Become a Member

Become a Member

We have achieved a great deal since our inauguration in 2009 but we need your support to develop further. Please help us by becoming a member of NHIG today.  This is the best way to ensure that our ironwork heritage receives the care and attention it deserves.

As a member of NHIG, you will be a guardian of the nation’s heritage and the traditional skills that built it.

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Member Benefits:

  • Discounts on events
  • Complimentary copy of our Illustrated Conservation Principles
  • Free advice service (via our ENQUIRY REVIEW GROUP)
  • Inclusion in our online MEMBERS DIRECTORY resource
  • Promotion of your relevant projects through social media & newsletter

As a member of NHIG you will also:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding
  • Participate in forums & projects with networking opportunities
  • Align your business with sound conservation principles

Our members form a community of practitioners, professionals and enthusiasts with a wide body of accumulated experience and expertise. Since 2009, our members have helped us:

  • Establish the first ever National Occupational Standards for blacksmithing
  • Publish the first Conservation Principles for Heritage Ironwork
  • Run a Bursary Scheme for Blacksmith Conservators
  • Develop an Advanced Apprenticeship with the British Artist Blacksmiths Association
  • Run CPD courses in the conservation of heritage ironwork

Why not join them for the next stage of the journey when we have plans to:

  • Establish a comprehensive 2-year Education & Training Programme
  • Hold our first major Heritage Ironwork Conference
  • Publish further Guidance booklets