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ABPC Member Benefits

The following benefits are available to all members of the ABPC.

  • Membership of an active Trade Association representing and promoting the Pewter industry at National and European Government level.
  • Access to the ABPC’s actions to protect the UK trade from products that, not made of pewter, are wrongly sold as such; and from foreign imports of pewter products wrongly marked “made in the UK”.
  • The right to use the respected ABPC logo on corporate literature.
  • Free advice, and regular updates, on: relevant new legislation, design protection, technical issues and assistance to buyers.
  • Free listing on the ABPC website: www.britishpewter.co.uk
  • Access to the ABPC’s Analytical Services for the testing of the chemical composition of products for Health & Safety and Food & Drink legislation purposes.
  • A free subscription to the ABPC Newsletter, published regularly.
  • The support given to the ABPC by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers (the Company), the City of London Livery Company, in the promotion of Pewter.
  • The opportunity to promote their work through the Company’s website and through the ABPC’s Newsletter.
  • Use of the ABPC and “Seahorse” touchmarks on their products and packaging*. The touchmarks are widely respected and promoted identification marks for British Pewter.
  • Affiliation, through the ABPC, with the European Pewter Union and, with that, the right to use the EPU touchmark and a unique EPU membership number. The number cannot be reissued to any other member at any time. Both the mark and the number can be used on products, packaging and literature in conjunction with the other marks.
  • The opportunity to purchase the ABPC ‘Made in Britain’ swing ticket for use with their qualifying products^.
  • Free issue of a Guide to British Pewter poster.

* Subject to Council approval of their products and the signing of a user agreement.

^ Subject to the signing of an agreement regulating the use of the tickets.