In a bid to get the industry back on its feet, Tile Giant has set up a "new and improved" help scheme for tilers, offering a range of benefits including a Checkatrade membership package.

The new scheme comes in addition to the company's existing Trade Reward benefits, where tilers earn vouchers for every pound they spend directly with the merchant.

As part of the new scheme, tilers can take advantage of a £150 trade-reward voucher and three months of free membership if they join Checkatrade, a website linking consumers to recommended and vetted trades. 

Other benefits include free delivery of Tile Giant product for orders over £200 and support in setting up a credit account with Travis Perkins. Traders who take part in the new scheme will also get access to a guide on industry best practice to tiling a customer’s home, as well as a guide on how to set up a website, Instagram and Facebook accounts for their business. 

In a bid to give back to traders, Tile Giant has increased its existing referral bonus, allowing registered tilers to receive a reward voucher worth 10% of the value of the order placed by their referred customer. In addition to that, a new price match guarantee has been introduced for written quotes less than a month old.

The scheme is designed to help tilers get business back to its previous levels, while tackling some of the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 crisis.

James Heese, Managing Director at Tile Giant, said: “We recognise that the last few months have been an incredibly challenging time for our tradespeople, many of whom have suffered financially.

“Our relationship with tilers is our top priority, and we would like to do all we can to support them get their business back up and running again over the next few weeks and months.”

Alex Cubitt, Chief Growth Officer at Checkatrade, said: “Helping tradespeople grow their business is our core mission, which has taken on a new importance in these recent uncertain times. We believe this partnership will help us to connect more consumers with recommended and vetted tradespeople.”