KwikChex earns Trading Standards accolade
Investigation and verification service provider KwikChex has been awarded a prestigious Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Hero Award for its continuous work and passionate commitment on behalf of consumers, particularly around timeshare scams.
The company, and its director and co-founder, Christopher Emmins, were nominated for the Business Award by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council for its years of assistance targeting fraudsters and providing support to trading standards and local law enforcement agencies.
Much of KwikChex’s focus has been on businesses targeting timeshare owners, and in addition to providing guidance and assistance to consumers through its online and telephone services, it has provided expert witness testimony in a number of court cases in the UK, all of which have been successful. It also manages the Timeshare Task Force on behalf of European trade body the Resort Development Organisation (RDO).
KwikChex is a corporate affiliate member of the CTSI and has been vetted and approved by Trading Standards, having an official ‘Buy with Confidence’ accreditation since December 2016.
The CTSI Hero Awards celebrate those who make outstanding contributions towards consumer protection. KwikChex received its award at the CTSI Hero Awards 2019 ceremony in London on 25 June.
Leon Livermore, chief executive at CTSI, said: “The Business Award is designed to recognise businesses that demonstrate a dedication to protecting consumers. KwikChex not only strives to help consumers who have suffered at the hands of ruthless fraudsters but have been a strong supporter of our profession. I’m pleased to name them our 2019 Business Hero.”
Colston Nichols, Senior Trading Standards Officer at BCP Council, said: “Its role in trying to stop scams or seek justice against the offenders is uncompromising and KwikChex has greatly helped to reduce consumer detriment, particularly within the timeshare sector.”