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A "Big Thank You"

20th May 2020

We’re really proud to say a “Big Thank You” to all tradesmen and women.

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After the lockdown ends – staying safe

12th May 2020

We’re all looking forward to the Covid-19 pandemic ending, but there will be a period of time where we will need to work whilst remaining vigilant about how we work on site. Social distancing measures are likely to be in place for some time. 

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After Covid-19 – are you prepared?

29th April 2020

Returning to work after Covid-19 might feel like a long way off, however now could be an ideal time to prepare for re-opening your business after the lockdown.  Have you thought about how you will restart your business operations once the country starts to return to work?  Will your suppliers be re-opening in time for you to get all the materials you need?

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Keep your tools safe with some simple steps

13th August 2019

We’re all aware there’s been a steep increase in tool theft recently. It’s estimated a van is broken into every 23 minutes. We know just how important tools are to your livelihoods, so we’ve brought together some tips to help keep your gear safe.

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Guest Post: How To Reduce Time Spent On Paperwork

13th September 2019

You could be spending 2.5 months every year perfecting your paperwork. Let’s see about trimming that down…

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The Power of Music: The Best Music to Listen to on Site

12th July 2019

We surveyed over 1,000 adults in the UK to find out once and for all whether or not listening to music at work had a positive effect on the daily grind.

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The Costs Of Being A Tradesperson

12th July 2019

When it comes to finances and money, what do tradespeople worry about most? Well according to you, the number one concern (and by some distance!) is tool theft.

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The Love Lives Of Tradesmen

12th July 2019

Just how romantic are the nation’s tradespeople? We reckon they’re romantics with a naughty side, but read on and see what you think.

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Tradesmen – A Life In The Trade

12th July 2019

What were UK tradespeople’s dream jobs growing up? Where do they like going on holiday? More importantly, what on earth would they choose as their superpower? Have a look at the infographic to see what we found out

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Bad tea article

What Is Bad Brew Insurance?

12th July 2019

No longer will hardworking tradespeople be denied of their right to a decent cup of Rosy Lee; Trade Direct Insurance are planning to put a stop to this with the development of our new ‘Bad Brew Insurance’ policy.

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