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 aGuide to British Pewterposter.
* 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.
ABPC Member Benefits
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‘Pewter Live' is an annual Design Competition organised by the Worshipful Company of Pewterers to promote the use of pewter in modern products. It comprises two separate competitions, one exclusively for students of all ages from all colleges and universities, and the other an open competition for professional designers.
This year the Open Competition is looking for entrants to design a product that can be used in day-to-day activities by the Company, or given as presentation gifts. Entries for the preliminary Competition (initial design/s or proposal and description) close on 28th January 2016.
The Pewterers' Company has a fine representative collection of British pewter including many pieces of historical importance and items of quality contemporary pewterware.
About the ABPC
The Association of British Pewter Craftsmen (ABPC) was formed in 1970 to support and advance the British Pewter industry. Amongst its founding members was the Worshipful Company of Pewterers of the City of London (the Worshipful Company).
The Worshipful Company dates from at least 1348 and by a Royal Charter of 1474 had the right to regulate the Pewter trade throughout the land. Whilst that right no longer exists, the Worshipful Company continues to promote and support the pewter industry as one of its key objectives.
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.
For further information about the ABPC, please use the contact form.
For further information about the Worshipful Company please contact: The Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane, London, EC2V 7DE.