Trades Application

Making a membership application is a straightforward process. You can either apply online, download the application form, or contact us with any questions you may have.

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Please note membership approval can take up to 10 working days and are dependent on successful references. Full payment will be returned should your application be unsuccessful.

1.APPLICANT/SUBSCRIBER DETAILS

Ltd Company
Sole Trader
Partnership

If Sole Trader/Partnership please give house number and postcode:


2.ASSESSMENT DETAILS

It is essential that all questions are answered truthfully, to the best of your knowledge and that you disclose all facts which The
Approved Trades Register might regard as relevant to acceptance or assessment of risk. If you have any doubts whether any
facts are relevant, please contact The Approved Trades office. Failure to disclose such information may mean that certain
benefits will not be provided.

Declaration. In submitting an application to join Approved Trades you are hereby providing consent for us to carry out any
relevant searches on any or all individuals or trading styles of your business at any home or business address associated with the
company, with any credit reference agency that we deem appropriate. Such credit agencies may keep a record of that search
and may share that information with other parties.

Please let us know here, your choice of Three main towns you would like to operate your Licence in. (Example Ashford Kent):

HAVE YOU OR ANY OTHER ON THIS APPLICATION EVER BEEN:





Do you have the following policies?



REFERENCES
Please supply 5 references:

I have the permission of my reference to be contacted by The Approved trades register.

I have the permission of my reference to be contacted by The Approved trades register.

I have the permission of my reference to be contacted by The Approved trades register.

I have the permission of my reference to be contacted by The Approved trades register.

I have the permission of my reference to be contacted by The Approved trades register.

3. CODE OF CONDUCT

“Trades” Members of The Approved Trades Register have agreed to abide by the following Code of Conduct:

  1. To conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner.
  2. Prior to them commencing work, to issue a detailed written estimate or quotation including settlement terms together with detail of any stage payments as may be required.
  3. Not to involve the customer in additional cost without consultation and agreement from the customer and to confirm such alterations in writing.
  4. To hold relevant public liability insurance cover and to ensure that it is current and paid up.
  5. To ensure that all work is undertaken or closely supervised by suitably qualified or experienced personnel.
  6. To advise customers of start and finish dates and to keep the customer informed of any potential delays as they become apparent.
  7. The Approved Trades Register accepts no liability for its members work and the member shall not in anyway lead the customer to believe otherwise.
  8. At the completion of the job, the customer will be asked to inspect the work and any unsatisfactory element will be rectified at no additional cost prior to an invoice being issued. Following completion any subsequent fault found in the work resulting from the member’s oversight will be rectified at no charge.
  9. Invoices will be issued promptly and will again state the settlement terms.
  10. Should a dispute arise between the customer and the member the Approved Trades Register offers the parties mediation to a reasonable level and thereafter an adjudication facility. The member will in such circumstances cooperate with the Approved Trades Register or it’s appointed agent and abide by their decision.
  11. If the member refuses to abide by the decision of the Approved Trades Register, the member is liable to immediate expulsion without refund of subscription and the immediate withdrawal of the benefits of belonging. The Approved Trades Register shall be entitled at its sole discretion to provide the customer with any finding made during the mediation/arbitration process and such other assistance as it thinks fit (whether in terms or finance or legal advice) in any legal proceedings brought by the customer against our member.

“Retail Members of The Approved Trades Register have agreed to abide by the following Code of Conduct:

  1. To conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner.
  2. To hold relevant public liability insurance cover and to ensure that it is current and paid up.
  3. To ensure that all staff are trained to a reasonable standard and that they are supervised by suitably qualified or experienced personnel.
  4. The Approved Trades Register accepts no liability for it’s members services or goods and the member shall not in anyway lead the customer to believe otherwise.
  5. To settle any complaint in a speedy and equitable manner.
  6. Should a dispute arise between the customer and a member, the Appproved Trades Register offers the parties mediation and arbitration facilities. The member will in such circumstances co-operate with the Approved Trades Register or it’s appointed agent and abide by their decision.
  7. If the member refuses to abide by the decision of the Approved Trades Register, the member is liable to immediate expulsion without refund of subscription and the immediate withdrawal of membership benefits. The Approved Trades Register shall be entitled at its sole discretion to provide the customer with any finding made during the mediation arbitration process and such other assistance as it thinks fit (whether in terms or finance or legal advice) in any legal
    proceedings brought by the customer against our member.

AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

This Agreement is made on the date set out below between the Subscriber (specified in Part 1 of the Application) and The Approved Trades Register.

  1. The Subscriber hereby applies for membership to the Approved Trades Register. Should the Application be refused The Approved Trades Register is under no obligation to give the reason for refusal . The Signatory of the Subscriber below confirms that they have the authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of their company.
  2. The Initial Term of this Agreement shall be one year from the date that the Agreement is signed by the Subscriber and shall continue from year to year (subject to clause 4 below) unless and until determined by the Subscriber giving to the Approved Trades Register not less that 28 days notice in writing to expire at the end of any one year period (subject to clauses 6 below). Such written notice must be sent by Registered or Recorded Delivery Post to The Approved Trades
    Register, at the official address show on the official website : www.approvedtrades.co.uk
  3. The Subscriber shall as from the date that the Agreement is signed by the Subscriber and on each subsequent anniversary (subject to clause 2 above) pay to The Approved Trades Register the sum(s) specified in Part 5 of the Application during the continuance of this Agreement together with any additional fees for additional services and/or materials as may be requested by the Subscriber at the published rates which may vary from time to time.
  4. The Approved Trades Register (at its sole discretion) shall have the right to terminate this Agreement at any time by giving notice in writing to the Subscriber in the event that:-
    (i) the Subscriber does not abide by the Terms and Conditions of the Code of Conduct, or
    (ii) the Subscriber fails to acquire all relevant liability insurance cover(s), or
    (iii) a payment due to The Approved Trades Register remains unpaid after becoming due, or
    (iv) the references taken up by The Approved Trades Register lead us to conclude that the Subscriber is not
    suitable for membership of The Approved Trades Register. The Approved Trades Register shall not in any
    case be liable for indirect or consequential damages or for the loss of a particular market (whether held
    daily or at interval) or contract or the goodwill of a customer whether or not the same has been caused or
    contributed by the negligence of The Approved Trades Register or any of its agents or the determining of
    this Agreement. No claim may be brought by the Subscriber unless all of The Approved Trades Register
    fees have been paid in full. A claim or counter claim shall not be made the reason for withholding or
    deferring payment of monies payable to The Approved Trades Register.
  5. On acceptance of this Membership Agreement Application by The Approved Trades Register the Subscriber will become a member of The Approved Trades Register in so much as the Subscriber will be able to use the benefits and services of The Approved Trades Register which shall be notified to the Subscriber and which may be varied from time to time. The use of certain benefits may be subject to the normal Terms and Conditions of the benefit providers and therefore The
    Approved Trades Register can offer no guarantee that the subscriber will be able to use such benefits. Oral representation of the benefits and services shall not be deemed valid unless confirmed by the Approved Trades Register in writing. The Approved Trades Register accepts no liability for its members work and the Subscriber shall not in any way lead its customers to believe otherwise. The Subscriber may display The Approved Trades Register emblem on its vehicles, literature, premises and advertising.
  6. In the event that the Subscriber determines this Agreement pursuant to clause 2 above the Subscriber shall:
    (i) be responsible for cancelling all further payments which may have been arranged through Standing Order,
    Credit Card Mandate or other payment method. Should the Approved Trades Register receive a payment
    subsequent to a Notice of Termination, the Confederation shall view this as an instruction to renew the
    Subscription membership for a further year on the same Terms and Conditions as this Agreement, such
    period to commence with the date that the payment is received by the Approved Trades Register. Refunds
    made as a result of payment being received by the Approved Trades Register due to uncancelled Bankers
    Order by the Subscriber will be reduced by an administration fee of £60 plus VAT.
  7. (ii) Ensure that from the day after the date of expiry of the Notice, no use shall be made of the benefits offered by
    the Approved Trades Register (including any specially negotiated rates or preferential terms etc.) and that
    the Subscriber ceases to use any of the services offered by any of the benefit suppliers which the
    Approved Trades Register has introduced for a period of one year.The Subscriber shall remove and cease
    to use the Approved Trades Register’ emblem on its vehicles, literature, premises and advertising. Should
    it be found that any of the benefits (including any specifically negotiated rates or preferential terms etc.)
    and/or emblem, are being used by the Subscriber, the Approved Trades Register shall have the option to
    renew the Subscribers membership for a further year on the same Terms and Conditions as this
    Agreement, such period to commence with the date of expiry of the Notice and the Subscriber will be required
    to pay the fee(s) specified in Part 5 of the Application. Benefit Suppliers shall have the right to
    automatically deduct the Annual Membership Fee from the Subscriber and pay it to the Approved Trades
    Register.

  8. On signing this Agreement, the Subscriber confirms that the details provided within the Application are accurate and that all the relevant information has been disclosed. The Subscriber shall inform the Approved Trades Register in writing of any changes within 28 days of the change occurring.
  9. If the Annual Subscription Fee is funded by a third party than they will advise the Subscriber of the cost of membership renewal together with the payments required to be made for the forthcoming period and will allow you a period of time in accordance with your agreement with the third party in which to cancel the financing facility with them.
  10. If any provision in this Contract should be held to be invalid such provisions shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall continue to have full force and effect.
  11. This Agreement shall be governed by the Laws of England and Wales and the parties hereby submit to the nonexclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales; in particular the Uxbridge County Court or High Court of Justice, Strand, London shall be the specific court of jurisdiction.
  12. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between The Approved Trades Register and the Subscriber in respect of The Approved Trades Register and its services and no representation, statement, warranty or condition not expressly contained in this Agreement or incorporated herein by reference shall be binding upon The Approved Trades Register as a warranty or otherwise.


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The Subscriber confirms that the Terms and Conditions of this agreement and the Code of Conduct have been read and understood

Upon submission of this form, you will be automatically redirected to the membership payment options page.

Download Application Form

If you prefer, you can download a copy of the application form here.

You have the following options:

  1. Download the form, open and edit the fields directly (using the recommended latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader – download here). Then save the file and return to us at application@approvedtrades.co.uk
  2. Download and print out the form (or simply print the form via the print button provided)

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us regarding your application, please call us on 0208 935 5918 or enquire by email at info@approvedtrades.co.uk.

Alternatively, please complete our contact form.