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About us

Independent. Together.

We’re the British Independent Retailers Association, but you can call us bira. Since 1899 we’ve been in the corner of independent retailers across all kinds of industries. Over that time we’ve built a support team committed to the continuing success of every business we work with.

We work with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, and it’s our goal to make every member feel supported, informed and inspired. We’re here to offer help you didn’t even know you needed.

By joining bira you’ll receive access to a wealth of business benefits, from free legal advice to preferential card rates, business banking to specialist insurance, tax accountants to music. There’s strength in numbers, so we are also able to offer exclusive rates and discounts that we negotiate on behalf of our members with over 180 suppliers representing approximately 2000 associated brands across a range of retail.

But don’t just take our word for it. Our members are our greatest advocates, and you can find out more about how they benefit from bira membership here.

You take care of business, we’ll take care of you.