TrustMark chair awarded MBE

05 Jan, 15

Liz Male named in New Year’s Honours list

Chair of TrustMark Liz Male has been awarded an MBE (Membership of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to construction and consumer protection.

Launched in 2005, TrustMark is a national quality badge for tradesmen in the home repair, maintenance and improvement market.

It signposts consumers to more than 14,000 firms, including Dulux approved interior designers, who have been vetted and inspected and who commit to work to the organisation’s Government-endorsed standards.

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TrustMark is currently piloting additional consumer protection services for homeowners, and is developing free and low cost complaint resolution routes for registered tradespeople and their customers.

Liz Male has promoted consumer protection issues within the construction industry for more than 20 years. Following a career in public relations and marketing in property and construction, she set up her own PR agency, Liz Male Consulting in 2001 and was a consultant to TrustMark.

Male said: “It is a huge honour to receive this recognition for services to construction and consumer protection. TrustMark was set up with the Government to give homeowners a safe and easy way to find quality, reliable tradesmen for all work in and around the home. It’s a scheme I have believed in from the very start because TrustMark is a badge that is earned, not just bought. Every week I hear inspiring stories of TrustMark-registered firms which have gone out of their way to do great work for their customers. They are the people who deserve our greatest respect and praise, and they are the firms I will continue to champion.” Go further and find out the latest kitchen and bathroom industry news.