TrustMark registration

Apply for TrustMark registration

As a RECC Member, you have satisfied our strict criteria for membership. We are now offering the opportunity to become TrustMark registered through RECC and be listed on TrustMark’s Find Your Local Tradesmen website.
Last year, homeowners searched the website for a local trader more than 8.3 million times. They also used the telephone helpline. Renewable energy trades were the most sought after category on the website, and saw the biggest rises last year. Many homeowners were searching for businesses which are also registered to carry out wider repair, maintenance and improvement work. Some of these homeowners could be looking for you!

What is TrustMark?
TrustMark is an independent Government-backed standards scheme developed across the home improvement industry after consultation with trade associations, consumer groups and prominent leaders in each industry sector. 
Homeowners contracting with a TrustMark-registered business to carry out work on their property can be reassured that the business complies with the rigorous standards of RECC and TrustMark. This will provide reassurance, confidence and peace of mind to both your existing and your prospective customers. 

How does TrustMark work?
TrustMark works by having licensed ‘operators’ within industry sectors (usually trade associations or Certification Bodies). RECC is one such licensed operator. Businesses can register for TrustMark alongside their RECC membership. It is RECC’s responsibility to ensure that applicants meet the TrustMark standards.

What are the benefits of TrustMark registration? 
As a TrustMark-registered business you will be:

  • listed on the TrustMark website (www.trustmark.org.uk) under the 'Find a Local Tradesman' section where homeowners can search for reputable tradesmen by selected trade. The website is also accessible through the websites of Citizens Advice, Trading Standards and DIY Doctor
  • permitted to use the TrustMark logo
  • a member of a scheme that is promoted to homeowners 
  • provided with free van stickers and other homeowner focused promotional materials
  • part of a cross-industry, publicly-recognised, Government-backed standards body

What does TrustMark registration cost?
TrustMark registration costs just £100 + VAT per year, in addition to your RECC membership fee. In the first year the fee will be pro-rated for the remaining months in the calendar year. This means that you can sign up to TrustMark through RECC for less than the cost of a local newspaper advert! 

How do I apply?
Applying is simple. You should contact the RECC membership team on 0207 981 0850, or email trustmark@recc.org.uk and we will send you an application form and, once accepted, issue you with a TrustMark sub-licence.