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 Apr 2016
Don't knows hold key to Brexit/Bremain vote among independent retailers
More than a quarter of retailers haven't yet made up their minds whether to vote to Brexit or to Bremain, according to a new survey among the 6,000 m...
15 Apr 2016
bira pension scheme provider awarded for its high standards
The scheme behind the British Independent Retailers Association’s auto enrolment pension scheme has been accredited with the Master Trust Assurance...
01 Apr 2016
Employer fined more than £10,000 for auto enrolment failings
With up to half a million smaller employers expected to reach their staging date during 2016, it’s likely that the Pensions Regulator will be a bit...
23 Mar 2016
Shadow Business Secretary (2011-2015) to speak at bira’s High Street Conference
With the debate on Europe reaching fever pitch, the British Independent Retailers Association welcomes Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna ...