Penge trader wins first ever Which? Trusted Trader Award

South London Heating, a gas heating services provider based in Penge, is the inaugural winner of the ‘Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2015’, it was announced at the annual Which? Awards ceremony that took place in London (Wednesday 17 June 2015).

Following the search to find the very best of businesses endorsed by the Which? Trusted Traders service, South London Heating came top – running against shortlisted traders: Day and Knight – Bedroom Design and Fitting (based in Slough); Electricians in Reading (based in Reading); and James Regan Construction Ltd (based in Essex).

The ninth Which? Awards ceremony was co-hosted by TV presenter Steph McGovern and Which? Group Chief Executive Peter Vicary-Smith. The Awards recognise and celebrate the best businesses that are consistently focused on the needs of their customers.

The Which? Trusted Trader of the Year 2015 Award, highlights traders endorsed by the Which? Trusted Traders scheme, who’ve worked hard to focus their businesses on what consumers want and have delivered consistently high standards of customer service.

South London Heating have been a member of the Which? Trusted Traders scheme for over a year. They have achieved some very good customer reviews being rated 5 out of 5 in all categories, with one customer saying: “The team turned up at 8am and were polite, friendly and careful throughout – my place was left cleaner than when they arrived!”

Mark Gallagher, a Which? Trusted Trader, from South London Heating based in Penge said:

“We’re thrilled to have won the first ever Which? Trusted Trader of the Year Award! We welcome this achievement as a great honour, particularly as we were up against stiff competition across all trades in the U.K.! This coveted award by such an esteemed organisation as Which? is a stamp of approval of our company’s values, our quality of work and excellent customer service.”

“Being endorsed by Which? Trusted Traders has been brilliant because it means that people know that our business has been assessed by experts. Being awarded by Which? as the Trusted Trader of the Year 2015 only reinforces our pledge to surpass the high standards that we’ve achieved here at South London Heating.”

Stephen McCluskey, Managing Director at Which? Trusted Traders said:

“Traders like South London Heating that take pride in their work and deliver consistently high standards of customer service are not only good for consumers, they are setting the benchmark for their profession.

“I’m thrilled to have awarded South London Heating the Trusted Trader of the Year 2015 Award, as it recognises those who exemplify the best of what the Which? Trusted Traders service has to offer.”

For almost sixty years Which? has been helping consumers to make the best choices. Which? Trusted Traders builds on our history of providing independent advice, by giving people a free-to-use service to help them find local, endorsed traders they can rely on. All traders have to pass a rigorous assessment process, including face to face interviews and financial checks, before receiving their Which? Trusted Trader endorsement.

Consumers can go online to access the database of endorsed traders by visiting http://trustedtraders.which.co.uk/