In association with Suffolk County Council
Trusted Trader
Accredited by Suffolk County Council Trading Standards

Suffolk Trusted Trader application process

You need to have a minimum of six months trading history to apply to become a Trusted Trader.

Small business owners - Join now and get 50% off the cost of membership

We have a time limited 50% off promotion for new members, £126 incl VAT. (The usual fee is £252 incl VAT.)

  • 12 months of Suffolk Trusted Trader membership and see how it benefits your business
  • Fully refundable fee in the event you are unable to meet the vetting requirements
  • Your business showcased with other vetted businesses across Suffolk to local residents
  • Have access to official logos and marketing materials to promote your business.

If you have any questions, then call us on 0333 444 2198, Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Alternatively you can fill in our expression of interest form and we will contact you.

Start the application

You will require about 10 minutes to complete the online application. If you get called away from your computer, your application will remain open for up to two hours, allowing you to continue on your return.

Declaration disclaimer

Please complete the following declaration questions. If you answer Yes to any of the questions you will be asked to provide further details.
  • the answers you give in this declaration will be subject to checks by Suffolk Trusted Trader
  • failure to answer any questions honestly will result in any agreement being ended and may result in further action being taken against you
  • answering Yes to any of the questions may not automatically prevent you from applying to join the scheme.
If you are unsure, or would like to talk to us in confidence, please telephone 0333 444 2198 during working hours.


  1. Subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, have you, any partner or director had any previous convictions or cautions; or have any legal proceedings pending?
  2. In the last six years, have you, any business partner or director:
  3. been removed or suspended from any Trusted Trader or similar scheme or from any trade body?
  4. been removed or suspended from any Council contracts or list of suppliers, anywhere in the UK?
  5. traded under any other name or been involved in the management of any other business?
  6. had any County Court Judgements (CCJs) or High Court Judgements made against you?
  7. if this application is made in relation to a limited company: had any claims or judgements made against the company in the County or High Court?
  8. been declared bankrupt/insolvent or entered into any form of individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) at any time?
  9. been disqualified as a company director?
  10. had any other formal action taken against you (e.g. ASBO, CRASBO, Enforcement order)?
  11. have been subject to a prosecution by a local authority?