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
12 Feb 2016
CHA members add to their trophy cabinets at Housewares Innovation Awards
Following their success at the Excellence in Housewares Awards in 2015, Potters Cookshop and Bakers & Larners of Holt won yet more awards at the ...
29 Jan 2016
bira warns government on loading cost onto independents in tough times
A dramatic reversal of fortunes brought to an end an eighteen month run of turnover growth for small shops in the last three months of 2015. While lo...
18 Dec 2015
Auto enrolment contributions rise delayed
Rises to the auto-enrolment minimum contribution rate have been pushed back by six months to April 2018....
18 Dec 2015
Retailers targeted with misleading ‘cheaper’ payment rates
It has been brought to our attention that a number of bira members have been approached by an alternative payments scheme offering what seems to be c...