Business Approval Register

Business Approval supports legitimate businesses and protects residents from rogue traders. All businesses on the register are checked and vetted in a number of areas. In the event of a dispute that the consumer and business cannot resolve between them, Business Approval can provide support and assistance.

If you're a business

If you're a business and are interested in applying to join the scheme, please go to the online application form on the Business Approval website or call their team on 0121 364 2020.

If you're a consumer

If you're a consumer, search the Business Approval Register for Trading Standards approved businesses in Stockport.

When choosing a business, particularly when arranging a service, you should:

  • satisfy yourself that you both agree in writing what work is to be done and the price that is to be paid
  • obtain more than one quote and choose the business you are most happy with

Clearly the price is important, but it's not the only factor that you should take into consideration. The Business Approval website has additional pre-contract tips to help you find the right business to carry out work for you.