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1. EXTRA BUSINESS
The correct way to get extra business is not only to behave professionally and ethically, but also to seek quality leads which then lead to quality priced contracts, therefore ensuring the consumer receives a fair job for a fair price.
At the TOP100 Trades, we have close links to the Consumer Advice Society and Age Care UK, whereby consumers from these bodies place their enquires with us, we then pass these enquires onto the local TOP100 Trades member within the consumers area.

This marrying together of professional trades people with consumers is a terrific method of professional trades people attaining work and thereafter additional profit. It also protects the consumer, which is paramount.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS
2. KUDOS
Every trades person likes to boast about how good they are, and in our role as Building Surveyors, we do inspect work by trades people which is exceptional, we also inspect work which is exceptionally bad! Parameters must be set and those parameters are membership of the TOP100 Trades.

Members of the TOP100 Trades are awarded the title of ‘Registered Master Tradesman’ (dependant upon their professional expertise, i.e. Registered Master Plumber, Registered Master Roofer etc.) The kudos of wearing a fleece, sweatshirt or polo shirt gives incredible benefits to that trades person.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS
3. RECOGNITION
The recognition given to TOP100 Master Tradesmen is unique -
  • The wearing of the fleeces, sweatshirts, polo shirts with the Registered TOP100 logo on the left hand breast, on the right hand breast, bespoke company name badge and across the back of the garment, the discipline to which the trades person is a Master i.e. Registered Master Plumber, Registered Master Landscape Gardener etc.
  • Presenting coded I.D. card
  • Prominent vehicle vinyls
  • Perodical National press coverage
  • Unique Consumer Charter
These all ensure that the general public can identify those professional trades people immediately and know that the Registered TOP100 trades people are working to the highest professional standards of workmanship and levels of customer care within the industry.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

4. INCREASED PROFITS
Increased profits come about because the general public, by and large, will pay that little bit extra for professional quality trades people. And TOP100 Master Trades member when attending a consumers property in their bespoke fleece, sweatshirt or polo shirt and presenting their coded I.D. card and a copy of the ‘Consumers Charter’, will give rise to the consumers being willing to pay that little bit extra, knowing full well that they will receive respect, professionalism, a quality job from the TOP100 Master trades member and also receive good after sales service.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

5. MEMBERSHIP OF AN EXCLUSIVE ‘CLUB’
Membership of the TOP100 Trades is an exclusive club.

In the first instance, all applicants must be a member of a bone-fide trade organisation and will be deemed therefore to have undergone strict technical and business vetting.

Secondly, the TOP100 Trades criteria dictates that all TOP100 Master Trades people work to a strict ‘Consumer Charter’. This Consumer Charter linked with the technical and management vetting undertaken by the applicant members association, ensures that the consumers are as well protected as possible with regards to the technical ability, the business acumen and the customer care services provided by the TOP100 Master Trades person.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS

6. MEDIATION & DISPUTE SERVICE
At the TOP100 we are experts at Mediation, Dispute Resolution and (if need be) Litigation Support.

Every trades person will at some time meet a difficult consumer, or may have difficulty getting paid.

Our Mediation and Dispute Service is FREE to all members.

We have over 20 years experience and have worked on over a 1000 disputes, we are experts.

And our expertise is at your disposal FREE in the form of unlimited negotiations and correspondence. We will even draft you a summons, if required, or prepare your Defence, again FREE.

BENEFIT TO YOU – EXTRA BUSINESS


The TOP 100 Trades is a unique trade organisation formed by Hanley Amos Stewart Building Surveyors, who have been in private practice for over 20 years.

The Principal Surveyor, Mr D Waterworth BSc (Hons) FBEng MEWI is a leading Expert Witness in Construction Disputes and has extensive knowledge of building disputes and therefore understands the need for a bone-fide list of the best trades people within the UK.

The purpose of such a register would be to advise and protect the general public / consumers.

Throughout the last 20 years, what has become apparent to Mr Waterworth is that there is no clear directive to which the consumer can revert or refer to when attempting to find a trades person to carry out work at the consumers property. This is borne out by the number of disputes and Court cases that Mr Waterworth has worked on in the last 20 years, over 1,000 in number.

Everyone has seen TV programmes such as 'Rouge Traders' and 'Cowboy Builders'. Mr Waterworth has worked on similar cases and indeed has worked with the BBC on the TV programme 'Don't Get Done get Dom'.

Clearly the consumers are not well advised nor well protected, and it was with these concerns in mind that the TOP 100 Trades was formed 2 years ago, primarily first in the Window Industry and now expanding to all trades. The primary task being to protect the consumer by introducing professional and highly skilled trades people to the consumer via the TOP 100 Trades plan.

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