Rated People reward Alcumus SafeContractor members with new exclusive benefits

Rated People logo and Alcumus SafeContractor logoAlcumus SafeContractor accredited members are set to receive brand new benefits from Rated People, the online marketplace connecting homeowners with their local tradespeople.

The SafeContractor scheme offers health and safety expertise and a membership package full of trade discounts and preferential rates on services that support contractors’ businesses. Exclusive to the SafeContractor membership package, Rated People now offers new benefits which aim to help accredited members gain more work in their local area.

Alcumus SafeContractor accredited members are able to join Rated People at a rate of £5 for their first month’s membership, along with £100 credit to spend on bidding for jobs; double the amount of credit that usual Rated People members receive. Furthermore, those who opt for an annual Rated People membership plan, which costs £150, will receive an additional £120 to spend on bids. Once signed up to Rated People, the SafeContractor seal of approval will appear on the member’s Rated People profile, increasing their job opportunities by demonstrating to homeowners that they are fully accredited for their work activity, and have a strong history in health and safety competency. Rated People trades people can now join SafeContractor and receive a 20% discount and a free Fast Track service worth up to £120 plus VAT in their first year of membership.

Alyn Franklin, Chief Operating Officer of Alcumus Group, said: “We are thrilled to introduce Rated People to the Alcumus SafeContractor membership benefits package. This exclusive new offering will provide contractors with an opportunity to gain access to new local work on an ongoing basis, enabling them to grow their business in the long-term.”

“This exciting initiative adds to an already extensive portfolio of benefits designed to save our members time and money, as well as providing them with 24/7 access to health and safety, legal and employment law advice.”

75,000 job leads are posted by homeowners every month through Rated People. Rated People provide contractors with a platform enabling them to build a profile and grow their business. Users can introduce their business to local homeowners, send quotes and showcase their work using a gallery of images. Homeowners can also leave feedback on contractors’ profiles, vouching for their competence and workmanship, helping to build their reputation in the area.

Other benefits to the Alcumus SafeContractor member package include a competitive insurance service and discounted vehicle hire. For more information on the SafeContractor scheme, visit www.safecontractor.com


Notes to editors

Alcumus SafeContractor

Alcumus SafeContractor is the fastest growing health and safety accreditation scheme in the UK, with over 27,000 contractor members and 300 clients.

Alcumus SafeContractor is part of Alcumus Group, a market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and accreditation services, supporting both UK and International with a wide range of risk management services, including web based information management solutions, UKAS accredited certification services, contractor accreditation, health & safety inspection and consultancy, workplace monitoring services, training and HR consultancy.

Additional Information/ Press Contact:

Georgina Duff – georgina@mconieagency.com  or 01483 414751


Rated People

Rated People is the UK’s leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with over 50,000 local tradespeople nationwide.

Rated People’s goal is to take the stress out of home improvements for both homeowners and tradespeople. The UK online home improvement industry is worth £42.9 billion a year and Rated People is at the forefront of the digital transformation of this industry. Rated People provides homeowners with a cost effective way to source reliable tradespeople and offers tradespeople a highly effective marketing channel to build their business and reputation.

In the last year Rated People has seen more than 1 million jobs posted on its site, with a job value of £1.3 billion in its market. Over time, Rated People has accumulated more than 725,000 closed-loop, community ratings of its tradespeople members. These ratings all come from verified jobs, providing homeowners with a priceless source of genuine consumer reviews.

Rated People’s marketplace spans the whole of the UK and covers all major trade types, including building, roofing, plumbing, electrical, joinery, painting and decorating and gardening work.

For homeowners, Rated People is a free service. Trade customers pay a subscription fee, along with transactional revenues. 


Post date: 10 Oct 2016

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