TAF encourages best practice amongst trade associations and membership bodies in the UK and promotes the effectiveness of trade organisations to Government and industry. The board includes representatives from trade associations across a variety of sectors as well as the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Gemma Swankie at QANW says: “The Trade Association Forum is the ‘association of associations’. It promotes best practice across many sectors, including the home improvement and construction industries.
“As part of our commitment to protecting homeowners’ investments in their properties, we champion best practice installers, which makes this partnership a perfect fit for QANW.”
As part of the partnership, QANW will be supporting TAF’s two main events over the next year – Trade Association Week and the TAF Best Practice Awards 2021. Other TAF partners include the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and Quest Business Services.
Linda Cavender, CEO at TAF, says: “I am delighted the Trade Association Forum will be working with QANW over the coming year. Customer protection is an important issue, especially as we are in a period of economic difficulty, for consumers who want complete peace of mind when they choose to have work done on their properties.
“QANW puts consumer protection at the heart of their business with their insurance backed guarantees and deposit protection insurance services, which fit well with our own best practice ethos. The Trade Association Forum is, therefore, proud to partner QANW as one of the largest insurance guarantee providers in the UK, and we very much look forward to developing our partnership further by ensuring our members have access to QANW’s expertise.”