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
28 Aug 2015
bira members among top 100 small businesses
The Daily Telegraph released Small Business Saturday’s list of the 100 most influential small businesses this week and bira members are amongst the...
27 Aug 2015
Are you ready for one of the busiest trading periods of the year?
Are you looking to kick off your winter buying but waiting to place your orders for your favourite suppliers to make their promotional move? The...
26 Aug 2015
Growth for independents - but will it be enough?
Independentsgrew by an average of 2.35% in the second quarter of 2015, a resultwhich would be regarded as a stellar success by the big supermarketsri...
24 Jul 2015
Contactless Limit Increases
Visa, MasterCard and American Express are increasing the limits for Contactless card payments from the 1st October 2015. The limit will now be £30 i...