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Angus Trusted Trader Scheme

Angus is now part of the well-established and nationally branded Trusted Trader Scheme.

The Angus Reputable Traders Scheme (ARTS) has undergone a review process and will no longer run after 31 March 2020.  You can still find a reputable trader under the ARTS Scheme under the following link.

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Angus Trusted Trader Scheme

Instead of operating an independent scheme, we are working with Trusted Directory Services to help support and manage the Angus Trusted Trader Scheme on our behalf. This will replace ARTS.

The value and benefits to be gained from joining an established local authority backed scheme with the support which this offers, will enable us to offer a better service for members and choice for consumers.

The transition to Angus Trusted Trader is in its early stages and the two schemes, ARTS and Angus Trusted Trader will operate in parallel until 1 April 2020 when the Angus Trusted Trader Scheme will completely replace ARTS.

Angus Trusted Trader overview

Trusted Trader is a trading standards scheme, backed by the council and supported by Police Scotland.

It was originally started by Dundee Council in 2005. By 2007 the Trusted Trader shaking hands logo became a UK Trademark and a recognisable symbol of consumer trust. Many local authorities across Scotland operate official trader schemes. All of these can be found on the SCOTSS website.

All members:

  • will be fully vetted by trading standards
  • must conform to an agreed Code of Practice, ensuring fair business practices
  • will be given a higher profile and exposure across the Angus area
  • may use the Trusted Trader logo and branding on materials and vehicles

Consumers can be reassured that:

  • all members have been vetted by Angus trading standards
  • members must adhere to a monitored and managed complaints process
  • feedback is 100% genuine and checked

If you would like to learn more about the Angus Trusted Trader Scheme, then visit the Angus Trusted Trader website.

How to join

There are no new applications being taken from traders to join ARTS. New applicants should follow the application process for Angus Trusted Trader.

If you are interested in becoming a member, you can apply online via the Angus Trusted Trader website or contact the membership team on 0333 444 0295.