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Non-member FAQ

Non-member FAQ

Everything you need to know about becoming a bira member

Am I eligible for membership?+

To become a bira retail member you need to provide evidence that you are currently paying business rates

How can I join bira?+

There are a few ways you can apply for bira membership; online, by phone, by email, by post or even in person (one of our Regional Membership Managers will be delighted to drop in to your shop to complete your application). You can find more information about how to join and the membership types here.

How much does is cost to join bira?+

Membership starts from as little as £17.08 + VAT per month, so it's affordable no matter how small your business.

What payment methods do you accept?+

You can choose to pay by cheque, debit or credit card, BACS or direct debit. If you choose to pay by direct debit, you’ll receive a 5% discount on your membership fee.

How can bira help to promote my business?+

We have a range of digital, print, events and marketing opportunities to suit your business needs and reach new audiences.
Please take a look at the latest bira advertising opportunities or contact Simone by emailing for a bespoke solution.

What time is the membership team available to contact?+

If you need further information and would like to contact the membership team, please email Alternatively, please call the membership team Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If I join, when can I start using the member benefits?+

As soon as your membership application has been approved, you will be able to gain instant access to your bira member benefits.

I am not a member, but I need help with an issue with my business, is it too late to join?+

It is not too late to join bira, however please contact the bira membership team to discuss your current situation before completing your membership application.

Depending on your business situation, we may not be able to cover something that pre-exists your membership, but you may be able to obtain free legal advice for example. It is always best to get in touch with us so we can discuss this with you.

Become a bira member

Join membership today from as little as £17.08 + VAT per month.

Telephone 0800 028 0245

Let us come to you – feel free to request for a Regional Membership Manager to stop by
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