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
23 Oct 2014
FREE pensions webinar for bira members
The first of a series of free webinars to help you to understand auto enrolment, your responsibilities and how to select the best scheme to meet your...
21 Oct 2014
CHA Retailer of the Year announced at Excellence in Housewares Awards
CHA members Sarah and Alan Wood of Trevor Mottram in Tunbridge Wells were awarded the CHA Retailer of the Year award at this year’s Excellence in H...
16 Oct 2014
As numbers of small shops grow - a bank that actually helps them thrive
There are more independent retailers on the high streets of the UK than at any time since 2010. New research by the British Independent Retailers Ass...
15 Oct 2014
An everyday story of life and death on the high street
If a chain store closed 330 shops or opened 340 in a week it wouldbe headline news in every form of media. Independent shops did that inevery on...