Categories and Application for Membership
We welcome applications from businesses of any size that are professionally engaged in pipe organ building, repairing or tuning.
An inspection of work and premises forms part of the application process for business membership. This accreditation process involves the applicant submitting a list of three projects completed during the past five years, and an interview with the applicant may sometimes also be requested. In addition to a listing in the Register of Accredited members, Business members are also permitted to advertise their IBO membership (alongside their accreditation categories) in their publicity and stationery.
Business Membership has a minimum fee of £258.00 plus £129.00 for each extra member of staff employed in manufacture in excess of 2. In respect of accreditation, there is also a nominal inspection fee of £250 per day. Download Form
Acceptance as a Suppler Member is at the discretion of the IBO Board and will involve the request for references. Any company/individual which supplies organ builders with specialist parts, materials, or assistance may apply for this level of membership. With 2 staff or fewer membership is £265.00 while for larger firms it is £520.00. Download Form
This is for individuals who are, or have been, professionally engaged in pipe organ building or with its suppliers, and who do not seek inclusion in the Register of Accredited Members.
Typically this category of membership is aimed at those starting out in the industry – who will then aim to upgrade to Business membership in the near future – or for those who have spent the majority of their working career in the industry and wish to remain professionally associated and involved. Acceptance as an Individual Member is at the discretion of the Board, and may sometimes involve a brief interview and/or examination of recent examples of work where applicable. Annual Membership is £67.00 plus a one-off enrolment charge of £20.00.Download Form
This is a concessionary level of membership, attracting reduced fees, and is reserved for members of staff employed by Business or Supplier members and retired organ builders. Acceptance as an Associate Member is at the discretion of the Board, but will not require an interview or examination of work. Annual Membership is £34.00 plus a one-off enrolment charge of £20.00.Download Form
Membership Fees in General
All Professional Membership category fees are reviewed annually with the subscription year running along the academic calendar (September – August).