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Welcome to the Cookshop & Housewares Association

We've been supporting cookshop and houseware retailers since 1994 and are now a specialist division of bira, which itself has been going strong since 1899.

We’re here to help make your life easier, save you money and protect your interests so you can concentrate on running and building your business.

By joining CHA, you’ll become part of a proactive community of like-minded retailers that share ideas, work together and benefit from the fantastic professional support and collective power of our industry trade association.


Business banking

To help bring down the cost of your business banking, we’ve negotiated a preferential business banking rate package, just for you.

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Card processing

Improve the profitability of your independent store by reducing the cost of card transactions.

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bira direct

bira direct opens up a world of buying opportunities perfectly suited to the Cookshop and Housewares industry, saving you time, money and stress when sourcing stock for resale.

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bira legal

As part of our promise to support you, we work with Ellis Whittam to provide you with unlimited access to expert legal advice and guidance to give you peace of mind.

Get advice

Sometimes owning an independent business can feel quite lonely, but bira makes you feel part of a bigger group.There’s an ongoing network of people to talk to in a similar position to you, to share your problems and successes with. Rachna Dewan of Lords at Home

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