations was not a multi-trades scheme operator, we were only able to TrustMark accredit HIAs and handyperson services – not the individual contractors. Happily, this has now changed, as Foundations has engaged the assistance of an associate multi-trades TrustMark assessor, allowing us to offer HIAs and their contractors a full turn-key TrustMark solution, at a very reasonable price.

Foundations can now provide TrustMark registration for your HIA, but also your individual contractors. The cost of contractor registration is borne by the contractor themselves, not by the HIA, and as such we have worked hard to make the cost of such registration as attractive as possible, even to small sole-traders who may not have been able to justify the expense of a TrustMark registration in the past.

This offers many advantages:

To the HIA:

  • Enable your own TrustMark compliancy and drive able-to-pay customers to your service
  • Allows the HIA to display TrustMark branding on vehicles and stationery
  • Allow a third-party to ensure your contractor records are up to date and legally compliant
  • TrustMark registration allows your HIA to be fully Trading Standards approved by way of future alignment of TrustMark with Trading standards
  • Provides access to low-cost dispute resolution services
  • Show your customers and commissioners that your agency operates are the forefront of consumer protection.

To the Contractor

  • TrustMark registration at a very competitive cost, which is within reach of even the smallest contractors
  • Allows the contractor to display TrustMark branding on vehicles and stationary
  • Provides access to low-cost dispute resolution services
  • TrustMark registration allows contractors to be fully Trading Standards approved by way of future alignment of TrustMark with Trading standards
  • A TrustMark web listing which will drive business to them

To the customer

  • Peace-of-mind knowing that the HIA and the contractors it uses are operating at the forefront of consumer protection, and provides confidence that if anything should go wrong, the HIA and contractors will put things right.
If you would like more information on our new TrustMark offer please contact Roy McNally on roym@foundations.uk.com.