In the press

Press highlights

Telegraph 9/2/2014

Float beckons for trading site RatedPeople.com

RatedPeople.com, the website that matches homeowners with local tradesmen, will join the stream of companies debuting on London’s junior Aim market this year. Read more


metro-logo 22/11/2013

More work… on tighter budgets

RatedPeople.com’s Tariq Dag Khan says: ‘Homeowners are still struggling to make their money go further so budgets are being cut across the many different trades we offer.’ Read more


The Sunday Times 6/10/2013

We can’t get the staff

Some of the biggest spikes in demand have been for large-scale projects. RatedPeople.com, a tradesman review site, has seen a huge increase in building projects this year, particularly for loft conversions – the number of such jobs posted on the site is up by 174% compared with 2012. Read more


metro-logo 23/09/2013

60 seconds

Fiona Fullerton, 56, is a property guru, journalist, author, ex-actress and Bond girl. [...] Fiona is also an ambassador for RatedPeople.com a website for tradesmen reviews and recommendations. Read more


mail-online 21/06/2013

Ten smartphone apps to help you save money on your household bills

Best for finding a decent plumber: Rated people. Finding a good builder, plumber or electrician is like finding the holy grail and once you find someone you trust it can save hassle and money. The app will help you find qualified and highly rated tradespeople in your area, while you are on the go. Read more


guardian online1 12/06/2013

Beat rogue builders or plumbers. Turn snooper with your smartphone…

The proposals have gone down like a lead balloon with the industry, although Chris Havemann, chief executive of trades people’s website RatedPeople.com, said: “If recording conversations will give both parties greater peace of mind, and help to reduce this figure, then tradesmen should welcome the implementation of the bill.” Read more


20/03/2013

Budget announcement: apprenticeships

GB Plumbing and Heating’s apprentice Chris Alavi speaks about his experience learning a trade and finding work post-apprenticeship. Listen here


 12/03/2013

Apprenticeships ‘just cheap labour’

Almost half of young people believe apprenticeships are “just a source of cheap labour”, with just a fifth thinking they will lead to careers, a RatedPeople.com survey found. Read More


 01/03/2013

Women of influence: Fiona Fullerton

One reason I gave up acting was that I felt underestimated as a person. I moved into the property business and I’m involved with ratedpeople.com, a trade recommendation website. Read More


 03/02/2013

Find a tradesman

Find a Tradesman is based on the RatedPeople website, which has a database of more than 30,000 tradespeople in the UK [...] with homeowners posting jobs they need doing and rating the quality of the work. Read More


 21/12/2012

40 best Android apps this week

Rated People has already launched an Android app to help people “Find a Tradesman” for work around the home. This app deals with the other side of that equation: tradesmen looking for work. Read More


the sun 05/09/2012

To-let or not To-let, that is the question for renters

Trade recommendation service RatedPeople.com, who conducted the study into renter’s habits, found that while people were conscientious about cleanliness when choosing a home, standards dropped once they moved in. Read More


evening standard 20/06/2012

By all means indulge in your instincts for DIY but take care or it’ll cost you

“After months of freezing temperatures, chances are that your roof and gutters might have taken a hit from rain, snow, frost and wind” says Tariq Dag Khan of tradesman recommendation site RatedPeople.com. “Ensure that no tiles are dislodged and that gutters are intact.” Read More


campaign 06/02/2012

RatedPeople.com recruits Phil Spencer for first national TV ad

RatedPeople.com, the online recommendation service for tradespeople, is rolling out its first national TV campaign, featuring a voiceover by property guru Phil Spencer. Read More