The ABPC has, by promoting high standards, raising awareness of pewter and encouraging innovation and excellence in manufacturing, achieved impressive results; and, together with the Worshipful Company, has helped to establish British pewter firmly in both domestic and worldwide markets.
Members of the ABPC are entitled to use two trade marks, the ABPC logo and the Seahorse mark, the latter being a badge of quality. Please refer to the page on the benefits of membership of the ABPC click here. Members also receive by e-mail a regular Newsletter which contains and information about the ABPC Council’s activities and news relating to the trade.
The ABPC Council monitors pewter quality and the use of the ABPC pewter marks and takes an active overview of proposals in Brussels for regulation of the trade including particularly proposals for content standards.
British Pewter has a long and proud history and its pieces continue to be prized throughout the globe for their quality of manufacture, practicality and design.
Members of the ABPC benefit from the efforts of the Company, which include the Worshipful Company’s annual competition, Pewter Live, for UK design students and an annual Open Competition for pewtersmiths. This is one of the few design competitions which can actively link a student designer with a manufacturer to ensure that the design concepts are viable for manufacture. A number of new products have reached the market as a direct result of this competition.