The Register of British Flagmakers offers a premium Flag Institute trade membership, available only to firms that manufacture in the United Kingdom.
Registration highlights firms that manufacture in the UK. The level of membership shows how long they have done so: white, 0-4 years; bronze, 5+ years; silver, 10+ years; gold, 25+ years. It is not, however, a formal quality mark.
The current members of the Register of British Flagmakers are:
- Flying Colours Flagmakers Ltd
- Hampshire Flag Company Ltd
- JW Plant & Co Ltd
- Piggotts Flags & Branding
How to apply
Applicants should submit the full UK postal address of their manufacturing facility and provide reasonable evidence to show how long they have made flags in the UK. The Flag Institute Trustees will consider all applications promptly and forward their decision within seven days. All decisions are subject to confirmation at the next Flag Institute Conference. The Flag Institute reserves the right to de-register any manufacturer which ceases to be eligible for the scheme.
Subscription rates 2019/20
The Flag Institute will levy a fee of £250, payable prior to registration, then annually in advance. The Flag Institute will use all fees to further its published aims in accordance with its constitution. Members of the Register of British Flagmakers are not liable to pay any further trade membership (2019/20 rate – £69).