We are the British Independent Retailers Association, a membership that supports independent shops, hospitality and service retail businesses throughout the UK.


Policy & Campaigns

We influence the media, change Government legislation and provide support in all areas.

Member Benefits

We help protect and grow your business through access to over 30 business benefits


Legal Advice

Expert advice in Employment Law, HR, Tax, VAT, HMRC and Health and Safety all unlimited and included in the cost of membership.

Card Processing

Preferential pricing with no authorisation fees, 3 months free terminal rental, next-day crediting and no monthly PCI Compliance Fees.

Business Insurance

Access specialist business insurance that rewards well-run businesses, providing the simplest and quickest online buying experience you can find.

Social Media Tool

Source engaging content, hashtags and emojis quickly, schedule and boost posts with this easy-to-use AI-driven social media marketing platform.

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Bira Direct

Our buying group, Bira Direct, removes the headache of dealing with multiple suppliers and enables you to buy with the power of thousands of other independent retailers.

Supplier Directory

Search 150+ suppliers covering over 30 product categories. 

Promotion Hub

Access the latest promotions designed to save you money. 








"The Bira services range from card payments to buying so they can pretty much help you with everything that it takes to run a business. Bira gives you the opportunity to feel that you are part of a bigger group."
Rachna Patel, Product Director at Lords

Thinking of becoming a member? Apply online or call today 0800 028 0245