BWCPages: HowToApply

Applying for BWC Membership

If you would like to join the Buy With Confidence scheme, please fill in and submit relevant form. Staff from your local Trading Standards Service will contact you shortly to confirm the next stage of joining the scheme and the cost.  Please click here to see the Local Authorites that run Buy With Confidence and costs involved. 

Your local Trading Standards Service will evaluate your application, but the following points give a general guide on requirements for Buy With Confidence membership. Your company must:
The cost of scheme membership varies depending upon which authority your business is based in and the number of business premises that you have.
Applicants are asked to note that they may be required to provide criminal records disclosure certificates.
Apply online for Buy With Confidence Membership 
 Apply online for Buy With Confidence Membership
Alternatively click below for a printable application form
Data Protection Act 1998
I agree that in determining this application the Trading Standards Service may request information about my business from other organisations, and I authorise those organisations to release such information. I also agree that this service may disclose details, on enquiry, about the status of our application.
Please Note:
By submitting this application form you have agreed that this service may make the enquiries listed below without breaching your rights under the Data Protection Act or other applicable legislation. As part of the approval process, checks will be made on applicant's previous history in relation to (but not limited to) any of the following:
·         Civil Court Judgements, (including County and/or Sherriff Court and Court of Session Judgements)
·         Financial Checks
·         Criminal Convictions
·         Consumer Credit Licence (where appropriate)
·         Membership of any claimed trade associations or professional bodies
·         Trading Standards Services' own enquiry databases

The information requested on this form will enable us to carry out a range of background checks and to maintain an application or membership file. If your application is successful, the details will be kept throughout the duration of your membership. If your application is declined, or your membership ceases, the information will be retained for reference for up to six years thereafter.

For more detailed information about privacy policies, please contact your administering authority - contact details can be found via the Buy With Confidence Authorities map.