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.

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

The Guild continually strives to negotiate exclusive deals for our members with market leading car and van manufacturers. Being an accredited Guild member allows you the opportunity to take advantage of these exclusive discounts.


We have teamed up with workwear specialists Krowmark. Experts in embroidery and print and with a Trustpilot rating of 5 stars they truly are a company who adhere to their company motto of ‘we won’t let you down’.

GMC members can sign up to get:

  • Your company logo added free of charge
  • Optional GMC logo (sleeve or opposite breast) added free of charge
  • 10% off your order – using the link below your discount will be automatically applied
  • Free GMC branded hoody with your first order

Telephone answering service

Moneypenny’s Pocket Phone System makes your business look bigger and more professional by providing all of the functions and support of a complete office phone system, from just £25 a month.  The features include;

  • Clever call routing
  • Call filtering (VIPs and blocked callers)
  • An auto-attendant (press 1 for sales, 2 for accounts…)
  • Professionally recorded greeting
  • A PA to answer your calls when you can’t

Through our exclusive partnership, Guild members  can claim 3 months’ subscription free.


Not only do THE GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN members benefit from Everyday low prices in B&Q they will now get 10%* off almost everything. Remember that is off almost EVERYTHING in B&Q/TradePoint, instore and online giving you access to discounts on over 60,000 products across the entire range.

Some of our services include:

  • Made to measure windows, doors, staircases and roof trusses.
  • Dedicated Trade staff, checkouts and parking  
  • Open early to late 7 days a week
  • 290 stores nationwide
  • Transactional website
  • Bulk Delivery to site
  • 1hr click and collect
  • Account facility
  • Timber cutting
  • Paint mixing
  • Kitchen and bathroom design service

Chartered Insurance Brokers

We provide members with free professional advice and competitive quotations to help them to mitigate risks to both themselves and their business. As the recommended insurance broker of The Guild of Master Craftsmen, we have a number of years’ experience working with this skilled sector and have developed a true understanding of the things that are important to those working in these trades.

Whether you are looking for insurance to cover your business or personal life, we are able to recommend what is required and have a specific team within One Broker who will be happy to help you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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