Trade Associations

AIS
AIS
Associated Independent Stores is the largest independent non-food buying group of its kind in the UK and Ireland. The group supports independent retailers ranging from single high street shops to flagship department stores and specialist retailers operating over 600 outlets across the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.aistores.co.uk
Cardgains
Cardgains
Cardgains is the largest buying group in the UK catering specifically for the independent retailer within the greeting card, gift and associated product marketplaces.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.cardgains.co.uk
Bira
BIRA/CHA
The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) is the voice of independent retailers. They are the leading trade association for independent retailers in the UK. BIRA represent approximately 7,500 members across the UK from single retail outlets to small chains, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. BIRA compromises of six divisional trade associations across a range of industry sectors. Creative Party / Anniversary House belong to the Cookshop and Housewares Association (CHA).
For more information, please visit the website: http://bira.co.uk
Home Hardware
Home Hardware
Home Hardware is dealer owned and is the largest organisation of its kind in the UK, for independent hardware stores. The company has over 400 members including; independent hardware retailers, housewares shops, cook shops, ironmongers and garden centres. Owned by the retailers it serves, Home Hardware enables its members to compete against multiple high street names and DIY superstores. By combining buying power, Home Hardware stores offer greater value for money.
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.homehardware.co.uk
BHETA
BHETA
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association, generally known as BHETA, is the leading trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the DIY, Housewares, Garden and Home Improvement markets. With an ever increasing membership including many of the top brands, it can genuinely claim to represent the views, products and services of the vast majority of businesses in these sectors.
For more information, please visit the website: http://bheta.co.uk