The Guild of Master Craftsmen
The Guild of Master Craftsmen is the UK’s most established trade association. Originally established to support members of the building trades, The Guild of Master Craftsmen has diversified over the years and now offers an impressive range of benefits to myriad businesses from carpenters to interior designers and toolmakers to web designers.
findacraftsman.com provides consumers with a database of skilled and reputable professionals who are masters of their particular trades. All members of The Guild of Master Craftsmen are thoroughly assessed before being awarded the title of master craftsman. Once accepted, ongoing membership is dependent on professions and trades meeting the exceptional quality, dedication and attention to detail demanded by The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
GMC Distribution offers a complete range of sales, marketing and fulfilment services to publishers predominantly from the US and UK. The sales force, comprising an in-house team, freelance and salaried reps, services all book trade and non-trade customers in the UK and Europe, with options for all other territories. While GMC is well established in traditional markets, it excels at reaching specialist, gift, mail order and other non-traditional outlets. It also has a catalogue and website business selling direct to the consumer.
GMC Publications produces a wide range of books and magazine aimed at the craft, art, photography and lifestyle markets. The diverse range of subjects includes woodworking, DIY, gardening, cookery, art, puzzles, adult colouring, mindfulness, wellbeing and all manner of crafts – from knitting to jewellery making and upholstery to embroidery.
Magazines include: Breathe, Teen Breathe, Zen Colouring, Outdoor Photography, Black+White Photography, Woodturning, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, Woodworking Crafts, Knitting Magazine and Making Jewellery. All are widely distributed and available in supermarkets and magazine retailers nationally and internationally.
GMC Publications also organises the prestigious photography competitions, Outdoor Photographer of the Year and Black+White Photographer of the Year, which receive entries from professional and amateur photographers worldwide.
Gifts & Stationery
GMC Stationery produces a range of luxury, design-led stationery and gifts for leading UK and International brands. It also has an extensive and beautifully illustrated range of imaginative children’s stationery.