Benefits of being an affiliate member of Bread Angels

Bread Angels worked with Just Bread, an organisation that taught bakery skills to refugee women in the UK

Bread Angels worked with Just Bread, an organisation that taught bakery skills to refugee women in the UK click to enlarge

Listing your courses on the website is inexpensive and effective

Listing your courses on the website is inexpensive and effective click to enlarge

Come meet other Bread Heads at a reunion

Come meet other Bread Heads at a reunion click to enlarge

Take advantage of our press & PR services to build your profile

Take advantage of our press & PR services to build your profile click to enlarge

When you complete the Bread Angel course you automatically become an affiliated member and receive full access to the network for your first year for free!  After that, it is 60.00 pounds per year.  Many people wish to be part of our community, to continue learning and supporting the work that we do to make good bread available to all.  When you are an affiliated member you get great benefits that include:

1.  Discounts on equipment, ingredients, and further training courses.  We are thankful for our partners who generously give affiliated members of Bread Angels discounts from 10-20% on their products and services.  Click there to read more about our partners.

2.  Ability to list your micro bakery and/or teaching business on the website.  The Bread Angels website receives hundreds of hits per day and is an excellent way to show case your business.  In addition, the Bread Angels website is a booking engine which means you do not have to set up your own. The Bread Angels website benefits from direct links from the Virtuous Bread website which has thousands of followers and is an award winning social enterprise operating in the world of bread.

3.  Receive regular newsletters with valuable information. We send out regular newsletters that contain free recipes; opportunities to participate in markets; invitations to speak and/or demonstrate at events ranging from The Cake and Bake Show to the Bread Festival on the South Bank of London; links to requests from journalists that will help build your profile, volunteering opportunities, and much more.

4.  Benefit from the money invested in press services and PR services.  These services generate opportunities for you to be in the press which helps to market you and your business and build your market.

5.  Receive invitations.  We try to get together once or twice a year either as a social-only event, or as a learning and social event.

6.  Unlimited ongoing coaching and support.  Whether it's through the very active private facebook group, continuing professional development by joining and hosting other Bread Angels on bake days, or attending  discounted classes in the company of other Bread Angels, you will have the opportunity of taking advantage of ongoing training and coaching from a large group of seasoned professionals and talented bakers who can give you advice on everything from what to sell at markets, to the best place to buy insurance, to how to fry a doughnut.

In addition, when you are an affiliated member, you know you are helping to effect positive social change through bread and that is heroic indeed!

When you finish the course we ask you to set up a direct debit with Go Cardless which we use to keep track of everyone.  For the new Bread Angels, no payment is taken for 12 months.