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28th January 2021


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Two stories in today’s issue of KBzine lead me to believe that one of my bugbears – having to deal with cowboy builders and tradespeople that bring the very word into disrepute, is on the way to becoming a thing of the past.

The first, the relaunch yesterday of the Government’s Trustmark scheme, will help raise standards and underline the need for consumers to deal with reputable, qualified professionals.

The second – an interesting survey from insurance giant Axa - shows that a formal education to degree level as well as professional qualifications are becoming more commonplace amongst today’s tradespeople and that more and more women are taking up a trade.

The idea that these people are going to be better qualified to carry out their trade fills me with confidence... And as a female that finds the idea of forcing companies to have more women in the boardroom (only for reasons of equality) totally abhorrent, the fact that these tradeswomen are in the industry because they want to be, fills me with pride.





Jan Hobbs


4th April 2014

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