Cost Savings

Save money on business expenses by taking advantage of the special rates and discounts we have negotiated for our members.

Fuel card

Manage your fuel spend with a euroShell Fuel Card, a secure and efficient way to buy fuels and access a range of other great services:

  • Competitive pricing.
  • Discounts.
  • Cost control.
  • Simple invoices approved for VAT reclaims.
  • One of the largest networks of stations in the world.

Vehicle maintenance

A leading independent garage network with over 300 sites across the UK. Highly trained accredited technicians use the latest diagnostics equipment and can repair or maintain any make or model of car in line with manufacturer standards.

Breakdown and recovery

  • 15% discount on standard prices for all members of The Guild along with their friends and family.
  • Free access to the Vehicle Log Book facility, automatically reminding you of important dates relating to your vehicle.
  • Free access to the startrescue.co.uk blog, keeping you up to date with all the latest motoring news from around the world.
  • Free access to the iPhone app ‘Start Rescue’ which allows you to report a breakdown within 15 seconds, without even having to make a telephone call.

Car and van hire

Competitive car and van hire rates have been negotiated on both individual and fleet services. Enterprise Rent-a-car operates a UK-wide service as well as the USA, Canada and Ireland.

Vehicle purchase

Save up to 33% on selected Ford vehicles.

Save on the Manufacturer Basic List Price up to a maximum 26% plus free of charge metallic paint on Peugeot cars, and from 37% to a maximum of 50% on Peugeot commercial vehicles.

Save up to 33% on cars and up to 43% on vans across the Renault range.

Tradepoint

TradePoint is the trade-only arm of B&Q. As a Guild Member you have access to GMC discounts across all TradePoint products. Members will need to contact TradePoint directly to obtain their new discount card and give their business/trading name, their name and Membership number and an account will be set up for them.

  • Located at 290 stores nationwide.
  • Open 7 days, early until late.
  • Over 12,000 trade products.
  • Buy instore, online or pay by phone.
  • Products include building, plumbing, decorating, electrical, kitchens, bathrooms, tools, safety and workgear, landscaping and much more.

Chartered Insurance Brokers

Insurance for your business is important. With Chartered Insurance Brokers Gibbs Denley you get a free appraisal of your current insurance needs.

  • Business insurance tailored for you, including employers, products and public liability, commercial vehicle insurance and even tools in transit.
  • Expert insurance advice and guidance to help you make an informed decision about the cover you need.
  • A dedicated account handler to help with any claims.

Gibbs Denley Insurance Services are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Guild Publications

The Guild of Master Craftsmen publishes one of the largest ranges of craft and lifestyle titles, including craft and hobby magazines and a vast and growing range of thousands of books on a wide variety of subjects such as woodworking, building and home improvement, knitting and needlework, gardening, photography, art and ceramics and cookery.

View the full range at thegmcgroup.com. Members receive 40% discount on the whole books range.

TRADA membership

The Timber Research and Development  Association is an internationally recognised centre of excellence on the specification and use of timber and wood products. Guild Members receive £50 off the first year of Membership.

Benefits include:

  • A free expert telephone advice line.
  • Access to the latest technical information.
  • Detail drawings.
  • Wood information sheets.
  • Case studies.
  • The use of the TRADA logo.
  • Free entry in the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook.
  • Sales enquiries via the TRADA website.

Equipment hire

Receive 15% discount on hire costs at all HSS branches.

Insurance-backed Guarantees

Give customers all the reassurance they need by using The Guild of Master Craftsmen Insurance-Backed Guarantee (IBG) Scheme, provided by GGFi at specially negotiated rates.

The scheme covers the following:

  • If you cease trading following completion of the project, your customer can submit a claim under the IBG for issues with the workmanship and/or materials (Terms and Conditions apply).
  • Deposits paid up to a figure of 25% of the contract value or £6,250 (whichever is the lesser).
  • Transfer of ownership of the guarantee should the property be sold, at a cost of £25.

Financial services

GMC Financial Services is provided by Norringtons, an independent financial brokerage service. Get advice and help to arrange all aspects of company and personal finance, including:

  • Individual protection: preferential rates on Life Assurance, Mortgage Protection, Family Cover, Inheritance Tax Provision, Private Medical Insurance and Income Plans.
  • Pension planning for individuals, groups and company directors.
  • Savings and investments: including ISAs, Unit Trusts, Regular Savings Plans.
  • Business Proection Plans (not regulated by the Financial Services Authority).
  • Staff Benefit Schemes.
  • Preferential rates on Life Assurance, Medical Insurance and Income Provision.

Cheque guarantee service

TRANSAX cheque guarantee service enables you to accept business and personal cheques of any value – without risk. If the cheque does not pay you, TRANSAX will.

Business software

These software packages provided by HBXL increase your efficiency, help you present a more professional image to customers and business associates and, most importantly, will save you time running your business so that you can get on with the job in hand.

Software includes:

  • EstimatorXpress
  • Health & Safety Xpert
  • PlansXpress
  • ContractsXpert
  • ProjectXpert

Card acceptance services

There is a choice of three card acceptance services depending on your business needs:

Contact The Guild

Whether you are interested in becoming a member, are a consumer seeking advice or would like to learn more about The Guild of Master Craftsmen, please contact us using our enquiry form.

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