What does Guild Commended Framer mean?
Since 1910 the Fine Art Trade Guild has been setting standards that are recognised by the art and framing industry worldwide. In 1994 the Guild introduced the Guild Commended Framer qualification, a benchmark for framers' skills, which ensures that whenever customers choose a GCF they are assured that their art will be professionally framed to an appropriate standard. Worldwide there are just over 1200 framers who have attained GCF status.
Why choose a Guild Commended Framer?
Guild Commended Framers (GCFs) are qualified framers whose skills have been examined in a rigorous test.
Guild Commended Framers have been awarded their emblem of excellence by the art and framing industry's trade organisation, the Fine Art Trade Guild.
Guild Commended Framers commit to supplying goods and services of a consistently high standard.
Guild Commended Framers are mindful of the care and conservation of customer's artwork and can ensure that items remain in optimum condition.
Guild Commended Framers create frames that are structurally sound, blemish-free and show care and attention to detail.
As members of the Fine Art Trade Guild we promise to act fairly and reasonably in accordance with our Code of Ethics. This means we will:
Observe the highest standards of integrity in all transactions
Protect the interests of our customers
Avoid the use of false, confusing, inaccurate or misleading terms, descriptions or claims
Make every effort to reach an amicable and speedy solution in the event of any problems
Maintain adequate insurance protection to suit our business and customers' needs
Represent ourselves as a member of the Guild only whilst in membership
Maintain and enhance the reputation, standing and good name of the Guild and its membership
Contribute to the advancements of the profession through development and support of Guild standards, the eduction of fellow members and consumers
As Guild members and GCFs we aim to provide an excellent professional service at all times.