April 2013 – A home emergency might bring to mind images of burst pipes or a broken window, but research from RatedPeople.com has found that at least once a month 37 per cent of tradesmen find themselves called out for far more unusual “emergencies”.
April 2013 - Young adults in Britain lack confidence with even the most simple of DIY tasks. In fact, an alarming 5 per cent of 16-25 year olds said they would not be confident undertaking any jobs around the home, from changing the light bulb to putting up a shelf.
March 2013 – RatedPeople.com, the UK’s largest online trade recommendation service, today announces its collaboration with mobile payments provider iZettle [...] to enable users to securely accept card payments on the go via their smartphone or tablet device.
March 2013 – Research into the views of 16-25 year olds revealed that: only 19% believe an apprenticeship will lead to a well-respected and well-paid career. RatedPeople.com believe more needs to be done to change historic attitudes towards apprenticeships and have launched RatedApprenticeships.com
February 2013 - House proud Brits are not delaying renovations – or ‘Houselifts’ – on their homes despite the UK recession. RatedPeople.com’s research reveals that most of the renovations taking place are solely cosmetic (79%), in an attempt to uplift and revitalise our properties.
January 2013 – An investment of $3.25m from leading venture investor, Western Technology Investment (WTI) will support the company’s brand building activities in the UK, with a major marketing campaign kicking off in H1 2013.
December 2012 – Research from RatedPeople.com reveals Generation Y are failing common courtesies.
October 2012 – Find a Tradesman app enables users to easily locate job-specific tradesmen instantly through their mobile phones. Available on both Android and Apple platforms.
October 2012 – RatedPeople.com the UK’s leading online service helping homeowners find reputable tradesmen, is gearing up for further growth with the appointment of Chris Havemann as its new Chief Executive Officer.
September 2012 – RatedPeople.com added new flat pack furniture assembly category due to demand from almost half of British adults who are not able to build flat-pack furniture.
August 2012 – Landlords are overlooking simple improvements that could make a significant difference to the rental value of their property.
August 2012 – An unfinished home improvement project or ‘NERD’ (Never Ending Renovation Drama) causes arguments in over a quarter of British families.
July 2012 – Southwark Children’s Brass Band is the first band to be sponsored as part of RatedPeople.com’s national community sponsorship program.
June 2012 – Latest data from RatedPeople.com identifies trends in home improvement
May 2012 – More than half of Brits judge their neighbours on the state of their garden
May 2012 – Two thirds of Londoners judge their neighbours on the state of their garden
May 2012 – Research from online trade recommendation service, RatedPeople.com, has found that almost half of Brits will break the hosepipe ban this summer.
May 2012 – Hertfordshire’s Berkhamsted Sports Centre Swimming Club (BSCSC) is the first team to be sponsored by RatedPeople.com’s national community swim sponsorship program.
April 2012 – However, he’ll have a job on his hands as RatedPeople.com research shows that 56% of DIY jobs will go wrong this Easter
April 2012 – Ratedpeople.com’s research found out that bad manners are most likely to cause mistrust
April 2012 – Online trade recommendation service, RatedPeople.com, names Diffusion as retained agency for creative, brand awareness campaign
February 2012 – Jonnie Irwin encourages Brits to improve, not move as Brits turn their backs on new builds
February 2012 – Brits could save as much as £56,122 by improving rather than moving
September 2011 – The 30 second commercial, which also reveals a brand new logo for the business, explains the simple process for finding quality, proven, and highly regarded tradesmen in your local area. The ad can be viewed here