Who are we?

We are a non-profit community of tradesmen, run by trades for trades. We are and all always will be free to join and use.

Our aims –

  • To keep our member’s diaries busy with job leads from the public and access to public sector contracts usually only available to larger companies
  • Change public perception on trades and squeeze out the cowboys tarnishing the industry
  • Educate the public on what it takes to become a self-employed trade at the top of your game and crucially why your time commands a premium
  • Reduce material costs, tool costs and business essential costs such as vehicle and insurances by purchasing as a group
  • Increase profitability
  • Help with the transition from employment to self employed
  • Help to develop the next generation of talent

We are currently developing the following services for members-

Access to a fair finance mechanism for your customers, not only will this be a free service but you will be paid a referral fee for each deal

Access to public sector contracts by grouping together with other local members via our procurement programme

With tool theft on the rise, we are hoping to put in place emergency tool access across the country

Find a trade service to link ASB members with the public seeking their services

Making the jump from employment to self-employment can be difficult financially until you build up a loyal word of mouth customer base. If you are thinking of going self employed or are doing homers on the side we can help with the following

  • Access to job leads
  • Access to our trade discounts
  • We will cover you under our liability insurance
  • Need GasSafe registration? We will add you to our registration until you are able to afford your own, allowing you to work legally and sign off jobs/ register warranties
  • Introductions to other trades starting out at the same time
  • Introductions to essential people such as accountants, printers, funding experts
  • Free starter website or discount on full site
  • We will cover the cost of an IZettle card reader allowing you to take card payments from day one and appear more professional

Start Your Journey Today

The Association of Small Businesses is completely free to join, and the process is simple.