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Coronavirus update from Bira Direct suppliers

Equipping your shop with PPE and cleaning products

If you are an essential retail business and are staying open or are preparing to re-open soon, it is important to keep you, your staff and your customers as safe as possible. Although stock levels are uncertain, there are several Bira Direct suppliers who stock PPE, clothing and cleaning products. They have advised to pay attention to their websites regarding stock levels or to contact your sales rep. Bira Direct is unable to offer credit at this time but members are able to purchase these products on a pro-forma basis.


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Deliveries and drop shipping

Many suppliers are supporting members by reducing their minimum order quantities, reducing shipping costs and offering a drop shipping services. Some suppliers are also temporarily adjusting their Bira Direct terms to support you through this time. Last updated 25.03.2020


Abracs are offering a “Direct to User” delivery service and have made adjustments to their terms in order to support members.

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Draper Tools

Draper Tools are also offering a drop shipping service and have reduced their drop shipping fee. Details can be found on their supplier page below.

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Connect Distribution Services

Connect Distribution services offer a Drop Shipping service which allows products to be delivered directly to the customers door.

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SIP Industrial

SIP Industrial has secured free shipping until the end of April. Also members can order through their online portal, email sales@sip-group


Primaflow provides face masks and other PPE essentials so you can make sure that your colleagues and customers stay safe.

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Bira Direct suppliers who have suspended trading during government lockdown

List last updated 21.05.2020


6th of the month
Aldridge Security Ltd
Beam Group Ltd
Brabantia (Uk) Ltd
Bulk Hardware Ltd
Carl Kammerling International Ltd
Coral Tools Ltd
Cottam Brush Ltd
Culpitt Ltd
David Mason (Design) Ltd
Denby Pottery
Enesco Ltd
Euroshowers Ltd
Horwood Homewares CHQ
Keyprint Security Limited
King Cole Ltd
Lesser & Pavey Ltd
Nexus Industries Ltd
Price’s Patent Candles Ltd
Really Good Ltd
S J Dixon & Son Ltd
Sixtrees Ltd
T & G Woodware Ltd
The Great British Card Company PLC
W Armes  Ltd
White Pebble International
Xpressions 4 U Ltd

Supplier Visits

If you have a meeting or visit booked with a sales rep from a Bira Direct supplier, this visit will be cancelled as government advice is to work at home unless essential. To contact a supplier, their contact details can be found in our online supplier directory below.

Supplier Directory

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