Brand owners and producers (subject to minimum net annual gin sales of £50,000 per annum), are eligible to join in the corporate rank of Warden Rectifier.
Warden Rectifier status entitles the corporate holder to also nominate one person (free of charge) employed by the Warden’s company, as a Rectifier (which additional membership will continue for so long as the status of Warden Rectifier is maintained and the relevant fees are paid).
The Gin Guild fees for Warden Rectifiers are based on sales, on a variable scale, reflecting both branded and own label sales.
The basic annual fee for Warden Rectifiers is £750 (there is a reduced fee for small/new companies). The basic fee covers net gin sales up to £1m. All fees are expressed net of VAT.
On receipt of the required sales information the Director General can advise the applicable fee. Please note that the sales/financial information (on which the scale fees are based), are confidential and will only be known to the Guild Director General and if necessary to the Guild hon. treasurer - neither of whom work for a gin industry company. This is as prescribed by the Gin Guild board.
After 10 years of annual membership, a membership will automatically be converted to life membership.