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Choose the right membership for you. We have three membership packages for independent butchers, farm shops and small abattoirs and one for Corporates. Each offer differing benefits at a different price.

  • Individual membership allows you to stay in touch with the industry for just £72 per year
  • Basic membership offers an enhanced range of benefits including technical advice for £23.50 per month
  • Full membership gives you access to the full range of services (including employment support from Peninsula, and Food Safety support including Primary Authority) from £42.50 per month (depending on size of business)
  • Corporate membership gives you direct access to our members who are independent butchers, farm shops and small abattoirs. Giving you the edge over your competitors, for £70 per month


Fees can be paid annually or monthly by Direct Debit (monthly Direct Debit is not available on Individual membership)

Take a look at our benefits and see which level suits you best. Still unsure? Then give our team a call 01892 541412 or email info@nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk

Please complete the online application form, once you have decided which membership package is for you, and pay using the methods indicated. Check out our membership page

The NCB welcomes applications from independent butchers, farm shops, and small abattoirs in England and Wales. We also welcome applications from suppliers to the meat industry as Corporate members

The subscription to NCB is based on your membership package and on the size of your business. To view our current prices visit our membership page.

We are a non-profit trade association, set up by butchers for butchers. We charge fees so that we can provide the services our members need. We strive to keep the fees as low as possible, whilst still giving the best possible value to our members.

Yes, you can upgrade your membership at any time. Simply call us on 01892 541412 to immediately access further benefits and services. All we ask is you commit to a minimum membership period of one year in the new level.


If you’d like to downgrade from your current membership level, you can do this once your minimum membership period has lapsed.

You will receive an email from us approximately one month before your membership is due to renew, this will include your invoice and ways to pay. Our current membership rates can be found on the website , and are subject to annual review.

If you do change your email address then please update on the member area on the website or email info@nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk  

You will need to register each branch of your business as part of your membership for the purposes of Primary Authority.

In most cases the subscription will already have been paid, or will be settled in full, by the existing owner prior to the transfer.  The existing owner may wish to reclaim a relevant proportion from the new owner.  We will be able to advise you and the existing owner further at the appropriate time.

Once you are a member, you will be given a login and password to the ‘Members Only’ area. If you need to reset you password, click the ‘Reset Password’ to receive a link. This may go to your junk folder.

Once you have joined as a member we will add you to our mailing list. If you are not receiving emails please let us know by emailing info@nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk.

But first its always a good idea to check your junk box as a new sign-up you may find we’ve ended up in there.

Our Basic and Full and membership packages gives you a listing on our Find a Craft Butcher page. Our Corporate members, are included in the suppliers section Suppliers

For more information on upgrading your membership then give our team a call 01892 541412 or email info@nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk