Interview: Kevin Byrne, Checkatrade - Meet the entrepreneur taking on cowboy builders

Kevin Byrne's vets tradespeople and turned over £15m last year.

by Jack Torrance

Getting work in your house can be a massive headache. Aside from the costs and your kitchen or bathroom potentially being out of action for days, if things go wrong then it’s often difficult to get bad work rectified or to coax your money back from the tradesperson.

It might not be able to help with the first two problems but, the accreditation site for trades people founded by Kevin Byrne, aims to help people avoid the kinds of crooks who leave customers with a half-built extension and an exorbitant bill.

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121



  • Up to 4 free articles a month
  • Free email bulletins

Register Now

Become a subscriber

From £66 a quarter

  • Full access to
  • Exclusive event discounts
  • Management Today's print magazine
  • Plus lots more, including our State of the Industry Report.

Choose a Package