Founded in 1971, the Flag Institute is a UK charity working to promote interest in all aspects of flags and flag flying (vexillology); to foster knowledge and understanding; and to offer a unique free source of expert advice, information and comment. Membership is open to all. JOIN TODAY and find out more!
Register of British Flagmakers
The Register of British Flagmakers is a premium Flag Institute membership open only to firms manufacturing flags in the United Kingdom.
The Register of British Flagmakers is not a quality mark. It confirms only that a member manufactures flags in the UK, and their longevity in this regard: white, 0-4 years; bronze, 5+ years; silver, 10+ years; gold, 25+ years.
The current Registered British Flagmakers are:
- Flying Colours Flagmakers Ltd
- Hampshire Flag Company Ltd
- JW Plant & Co Ltd
- Piggotts Flags & Branding
To apply for registration, please submit the full UK postal address of your manufacturing facility and provide reasonable evidence to show how long you have been making flags in the UK. The Flag Institute Trustees will consider your application promptly and notify you of their decision within seven days. All decisions are subject to confirmation at the next Flag Institute Conference (usually held in March and November). 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 fee will be used to further the published aims of the Institute in accordance with its constitution. British Registered Flagmakers will not be required to renew any existing trade membership (2019/20 rate – £69).