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TrustMark seeks heating and plumbing directors to join board

TrustMark, the Government-endorsed scheme for all trades in and around the home, is on the lookout for representatives from the heating and plumbing industry to join its board.

There are two board vacancies that are coming up for election this summer. A ‘trade’ director is needed to support TrustMark’s programme of innovation and the development of new products and services for tradespeople. In addition, a ‘non-trade’ director is being sought, with insight and experience in consumer empowerment and consumer protection policy.

TrustMark always ensures there is an equal balance between trade and non-trade interests on the board. Directors are elected for a three year term. They receive a small annual remuneration and currently meet about six times a year. In addition they attend Forum meetings (about four a year) and may also get involved in working groups or other areas of the business as required.

However, applications to join the TrustMark board need to be in quickly – the deadline is 18 May.

Chairman of TrustMark, Liz Male, says: 'After a transformation of several years which has radically improved TrustMark, its governance, operations and relationships, we are ready to make the next big step in our plans, and we’re looking for visionary and determined leaders to join the board to shape this exciting future.

'TrustMark was relaunched by the Consumer Minister last year with an updated set of standards – the Government Endorsed Standards which cover good trading practices, customer service and technical competence. This year we see the introduction of important new consumer protection legislation, and the opportunity to support a new Government in its work to empower homeowners and grow the success of responsible businesses. There’s never been a better time to be at the helm of a scheme like this.'

To obtain an application form, a copy of the job description or Code of Conduct, contact Simon Ayers (

Deadline for applications is 18 May 2015.

For further information about TrustMark, visit

14 May 2015


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