2019 marks 120 years of support to independent retail businesses. Over this time we’ve been fighting for a level playing field, drawing on the strength of our membership mass.
We influence the media, change Government legislation and provide support on areas of strain like business rates, parking and staffing.
There’s strength in numbers, so we are also able to offer exclusive rates and discounts on essential business services that we negotiate on behalf of our members.
View member benefits
As well as becoming a Bira member, you could choose to join one of our divisional trade associations at no extra cost, which covers 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.
Policy & Influencing
Bira influences public debate, by monitoring and shaping new legislation through the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, keeping Bira members one step ahead.