We’ve been supporting independent retail businesses for over 125 years.

We’re proud to represent thousands of members across the UK, from single retail outlets to small chains, to large department stores. Over this time we’ve been fighting for a level playing field, drawing on the strength of our membership mass. We influence the media, change Government legislation and provide support on areas of strain like business rates, parking and staffing.

The retail industry is undergoing a significant transformation but our Member Benefits provide independent retailers with genuine savings of crucial business services, as well as helping them to keep their business ahead of the curve. 


Getting your voice heard

As experts in the business, Bira influences public debate, by monitoring and shaping new legislation through the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, keeping Bira members one step ahead.

By listening to our member's needs over the phone, through proactive surveying and analysis retail landscape reports we're able to fight for the issues that you tell us matter most to you. 


Bira member Surinder Josan of independent DIY store All Seasons DIY in Smethwick discusses independent retail and how the British Independent Retailers Association has helped him along the way.

Rachna Patel, Product Director of Lords, explains the benefits of working closely with Bira.