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Celebrating 120 years of
supporting independent
retail businesses

Our collective strength

Making Tax Digital for independent retail businesses

HMRC compatible software through Bira’s preferred MTD partners

Future-proof your business

Learning to tackle the changing retail landscape can be tough, but as a member of Bira, you’ll benefit from our national voice and pre-negotiated preferential rates on a range of essential services, providing you with better value for money and reducing your business costs.

Whether you’re a start-up or have been in business for decades, exploring our Bira member benefits is the first step to improving business productivity, saving time and thousands of pounds each year.
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Make a visual impact through colour

By utilising visual merchandising through texture, shape and colour, retailers can create displays that influence customers spending habits.

Insurance tailored to your independent shop

Be confident that by choosing Bira Insurance you're covered by the only retail insurance scheme that's approved by Bira and exclusive to members.

Turn social media conversations into sales, on demand

Maybe* is the easy-to-use online platform, that helps independent retail businesses build conversations and insight that will drive footfall.

Our specialist sectors

As well as becoming a bira member, you could choose to join one of our five divisional trade associations at no extra cost, which cover a range of specific industry sectors. A big benefit of these divisions is that they have their own dedicated committee, which in turn gives you a greater voice and allows you share specialist trade information and product knowledge.

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