Writing about our companies

We appear in local, national and international media in our stand against rogue traders and opportunists.

Media pack

Our media pack is a complete resource for use for press and media purposes.

Press Releases

1m customer reviews

 25 out of 100 in Sunday Times list

Web traffic surge as flood victims scramble to make repairs Consumer rogue trader survey – Brighton results

Consumer rogue trader survey – ladies results Consumer rogue trader survey – national results

Crawley Town FC partnership

DIY Doctor Double award win for Checkatrade

Leave rogue traders out in the cold

Recording conversations with tradespeople

Rogue trader in Portsmouth jailed

The Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For

Wayne de Wet fundraising

Member Testimonials

Kerry Ballard, Viewtopia – “I’ve been a member for over 4 years, couldn’t and wouldn’t do without Checkatrade now. I don’t bother with any other memberships or advertising. I’m regularly vetted and have regular customer feedback. It works!

Sam Gray, Sam Gray Roofing – “My company joined Checkatrade a year ago and it’s trebled my business. Without a doubt – the best move I ever made. Thank you Checkatrade”

Sunrise Plumbing & Heating – “Best form of advertising we have ever used”

Ross Mabbott – “Checkatrade really does work. If you make the most of your website like I do by adding pictures of your work alongside feedback you receive – the better your site looks and it gives potential customers the confidence to choose you. I don’t need to advertise elsewhere as I get 80% of my enquiries through Checkatrade and I’m always turning work down as I am so busy.

Consumer Testimonials

Lord Brett McLean – “As a consumer and a business leader I fully endorse the services of Checkatrade as it is the only ethical company of its kind that vets, monitors and continually analyses the workmanship of its members unlike other organisations that portray to echo the operations of Checkatrade – but only operate in reality as a broker.

I have full faith in Checkatrade due to its continued preamble to protect the consumers from rogue traders. I have personally scrutinised the operations of Checkatrade and can honestly say that I am confident to allow Checkatrade members in my home and the homes of my family and friends. Checkatrade is what it says on the packet “continually monitoring and recording their members workmanship. Reputation, quality, service, integrity and strength is what this multi-award winning company is about  – and it’s members.”

Consumer from Hove posted March 14 2014 – “I am nearly 80 but I find the Checkatrade site really user-friendly and I really enjoy using it. More people my age should use the Checkatrade site, it’s so simple. I have nothing but good things to say about Checkatrade.”


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Key Facts

Checkatrade publishes 16.6 million printed directories each year, which are delivered to local residents and businesses. They list tradespeople who have been background-checked, signed up to the Checkatrade Standard, and work in the local area.

Checkatrade has published more than 2.3 million reviews, with hundreds more listed daily.

Checkatrade’s directory contains more than 21,000 tradespeople, who have all been thoroughly background-checked and have their reviews published.

From our Founder and MD