Welcome To The Trusted Business Community
Where Reputations Meet Expectation
Here at The Trusted Business Community Association we offer equal opportunities for all small business owners. Our policies create a level playing field for SME’s to work together as a collective force, highlighting the importance of collaboration through inclusion for all. We offer a safe environment promoting standards of engagement in a trusted and business like fashion, that is comfortable for everyone. We do not tolerate undesirable behavior, both towards another member or a client and have strict policies in place to handle such issues.
Our Founder Sean Hewitt recognises the need for standards and safety for everyone from within the association. Having successfully completed a course on the understanding of domestic abuse in and around the workplace, when engaging with us at the association, you can do so with confidence in the knowledge that our members are of the highest priority in all areas of the support we offer!
Becoming an affiliated or accredited member, gives your business the consumer confidence in your brand through the badge of trust you receive upon successfully being accepted following our membership process. Placing your branded logo alongside our badge on marketing campaigns unifies your brand as an organisation that consumers can recognise as ‘Trusted’, meaning your credibility is shown where it should be, with those who wish to use your services!
Wherever possible we aim to arrange business meetups across the UK. These meetups will be available from time to time throughout the year and will be subject to membership numbers available within each County of the UK, or regions outside of the UK at any given time. We pride ourselves to make these in person meetings both safe and enjoyable for, women, men and gender neutrals in business. There is no place for any prejudice in any format within our association, everyone is treated with the equal respect they deserve through qualifying for membership in the first place.
The Badge of Trust
Having already touched on this, upon qualifying to become a member you will receive the badge of trust that you can use on your fleet of vehicles, your website, social media promotions and your email signature strip. Consumers want to deal with trusted and vetted businesses. Showing you are a member by using the badge of trust will ultimately inspire those looking for your services or products to use you above others.
Premier Partner Support
Joining the family of businesses that belong to the community comes with the benefit of support from our Premier Business Partners. If you have a legal issue, you can contact us to discuss in confidence what your next steps should be. We offer 30 minute FREE telephone consultations to understand the potential problems you are facing, with discounted rates available should you need to take it further, we can and will save you money!
Whether it’s HR related, Payroll, Health & Safety, International Business Networking, Partner Agreements, Social Media Training and Management or organizing the collections of bad debts, we have the Premier Partner Support you need to run your business with confidence.
Social Media Advertising
By becoming a member of the community you will ease the strain on back office marketing, as we offer all our accredited members once a month adverting across social media platforms to include:
• Referral Key
Depending on your demographic and who you wish your audience to be, will depend on which online platforms you may wish to choose, it could be all of them, but your business will naturally be added to our Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram with links back to your website or Facebook page, the rest is up to you!
Business Hub Meetings
We offer our members the opportunity to meet with each other and throughout recent years we have built business hub meeting points in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Herefordshire and throughout Essex. It is our aim to bring these meetings to all areas across the UK and once we have a minimum of 20 companies as members in each County, we will open our doors for those businesses to benefit from face to face networking. These have been extremely successful and have given those in attendance the opportunity to grow connections, sales and partnerships dramatically over the past eight years since we launched them in 2013.
We also offer monthly online meetings via Zoom, completely free of charge for a 90 day period. Please check our business hub page for more details about all meetings we are holding throughout 2021.
We always allow first time attendees free access to the in person events held around the country, so that they can get a feel for the community and decide if it is for them. Should a company wish to re-attend without being a member, a door charge for entry is £25.00, however accredited members gain free access to all meetings once their membership has been agreed**.
Anyone can add their business to the directory completely free of charge for a period of 90 days, but it should be known that only accredited and affiliated members are highlighted, by having regular features and promotions placed across Social Media Platforms for brand awareness.
Please Note: By adding your business to the directory you are opting in and giving permission to be contacted by both consumers looking for services throughout the directory and businesses that form the membership of the Trusted Business Community, along with those businesses that are free listed within it.
We all know that we would love to keep everyone happy all of the time, but alas this is not always the case. As a member, if someone brings a complaint to us about one of our members, then we are happy to act as your mediator to resolve such issues that arise from time to time. This will also free up your time to get on with your business at the sharp end in the knowledge that the Association is looking into any issues on your behalf!
Join The Trusted Business Community
Simply add your business to the directory here & we will be in touch to welcome you to the community. We will discuss with you whether you wish to continue with your free listing or benefit from all the added value of being an affiliated or accredited member during that call.
We know that there are many alternative advertising household names that you have probably been advertising with, to expose your brand, but ask yourself when was the last time you made a direct sale from these platforms? If the return on your investment is questionable, then why not give us a try and find out why so many companies are joining and rejoining year in, year out.
Do they offer you the chance to promote your business to the many companies in a room each month through networking?
How much money are you investing to gain the odd sale from time to time by using other advertising methods/companies?
Do you get a Premier Partner Support Team to help you when you most need it?
With us, we keep the cost down, so that joining is a no brainer for any business wanting an affordable Business Community Association Platform to maximise profits and support.
If it wasn’t cheap enough! We also offer any business that is an associate paid up member of the community the chance to save on their renewal subscription each year. Simply put, should you introduce 10 businesses to the affiliated membership and they join we will give you 10% for each new member that you have introduced. This means you gain renewal completely free of charge for each year you introduce a minimum of 10 new companies to the membership.
1 business = 10% off your renewal subscription
5 businesses = 50% off your renewal subscription
10 businesses + = 100% off your renewal subscription
So what are you waiting for come and list your business for free or choose the membership option and benefit from being part of a fast growing community that really does work to build you and your companies profile and brand.
“Together In Business We Are Stronger”
** Free access to members is available when they bring a business guest with them at each event they wish to attend. A £10 door charge is payable should they wish to attend alone, with 50% of the door charge going to our Charity Partners. Non-Members returning pay £25.00 on the door, of which £10.00 of that door charge will go to our Charity Partners.
Please email us for Terms & Conditions of Association Membership prior to registering your business as a member.