The Scheme is managed and administered by Trading Standards which is a part of Perth & Kinross Council’s Environment Department.
The Better Business Partnership (BBP) is the trusted trader scheme operating in Perth and Kinross. The aim is to help traders comply with the law while improving consumer protection through a partnership approach.
It is often difficult for consumers to know whether they are dealing with reputable tradesmen or whether they are dealing with one of the small proportion of rogue traders. Concerns are also raised about bogus traders and unscrupulous callers who, after carrying out less than satisfactory work, disappear leaving a mobile phone number as the only contact.
In an attempt to address these particular problems the Trading Standards service of Perth & Kinross Council and D Division of Police Scotland have created the Better Business Partnership.
Services offered by businesses cannot be approved or recommended, but traders who are committed to trading fairly and honestly can find out how to apply to join the registration scheme.