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In the Streetwise Tribe you are not on your own.

“Streetwise recovered an outstanding payment of £24,000 for my company in just two days”

When you have a main contractor doing everything it can to avoid paying your invoices, or threatening to pay you far less than the amount owed without good reason, then there is now somewhere to turn.

‘Streetwise Tribe’ is a network of construction subbies who have found that being a member of the Tribe has repaid their investment many times over.

My name is Jo Smith and I am a director of Streetwise Tribe.

I am one of a nationwide network of expert contractual consultants who are helping to solve all kinds of commercial and contractual problems for subbies.

Every single day, I receive calls from subbies who are tearing their hair out. They have tried every way possible to ensure they get paid what’s due to them, and they’ve failed. Which is why they contact Streetwise.

My job is to help them to solve their problem as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

When the subbie quoted above called me he had £24,000 outstanding. We talked about the problem and he sent me all the paperwork relating to the contract and the outstanding payment.

I then took it up with the contractor, and yes, when faced with hard facts, they paid up in 48 hours.

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Another business that called me was owed £800. Again, I managed to recover the money within a couple of days.

So if I can do it for them, we can do it for you.

An extensive industry-wide piece of academic research we contributed to a couple of years ago said this:

  • Disputes – 55.9% of those surveyed said disputes “occur frequently”, with 37.75% saying that they “occur occasionally”.
  • Variations – The main causes of late payment are in connection with variations 54.23%.
  • Retentions – The biggest reason cited for not collecting retentions is that the Contractors make it almost impossible to collect (37.31%). Almost 28% said that the business owing the retention becomes insolvent, making it impossible to collect.

This is what subbies are up against.

Unfortunately, I have seen little change in the way the contractors manage their relationships with subbies. Which is why I am keen to solve your payment problems and recover the money that’s owed to them. That’s what’s called trust.

It’s All About Trust

What’s important is building trust and collaboration, and that is absolutely the number one driver for me.

When it involves payments, there is no longer any trust between the contractor and the subbie. Which is why the subbie needs to know that there is someone ready and able to pick up the problem on their behalf.

And a good contractual expert is someone who is going to help you solve your problem. That’s called trust.

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Streetwise Tribe – Working Together

The two businesses highlighted above are just two of hundreds that I and my fellow consultants have successfully recovered money for.

Over the ten years we have been helping subbies we have recovered millions of pounds for them. And we can do it for you too.

For me, the compelling element of what I do every day is ensuring that the subbie gets the desired outcomes and that feeling of relief and satisfaction that the battle is over. Until the next one.

What we are doing here is something that affects lives and this is often forgotten. After all, I see us as allies in team that works within, rather than for your business, and meets your needs as a subbie.

If we can work together, continue to look towards the future and have better and better outcomes, then I have done my job.

Join The Streetwise Tribe Now

To become a member of Streetwise Tribe and find all the help and support you are looking for from both construction industry experts and other subbies just like yourselves, then the join Streetwise Tribe today.

For just £14.97 plus VAT a month, you could be part of this fast-growing network of UK subbies.

Join now for just £14.99 a month. We’re helping subbies solve problems daily.

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