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Welcome to Bira, where independent retail shop owners come to save time and money.  

Join Bira from £10 per month*

Celebrating 120 years of supporting independent retail businesses

We’re proud to represent thousands of members across the UK, from single retail outlets to small chains and large independent department stores.

For 120 years we’ve been in the corner of independent retail businesses and to celebrate, we’re offering Bira membership at a reduced rate. This represents a huge 41% discount on the standard price, available for a limited time only.

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It's the most wonderful time of the year

It's the most wonderful time of the year... and the busiest! Don't get let down by stock shortages. Shop from fully stocked Bira Direct suppliers and receive preferential rates on your favourite brands in cookware, housewares and more.

Future-proof your business

Whether you're a start-up or have been in business for decades, signing up for our newsletter is the first step to improving business productivity, saving time and thousands of pounds each year.

Reduce your business running costs

Learning to tackle the changing retail landscape can be tough, but as a Bira member, 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.

Retail sectors

We are proud to support, advise and lobby on behalf of all independent retail businesses in the UK, from local DIY & hardware stores to health stores, cafes & eateries, boutiques, salons, fashion retailers, department stores and more.
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