Business Guidelines

Angus Reputable Traders

The Angus Reputable Trader Scheme (ARTS) (@angusrts) aims to support local businesses, while giving consumers peace of mind.

By becoming a member of the scheme, businesses will sign up to a code of practice which ensures they operate their business in a fair and honest manner and comply with legislation. When a business joins the scheme it is audited by trading standards to ensure that it meets the standards required. Going through this process will give your customers the confidence that you are a reputable trader.

If there is a dispute, we will work with both the trader and consumer to have the matter resolved.

By using scheme to find a trader, consumers can expect:

  • full disclosure of call out charges
  • written quotations and written schedules of work
  • to be consulted when the quotation price is likely to change
  • to be consulted when the work schedule is likely to change
  • to receive a friendly, reasonably priced aftercare service

View the list of reputable traders

If you have used a member of the Angus Reputable Trader Scheme, you can leave feedback about the service you received.

If you would like to join the scheme, email for more information.

ARTS is run by Angus Council’s Trading Standards service in cooperation with Police Scotland and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to encourage high standards of commercial behaviour by Angus businesses.