National Craft Butchers

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Full Membership

This membership is for all businesses within the industry big or small!

Included in this Membership Package is HR support including 24/7 Hr Helpline, Employee T&C’s & Handbook templates. 24/7 VAT & Tax advice, 24/7 Corporate & Legal advice and our Food Safety Support including registration with Primary Authority and access to our legally backed Assured Advice.

Plus you receive an annual subscription to Craft Butcher Magazine, access to Money Saving Schemes, Members Area Access, Website Listing, invites to our Regional Events and Forums, the opportunity to enter our members only Craft Butcher Awards and access to Technical Advice and Support.

Full Membership Details

Membership starts at £380 a year excl VAT.

Primary Authority – Full Membership with us means you can enrol for free in our Primary Authority Scheme. This is a legally backed scheme enabling our members (that are inspected by Local Authority) to receive assured and tailored food safety advice through a single point of contact. The idea is to provide you with consistency in interpreting regulation, so a change of EHO doesn’t mean that you risk having to invest time and money into your business unnecessarily! We work in partnership with Horsham District Council to make sure that our assured advice meets legal requirements while maintaining a common-sense approach, we continually update our advice and in 2019 we released our Charcuterie Assured Advice.

Our assured advice covers everything from HACCP’s and Stock Holding, to Staff Sickness and Allergens.


  • Free access to 24-hour Employment and H&S advice from Peninsula – From Flexible working requests and Shared Parental Leave, to Staff disciplinaries and Holiday Entitlement it can be difficult to stay up to date on employee rights and make sure you are in line with the law and getting the best out of your team however large or small they are and whether they are full or part time.
  • Access to NCB templates for Employee Statement of Terms and Conditions and an Employee Handbook Template.

In-house technical advice and support:

  • Our team and partners have a wealth of experience in the trade and meat industry all of which is at your disposal, we advise on matters from allergens to apprenticeships, HACCPS to Trading Standards, Suppliers Disputes to Social Media issues & Scams.

Some of our partners helping to save you money:

  • SME Business Insurance Services - ensure our members get the most competitive rates and will go the extra mile to make sure you can get the best cover for your business even when others refuse to insure!!
  • Focus Assured are a leading energy consultancy and they use their expertise to ensure our members save money and get guidance on the best solutions to drive efficiency!
  • AA – Offers our members up to 69% off business breakdown cover saving you up to £160
  • Reward It – Loyalty scheme offers an exclusive saving for NCB members.
  • Payment Sense are our new Merchant Service Providers, offering an exclusive deal to NCB Members with Free terminal rental, next day funds and they will cover your current providers exit fees up to £3000!

We also have relationships with Elis, Aims Accountants, and ASC Finance.

Other benefits include:

  • Regional and national networking events.
  • Marketing material including seasonal posters.
  • Eligible to enter Craft Butcher Awards.
  • Craft Butcher Magazine 10 Issues a year.

Also, and perhaps most importantly we provide representation within the FSA, AHDB and Government to ensure that the needs of our members and the industry are represented.