Welcome to BHF
The British Hardware Federation (BHF) is dedicated to the needs and wants of those retail businesses, owners, managers and staff who are involved in the distribution of hardware, ironmongery, tools, DIY and allied products.
Members have access to an unrivalled range of services, and perhaps just as importantly we often forge close personal relationships with other members and with the BHF staff. These services and relationships are a huge benefit to our businesses in good times and bad - it is always good to know that there are always friends and colleagues around who share and understand our aspirations and our problems.
The BHF is at the heart of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira), and I hope that this web site is useful to you, whether as a member or as a prospective member.
Richard Rowlatt, BHF Chairman
05 Dec 2013
Retail training schedule announced
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest” said Benjamin Franklin, and our retail training programme provides many opportunities ...
05 Dec 2013
Business Rate reform in view - bira's years of campaigning to pay off
As the Chancellor rightly said at the outset of his Autumn Statement business taxes are too high and commitments to reduce them are vitally important...
29 Nov 2013
Free and preferential banking through bira just got better
After a wide ranging review of the Banking market, we are delighted to announce our new and improved preferential banking tariff with HSBC Bank plc. ...
26 Nov 2013
Member blazes a trail
Multi-talented Guy Lachlan, sometime aviation engineer, “petrolhead”, independent retailer recently added Author to his list of accomplishments a...