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WHY JOIN US?

the butchery experts

Join our growing membership of other artisan and skilled specialists in the meat industry

Whatever level of membership, we offer all members an organisation to help support the craft for future generations. We offer different membership levels for all your needs and there is something for all butchers out there.

Here at NCB we help your business by representing your interests, promoting butchery, protecting the industry and keeping you up to date on all industry news.

 

Some of what we offer

our values
MEAT

Members

Our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Advice

We provide assured advice and guidance to our members.

Team

We collaborate with and value our members, employees and partners.

Members

Our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do.

Advice

We provide assured advice and guidance to our members.

Team

We collaborate with and value our members, employees and partners.

our membership packages

our membership packages explained

Who is Full membership for?

This membership package is for all businesses within the industry big or small. It is designed to support any business owner in running a successful business.

Cost

From £480 per year, inclusive of VAT, depending on the size of your business and number of branches. We do offer annual & monthly direct debit payments, or payment via credit or debit card.

Benefits

As a Full member you will have access to our full range of membership benefits and services.  These benefits are exclusively available to Full members:

  • Primary Authority Registration – this is a legally backed scheme enabling you to receive assured and tailored food safety advice through a single point of contact. We work in partnership with Horsham District Council to make sure that our assured advice meets legal requirements
  • Employment advice – provided by our partner, Peninsula. Available 24/7
  • HR templates – editable templates and staff handbook for you to tailor
  • Health and Safety advice – provided by our partner, Safer Food Scores
  • Food hygiene and labelling advice – from our partner, Safer Food Scores

 

Additional benefits
  • Regional and national networking events – these events are run by butchers, for butchers
  • Marketing tools – including seasonal posters
  • Craft Butcher magazine – 6 issues a year, sent bi-monthly
  • Website listing – a listing of your member shops and including branches, where applicable
  • Preferred Partner discounts – we work with a number of preferred partners to provide you with discounts, saving your business 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 next day funds and they will cover your current providers exit fees up to £3000!
Who is Basic membership for?

This membership package is aimed at keeping you up to date with all industry news, providing marketing tools & opportunities for your business and access to money saving schemes. This membership is perfect for some of our smallest Business’ or those who don’t require access to our Premium benefits such as 24/7 HR Support, Food Safety Support and Primary Authority scheme.

Cost

£264 per year, inclusive of VAT. We do offer annual & monthly direct debit payments, or payment via credit or debit card.

Benefits

As a Basic member you will have access to our range of membership benefits and services, that will allow you to stay up to date with the industry.  These benefits are:

  • Regional and national networking events – these events are run by butchers, for butchers
  • Marketing tools – including seasonal posters
  • Craft Butcher magazine – 6 issues a year, sent bi-monthly
  • Website listing – a listing of your member shops and branches
  • Preferred Partner discounts – we work with preferred partners to provide you with discounts, saving your business 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 next day funds and they will cover your current providers exit fees up to £3000!
Who is Corporate membership for?

This membership package gives you direct access to independent butchers, farm shops and small abattoirs, whatever you are selling. By becoming a Corporate member, you immediately open the door to our members and can give your company the edge over your competitors.

Cost

£816 per year, inclusive of VAT. We do offer annual & monthly direct debit payments, or payment via credit or debit card.

Benefits

As a Corporate member you will have access to our members whatever your product – fresh or packaged food, shop fittings, butchers’ sundries, seasonings, refrigeration, labels, scales, machines, business services.

Promotion
  • Promote products and services via a company page in our ‘Preferred Partners’ section of the website, including a link to your social channels and website
  • Opportunities to sponsor categories at Craft Butcher Awards and enjoy resulting publicity in trade press, social media and on our website
  • Opportunities to promote special offers and discounts to our members
Advertising
  • Promote products and services in our Craft Butcher magazine, our newsletter, and social channels
  • Substantial discount on advertising in Craft Butcher Magazine
  • New members profiled in Craft Butcher Magazine upon joining
  • Editorial opportunities in Craft Butcher Magazine in respect of relevant features

In addition to Craft Butcher Magazine being mailed out to our membership and industry contacts, it is also posted on the NCB website to be viewed by a wider audience.

Craft Butcher magazine 

6 issues a year, sent bi-monthly

Networking
  • Opportunities to network with members and non-members at all NCB exclusive events
Employment advice
  • Employment, Health & Safety, Corporate & Legal and Tax & VAT advice – provided by our partner, Peninsula. Available 24/7
  • HR templates – editable templates and staff handbook for you to tailor
Preferred Partner discounts

We work with a number of preferred partners to provide you with discounts, saving your business 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 next day funds and they will cover your current providers exit fees up to £3000!
Who is Individual membership for?

This membership package is perfect for retired butchers, apprentices or individuals in the industry who would like to stay up to date with new regulations, consultations, and industry developments.

Cost

£72 per year, inclusive of VAT. We do offer payments via annual direct debit, or credit or debit card.

Benefits

As an Individual member you will have access to a limited range of our membership benefits and services, that will allow you to stay up to date with the industry.  These benefits are:

  • Craft Butcher magazine – 6 issues a year, sent bi-monthly
  • Preferred Partner discounts – we work with preferred partners to provide you with discounts, saving your business 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 next day funds and they will cover your current providers exit fees up to £3000!