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Having recently attended a workshop day for becoming an Arb approved contractor I wanted to ask anyone on here that has gone on and gained the approved status a few questions.


Did you find that new doors began to open? (I currently do 98% domestic work, I am having to become VAT registered and will probably have to seek more commercial work.)


A lot of the guys at the workshop sounded like they already had a certain amount of commercial clients and were looking to gain the status to cement their relationship.


I have seen a certain amount of negativity towards the scheme on Facebook groups and wanted to know if companies on here share the same opinion or if they feel it is value for money?


Appreciate any feedback


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The company I work for has been AAAC for many many years, and up until recently most of our work was domestic with a 75-25 split it has currently risen.


We also have used another local contractor who specialise in Tree clearance and only do commercial work and they are not AAAC but hold many other accreditations.


To be honest you do not need it to go into commercial work but it will help you get your systems in place, and they offer support if you need it which is the most important thing to bear in mind.

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I'm an AAAC since 2006 and currently undertake approximately 90-95% domestic work. I had intended on using it to gain a foot into the commercial side of things but found that although these wanted AAAC's they didn't want to pay for it......


I find it helps me to set a standard in terms of running the business plus the rare commercial client we do have appreciate the systems in place.

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