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World Consumer Day 2017 - Do you understand your rights?

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In support of World Consumer Day (15th March 2017), TrustMark, the only Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, is advising consumers and businesses to understand their consumer rights and to empower them to exercise their rights with confidence.

Certsure named 52nd best firm to work for in the UK

Certsure named Times Top 100 company

Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 companies to work for the fifth year running. Certsure ranked 52nd in the Times Top 100 list, up an impressive 27 places on last year’s position of 79.

CEO Emma Clancy commented: “To deliver the best service possible to our customers we understand that our teams need to feel empowered, skilled and motivated.

“We have invested in staff training programmes and created an environment that gives our teams the platform to succeed.

RECC receives official TrustMark approval

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The Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) has been approved by TrustMark as a new scheme operator for businesses involved in renewables and related home improvement and energy efficiency sectors. RECC members can now sign up to the Government-endorsed quality scheme in addition to their RECC membership, and benefit from inclusion on the TrustMark website, which helps homeowners find quality and expert local tradespeople.

SSIP saves buyers and suppliers over £50 million annually

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New figures compiled by the Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) highlight over £50 million of savings to clients, other buyers and suppliers in 2016.

The figures show the total savings, linked to cross-recognition between health and safety supply chain assessments, reported to SSIP by individual assessment schemes. Cross recognition reduces the need for clients to re-check suppliers' details or to specify a particular assessment scheme, and for contractors to fill in numerous health and safety questionnaires.

Engineering services sector ends 2016 on high

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Over three in four (78 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2016, according to new findings within the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore.

The survey is now being run in partnership by the ECA, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT. It had 529 responses from across the building engineering services sector in January.

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Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators

The list of Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators and their contact details can be found below:

Benchmark BESCA BSI ELECSA NAPIT NICEIC OFTEC STROMA
Tel: 02380 517069 Tel: 0800 652 5533 Tel: 0845 086 9001 Tel: 0333 321 8220 Tel: 0345 543 0330 Tel: 0870 013 0382 Tel: 0845 6585080 Tel: 0845 6211111
Email: info@benchmark-cert.co.uk Email: info@besca.org.uk Email: cservices@bsigroup.com Email: enquiries@elecsa.co.uk Email: info@napit.org.uk Email: enquiries@niceic.com Email: enquiries@oftec.org Email: info@stroma.com