Producer Membership – What is it?

TCB Producer Membership – so what’s it all about?

The independent cured meat sector needs a body that properly represents it and reflects its wide cross-section of our talented makers. It gives a voice, able to speak up for it, reflect its values and truly promote all that it can offer. On top of this, as a result of our new expansion and other changes we are focusing on promoting your business across a wide, engaged, audience.

Looking at what you get for the £15.00 per month Producer Membership – Wondering if it’s worth it?

  • 10 FREE entries into the annual ‘Summer of Charcuterie’ Review (across 3 categories muscle, salami & snacking). This is now the only dedicated Charcuterie review/awards in the UK, representing the largest independent product review in the sector ever undertaken. (These entries alone would typically cost around £300 in alternative ‘awards’ schemes). 
  • FREE Enhanced directory listings where you can add images, promotional information and direct ‘click through’ links to your website or shop pages. Helping you stand out and reach customers in the worlds largest on line Cured Meat producers directory.
  • Invitation to attend the TCB annual ‘Town Hall’ Conferences – a twice yearly chance for some relaxed networking, discussion and presentations. Guest speakers, Q&A sessions and product and service demonstrations will all feature in due course as well as a chance to look at how best TCB can represent the sector and its members. This is the only conference of its type, for the sector to come together and discuss shared challenges and how we can better work together. 
  • Consideration for the TCB ‘Silver Star’ Index – an in depth review and assessment process which encapsulates careful review of the whole of the charcuterie producers business, its products, sourcing, flair and overall ethos. Winners are awarded a Star as the highest international marque of excellence.
  • Other Single day events and opportunities on offer throughout the year, run in conjunction with affiliate businesses, partners and our sponsors around the UK, that you may be invited to participate in or attend.
  • Free website banner advertising – Options to promote your business, products and events on banner ads across our web pages all included Free of charge to producer members. Simply provide the images or videos you wish us to use.

Not only do you get all the above but also:

  • Promotional articles about you and your business published and distributed across our monthly newsletter, magazines and linked media partners.
  • Social Media promotion across all of our SM platforms and within our associated Groups including as The Salt Cured Pig (overall audience over 35k).
  • Calendar of Events – for all members to advertise courses, events or promotions.
  • Recipe archive as well as publication and promotion.
  • Exclusive Recipe calculators and conversion tools.
  • A designated link with British Pig Association Members, for selling/buying charcuterie pigs and making contacts with your local area breeders.

Overall then, in terms of ‘What do you get?’ The answer is simple – excellent value, great opportunities, offers and ongoing promotional support worth many times the subscription rate and with many features simply not available anywhere else. ‘Is it worth it?’ We think so.

Get on Board today and make the most of your membership!

If you would like to discuss anything mentioned above or if you have any further questions please contact us via email or click here to link to the website for membership.