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
24 Nov 2015
Autumn statement: will the Chancellor save the High Street ... or shut it down?
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20 Nov 2015
Black Friday and Free POS Support
Whether you love it or hate it Black Friday has become very popular in the UK and we want to support all those members wishing to take advantage to i...
19 Nov 2015
National Living Wage - affordable now? What about beyond 2016?
Independents are paying, on average, close to the £7.20 rate for employees of 25 and over which will become the mandatory pay floor rate in April ne...
05 Nov 2015
Independents still growing, but slowing
Independents reported a fifth straight quarter of overall year-on-year growth in the third quarter, but the rate of increase nearly halved from the p...