Heating and renewables roadshow signs up key supporting organisation

Heating, plumbing and renewable energy experts will gain access to the latest advice on consumer protection legislation at this year’s Heating and Renewables Roadshow, thanks to the involvement of TrustMark which has been confirmed as the key-supporting organisation.

TrustMark is the Government-endorsed quality scheme for all trades in and around the home which signposts homeowners to reputable installers. A not-for-profit organisation licensed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, TrustMark works closely with its network of more than 30 approved Scheme Operators from across the industry, and with consumer protection groups such as trading standards, Age UK and the HomeOwners Alliance.

With important new consumer protection legislation coming in from this autumn, TrustMark will be working closely with trading standards experts to help raise awareness of what heating and renewables firms should be doing to ensure compliance with the new laws and to boost customer satisfaction.

Simon Ayers, Chief Executive of TrustMark, said: “TrustMark is proud to be the key-supporting organisation of this year’s Heating and Renewables Roadshow. Over the last 12 months we have seen a 68% surge in demand from homeowners looking for reliable and reputable firms in this sector, so we are passionate about signposting them to the best local and expert installers and tradespeople to work on their properties.

“We will be bringing the TrustMark scheme to the roadshow as a way of encouraging more good firms to get recognition for their technical skills, good trading practices and customer service ethos. We will also be there to support all visitors who need to understand the new consumer rights and business responsibilities being brought in this year.”

Paul Stephen at Heating and Renewables Roadshow: “TrustMark is synonymous with quality, reliability and is most certainly a trusted source for the industry, so we’re delighted to have them headline the roadshow. The experience, advice, promotion and contacts will be invaluable to both current exhibitors and visitors, providing a gateway to accessing the rapidly expanding growth market of renewables.

“The Roadshow already has great support from a significant range of exhibitors and associations and we are now very excited about combining all this experience and knowledge together, to create the most useful and engaging events for our visitors.”

The Heating and Renewables Roadshow will be visiting five locations across the UK throughout September: Coventry, Exeter, Farnborough, Edinburgh and Manchester.

For more information on registering for the show please visit http://heatingandrenewablesroadshow.co.uk/

For further information about TrustMark, visit www.trustmark.org.uk