BSG Member Services

As well as the many activities we have coming up, we offer a range of exclusive services for members.

Members’ Magazine

The quarterly Sugarcraft magazine is mailed exclusively to British Sugarcraft Guild members.

“Sugarcraft News” includes skills files, hints and tips, a diary of forthcoming events, regional and branch reports on sugarcraft activities and important food safety updates, as well as members’ letters and many photographs.

We welcome members’ contributions for publication in the magazine by post to the BSG National Office or by email to: editor@bsguk.org

 

Sugarcraft Insurance

The Guild offers UK resident members the opportunity to purchase public and products liability insurance cover at a discounted preferential rate.

Available under various cover options; for members pursuing sugarcraft part-time or as a hobby – with an annual turnover of less than £8500 – including members selling their cakes via recommendation, advertising and at craft and wedding fairs.

The policy is available to purchase in the BSG Online Store or through your local BSG branch.

FAQ: Sugarcraft Insurance and Covid-19

Some members have enquired about their BSG Sugarcraft Insurance during the situation with Covid-19. Our brokers at ADS Insurance Ltd have offered this helpful advice to reassure members:

“Ansvar Insurance who are the underwriters for the BSG Insurance scheme have not imposed any restrictions with regards to sugarcrafters carrying on their business activities. Obviously, there have been various Government guidelines put in place with regard to travelling and social distancing and as long as these are adhered to then I see no reason why all our sugarcrafters cannot carry on offering their services in these difficult times.”

Learn more about the Sugarcraft Insurance policy...

The policy is available to resident UK Individual and Branch members only. The insurance is offered as an ‘umbrella policy’ which means that the BSG has one policy which members may pay to join into; therefore, the cover has fixed start and end dates each year. The insurance year always commences on 1st May and expires on 30th April. You can join at any time during the year, but the premium and expiry date remain the same. The premium includes Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) at the prevailing rate and an administration fee. For full information including limitations to this cover please read the Statement of Fact, the Insurance Information Sheet or contact BSG National Office.

Demonstrator Training

Demonstrations are an important part of BSG activities and provide entertainment and instruction at Branch meetings.

The Demonstrator Training Scheme is for British Sugarcraft Guild members and helps those interested to learn the demonstration skills required to qualify as a BSG Accredited Demonstrator.

Before joining the scheme good sugarcraft skills are essential, followed closely by an interest in the developing of demonstration expertise and confidence to a professional level.

Our aim is to provide high quality and skilled demonstrations for presentation to Branches at their meetings and at exhibitions, etc. Trainees wishing to become BSG Accredited Demonstrators are supported throughout their training period by Demonstrator Training Team members who actively teach, support and guide them.

Find our next demonstrator training seminar >>>

Judges

The BSG has a panel of industry-respected judges, and our judging system has been perfected over many years. BSG judges are very sought after by other organisations for officiating at their competitions.

Our judges are trained from within the membership and are talented members who have won a number of awards in BSG competitions.

The ‘Competitor Guidelines’ booklet is available to purchase in the BSG Online Store.

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BSG Member Services

As well as the many activities we have coming up, we offer a range of exclusive services for members.

Members’ Magazine

The quarterly Sugarcraft magazine is mailed exclusively to British Sugarcraft Guild members.

“Sugarcraft News” includes skills files, hints and tips, a diary of forthcoming events, regional and branch reports on sugarcraft activities and important food safety updates, as well as members’ letters and many photographs.

We welcome members’ contributions for publication in the magazine by post to the BSG National Office or by email to: editor@bsguk.org

Sugarcraft Insurance

The Guild offers UK members the opportunity to purchase public and product liability insurance cover at a discounted preferential rate.

Available at various options and prices, this is for members pursuing sugarcraft as a part-time hobby with a turnover of less than £8,500 per annum.

The policy is available for our UK members to purchase in the BSG Online Store or through your local BSG branch.

FAQ: Sugarcraft Insurance and Covid-19

Some members have enquired about their BSG Sugarcraft Insurance during the situation with Covid-19. Our brokers at ADS Insurance Ltd have offered this helpful advice to reassure members:

“Ansvar Insurance who are the underwriters for the BSG Insurance scheme have not imposed any restrictions with regards to sugarcrafters carrying on their business activities. Obviously, there have been various Government guidelines put in place with regard to travelling and social distancing and as long as these are adhered to then I see no reason why all our sugarcrafters cannot carry on offering their services in these difficult times.”

Learn more about our Sugarcraft Insurance policy...

The policy is available to resident UK Individual and Branch members only. The insurance is offered as an ‘umbrella policy’ which means that the BSG has one policy that members can pay to join into, therefore, the cover has fixed start and end dates each year. The insurance year always runs from 1st May to 30th April. You can join at any time, but the premium and expiry date remain the same. The premium includes Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) at the prevailing rate and an administration fee. For full information including limitations to this cover please read the Statement of Fact, the Insurance Information Sheet or contact BSG National Office.

Demonstrator Training

Demonstrations are an important part of BSG activities and provide entertainment and instruction at Branch meetings.

The Demonstrator Training Scheme is for British Sugarcraft Guild members and helps those interested to learn the demonstration skills required to qualify as a BSG Accredited Demonstrator.

Before joining the scheme good sugarcraft skills are essential, followed closely by an interest in the developing of demonstration expertise and confidence to a professional level.

Our aim is to provide high quality and skilled demonstrations for presentation to Branches at their meetings and at exhibitions, etc. Trainees wishing to become BSG Accredited Demonstrators are supported throughout their training period by Demonstrator Training Team members who actively teach, support and guide them.

Find our next demonstrator training seminar >>>

Judges

The BSG has a panel of industry-respected judges, and our judging system has been perfected over many years. BSG judges are very sought after by other organisations for officiating at their competitions.

Our judges are trained from within the membership and are talented members who have won a number of awards in BSG competitions.

The ‘Competitor Guidelines’ booklet is available to purchase in the BSG Online Store.