TimeLine - Our Associations Company History

1983 – Fair Trades Ltd founded

1999 – HomePro.com founded

2000 – Fair Trades Ltd was purchased by HomePro.com

2000 – The business Won the Microsoft Digital Britain award for maximising consumer value using IT

2001 – The company gained Membership to the General Insurance Standards Council (GISC)

2001 – Fair Trades Ltd and HomePro Ltd complete full merger of businesses

2001 – The HomePro Insurance brand is born offering insurance products to Trade Professionals

2002 – The business launched home improvement services with Britannia Building Society

2002 – Launched Home Improvement services through British Gas and House.co.uk

2002 – The business is presented with "Insurance Times Innovation of the Year Award" by the insurance market

2003 – HomePro Insurance report an increase in insurance sales of over 300% above previous financial years level

2003 – HomeProInsurance.co.uk launched on internet

2004 – HomePro Insurance launch suite of new insurance products for trade professionals

2005 – FairTrades being an appointed representative is now able to provide Insurance Backed Guarantees to the Associations members

2005 – FairTrades launches the associations website as our portal for Trade Professionals

2006 – The Association launched the first phase of TDC (Trade Discount Club) offering our customers massive discounts at building merchants

2006 – The FairTrades Association is awarded Scheme Operator status with TrustMark

2007 – HomePro/FairTrades purchases IPWFI

2009 – The FairTrades Association moves to new business premises in Prenton on the Wirral

2011 – August - The FairTrades Association launches our Twitter profile @TrustedBuilders

2012 – September - The FairTrades Association launches 7 new cost savings benefits for our members, including the Juice Petrol Card, a Utilities broker and a great deal from Chip & Pin Solutions.

2012 – May - The FairTrades Association is the 1st business in the United Kingdom to provide tradesmen with TrustMark Accreditation for Solar PV

2012 – May - The FairTrades Association hits the 1000 follower milestone on Twitter

2012 – June - The FairTrades Association officially launched our Facebook profile page

2012 – June - The FairTrades Association launches the very first .tel mobile device trade association website ( http://tradeassociation.tel/ )

2012 – October - UK SME Fair Trades Ltd, a trade association representing the building trade, receives award for best in carbon reduction as a percentage of total footprint

To date, we have insured £5,451,952,342 worth of UK home
improvements, thats 1,497,112 jobs!

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Fair Trades is the trading name of Fair Trades Ltd. Fair Trades Ltd is registered in England
Company Number 1813671. Registered Office is Suite 40B, Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY
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