About Checkatrade

Checkatrade, founded in 1998, has over 30,000 trade members and boasts over 3.8 million customer reviews allowing potential new customers to find the perfect tradesman for them, sure in the knowledge of their pristine track-record and ability.

Checkatrade helps combat the UK’s rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local tradespeople such as builders, plumbers and electricians as well as service providers. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from across the country. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.

Since then, Checkatrade has grown to employ over 300 staff with a turnover in excess of £17m. It has more than 30,000 genuine trade members, growing by an average of 400 new members every month..

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