We are proud to be supported by bira, the British Independent Retailers Association. For the past 118 years bira has been in the corner of independent retailers across all kinds of industries.

bira works with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, and its goal is to make every member feel supported, informed and inspired. bira offers access to a wealth of business benefits, from free legal advice to preferential card rates, business banking to specialist insurance, tax accountants to music. It is also able to offer exclusive rates and discounts that it negotiates on behalf of its members with over 180 suppliers representing approximately 2000 associated brands across a range of retail.


The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) brings together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector.

The IRC represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK, creating a growing retail network, committed to the development and sharing of best practice among associations and their members engaged in the independent retail sector.

The IRC provides a lobbying platform for a variety of trade associations with shared interests, increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament.




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