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Adam with the I Need An Expert website

An entrepreneur has hit out at prime-time TV shows highlighting shoddy workmen for demonising a nation of tradespeople dedicated to excellent service.

Adam Callow, founder of the free Trade directory site http://www.ineedanexpert.co.uk says programmes such as Rogue Traders and Cowboy Builders are ‘scaremongering’ about an industry that doesn’t deserve to be vilified.

He says: “I have a big problem with how the media portrays trades . There are too many shows that have one clear message -- to be careful when dealing with trades.

“Yes, it’s important to check key details of your potential tradesman before hiring them but these series are now scaremongering.”

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