Frequently Asked Questions

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Denby Pottery

Becoming a Member

What is your criteria for a business to join?

These are our criteria:

  1. Your business is based in, manufacturing or providing a service in the UK or Ireland.
  2. Your products are of high quality.
  3. You are committed to improving your sustainability.
  4. If part of your manufacturing is international, you work with international communities in an ethical and positive way.

Do I need to be based in the UK or Ireland?

Yes. You must be based in one of these two countries.

My products are manufactured outside the UK or Ireland. Can I still join?

If you are a British or Irish business that manufactures outside, in order to join you need to be an impact-driven businesses who generates positive change in communities and maintains a fair and transparent supply chain.

Global Impact members

We welcome Global Impact members to apply for membership. Global members must be sustainable and have a social impact. We build partnerships with artisans, communities and entrepreneurs, to join together as the world unites to fight climate change and social inequality.

I’m thinking about joining. What are the membership fees?

We have two membership levels. Foundation memberships cost £120 per year, and Enterprise memberships cost £195 per year. We also charge an additional one-off joining fee of £100 for new memberships.

I’m very busy and can’t seem to find the time to upload, and I’m not very good at tech.

We can upload your microsite for a small fee. Please get in touch.

I used to be a Blue Patch member and am considering rejoining. Will I be considered a new member?

Yes. If your membership has lapsed then you will have to rejoin as a new member, which includes paying the joining fee.

What happens if I join and my business doesn’t meet the criteria?

We’ll refund all your membership fee, but retain £20 of the new joiner’s administration fee. So you will receive £80 refund from the joiner’s fee + all the membership fee.

About Blue Patch

What kind of a business is Blue Patch?

Blue Patch is a social enterprise, limited by guarantee. All of our surplus profit goes towards supporting our members and investing in renewable energy. Read more about our ethos here.

Are you B2B or B2C?

We are both. Our network of members is B2B but we also provide opportunities for B2C events and showcases.

Are you e-commerce?

No we are not. We are a business directory.

Do you take a commission on sales?

No commission is taken on sales made through leads from our website.

What opportunities do you offer?

Click here to explore what we’ve done in the past and check out our current Positive Shopping Campaign. We continue to seek out opportunities to benefit our members and have some very exciting things in the pipeline.

What is Positive Shopping?

Our publication Positive Shopping is delivered free to homes and selected venues. With a mixture of stories, interviews and a catalogue of members products Positive Shopping compliments our national campaign The Power of Positive Shopping. You can Apply to participate through the Member’s Hub. Or contact team Blue Patch at hello@bluepatch.org 02077387267

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