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Changes at Checkatrade – The Big Interview with Richard Harpin

A social media storm greeted changes to the way Checkatrade is run, following a takeover from HomeServe owner Richard Harpin, so Installer headed to the West Sussex HQ, to get your questions answered. Securing new work is a top priority for all tradespeople. A lot of our readers own or work for local businesses, and […]

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Installers' Union responds to Richard Harpin's Checkatrade update

Installers’ Union, a group of thousands of heating and plumbing engineers working to improve the industry, has responded to Richard Harpin’s update about the way Checkatrade is run. Checkatrade is owned by emergency repair business HomeServe, and this week the trusted tradesperson site has faced a backlash on social media from its members over a […]

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Checkatrade Q&A responds to members' questions about changes to the way the business works

Social media has been busy this week with comments, concerns and criticism about changes to the way Checkatrade is run. The trusted tradesperson website is now owned by emergency repair business HomeServe, and Checkatrade members feared that their leads would be funneled to HomServe. In a post on the Checkatrade Facebook page, Richard Harpin – CEO […]

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What the tech?!…. How modern technologies are transforming British homes

Smart home technology, including smart phone controlled heating, will become commonplace in the nation’s homes, a study finds. But some of our staple home technologies – including the alarm clock – could be consigned to the scrapheap Tech-savvy Brits want to live in smart, connected homes with smart lights, wifi-controlled thermostats and even robotic cleaners […]

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