Lisa and Jo collecting their Buy With Confidence Award from Cornwall Council's Geoff Brown.

Lisa and Jo collecting their Buy With Confidence Award from Cornwall Council's Geoff Brown.

The “Buy with Confidence” scheme offers Trading Standards approval to local businesses who can prove themselves to be safe, secure, reliable and worthy of recommendation.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for homes and communities, Geoff Brown said: “The “Buy with Confidence” scheme is intended to protect consumers in Cornwall by signposting them to local businesses that have been tested and audited and considered to be reputable."

At an informal ceremony at New County Hall this week the first two businesses to satisfy the accreditation process received their certificates of membership.

 Jo Shinner, Director for Rowan Tree Marketing, said: "I'm delighted that Rowan Tree Marketing is approved for the Buy with Confidence scheme. It's a clear way to show that we do a great job and provide valued business services.  Buy with Confidence helps us assure people that our customers rate us highly and that we are a trustworthy company to do business with. The Trading Standards team were delightful to work with as we passed through the audit process. We were thrilled to be one of the first two businesses in Cornwall to attain the standard required. I am sure it will help Rowan Tree Marketing continue to grow."