Hello and welcome to our Member Zone!

Here you’ll find all you need to know about your membership benefits. If you need any help, please contact BSG National Office with your name and membership number and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Let's get social!

All BSG members are welcome to join our online community group on Facebook ‘The Sugarcraft Lounge’. It’s a place to share your bakes, ideas, ask questions and connect with others. Each month we have a LIVE learning opportunity with our ‘Live in The Lounge’ sessions.

You’ll need a valid BSG membership number to join the group – see you there…

Feeling lucky?

OUR LATEST DRAWS ARE NOW OPEN – YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT, TO WIN IT!

ALL DRAWS CLOSE ON 15TH JULY 2024.

Our members may enter any of the Free Prize Draws promoted in the quarterly editions of  ‘Sugarcraft News’ the BSG’s members magazine by clicking on the links below. Draws open and close at various points in the year and full details of the current draws can be found in the latest edition of ‘Sugarcraft News’.

You will need your BSG Membership number to enter… not yet a member? Why not join us!

Win 2.5kg of Callebaut Gold, finest Belgian chocolate, kindly donated by Jinny & Jo – www.jinnyscakes.com

 

Win 1kg of black sugarpaste by LCO Trading Ltd, kindly donated by
Jinny & Jo – www.jinnyscakes.com

Two lucky readers will win a copy of ‘Baking it Simple’ and ‘Second Bite’ kindly donated by Jinny & Jo – www.jinnyscakes.com

Christina Georgiou of Tasteful Cakes is giving one winner the chance to win an amazing tutorial – www.tastefulcakes.co.uk

Dinkydoodle Cake Academy is offering one winner a 12-month membership to her Facebook community with tons of online tutorials.

Congratulations to our March 2024 prize draw winners:

Draw 1 – Lyn Cooper subscription box won by Elizabeth Barnes (Gloucester)

Draw 2 – Credit for Dunnies Direct won by Yvonne Swain (Wirral) and Agata Gorniak (Swindon)

Draw 3Sugar Design wire containers won by Alma Evans (Dolgellau)

Draw 4 – Tickets to Ardingly show won by Suzanne Hart (Fareham)

Have your say – vote for our next President!

We are delighted to annouce that there are two nominees for the role of BSG President. All BSG members are entitled to vote. Their details are on page 9 of the latest edition of Sugarcraft News, so make a cuppa and take a few minutes to read about Barbara Corbett and Wendy Field – you can vote for your preferred nominee using the button below!

Useful Information and Documents

The Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) will take place on Saturday 5th October 2024 commencing at 11am. It will be held at The Barbanell Conference Centre, 64B Co-operative Street, Stafford, ST16 3DA. Any member, Branch or Individual, may attend the meeting in person or online via Zoom.

Motions or proposals for discussion should be submitted to our National Office by 31st August 2024 for inclusion in the AMM Agenda Booklet.

General Agenda

  • Welcome and apologies for absence
  • Minutes of the AMM held on 21st October 2023 followed by any matters arising
  • Any questions arising from the published committee reports
  • Any questions arising from the published report from the National Treasurer
  • Formal approval of the certified accounts for the year ending 31st March 2024
  • Appointment of the certified accountant for the year 2024/25
  • Approval of the subscription rates for the membership year 1st April 2025 to 31st March 2026
  • Appointment of scrutineers for decisions (if required)
  • Election of National Committee member(s) for a two-year period
  • Election of Area Coordinators for a two-year period
  • Considerations of resolutions submitted, any other business and general questions
  • Close of meeting

Further details and arrangements for the meeting will be published in the September edition of Sugarcraft News and here in the Member Zone.

Download the latest copy of the BSG’s Constitution (adopted in July 2021) by clicking on the image below.

Download the BSG’s 2024 Branch Accounts template by clicking on the image below. The template is a pdf file, if you can’t edit a pdf, open the document with Microsoft Word instead.

If you would like to see an example set of Branch Accounts, click here.

Do you want to get more involved in the BSG?

We are run by our members, for our members. Your local branch will always be grateful for any support you can give or perhaps you’d like to step up and help on your Area team? At our Annual Members’ Meeting on 5th October 2024 we are looking to appoint five Area Coordinators to serve for a two year period.

We are also looking for two National Committee members to also serve for a two year period.

The closing date for nominations is 31st July 2024. Nomination forms for both Area Coordinators and National Committee members can be obtained by contacting the National Office nationaloffice@bsguk.org

Sugarcraft News

All members receive our quarterly membership magazine direct to their door. Back copies can be ordered in our store. Our editor Debbie, is always looking for submissions from Individual, Branch or International members, so if you want to see your perfect cake creation in print, drop her an email editor@bsguk.org