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Industry Associations


BHETA (The British Home Enhancement Trade Association) is the leading UK trade association for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors in the home enhancement market, including housewares and small electricals, home improvement (DIY), and garden.

The association provides unique networking opportunities including its hugely popular ‘Meet the Buyer’ days, key speaker forums and workshops, as well as access to leading market research and industry specific advice. Member benefits include business support services including lobbying on behalf of its members.



The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has been a cornerstone for independent retailers for over 118 years. The association works with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, including its long established bira: Cookshop and Housewares division.

By joining bira, retailers receive access to a wealth of business benefits, from free legal advice to preferential card rates, business banking to specialist insurance, tax accountants to music. The association is also able to offer exclusive rates and discounts that are negotiated on behalf of its members with a wide range of housewares suppliers via bira Direct.



Associated Independent Stores (AIS) is the largest independent non-food buying group of its kind in the UK and Ireland. The Group overall has around 350 members with a combined retail turnover of over £2 billion. The Group supports independent retailers ranging from single high street shops to flagship department stores and specialist retailers and includes Housewares among its merchandise categories.



ACID (Anti Copying in Design) is the UK’s leading membership and campaigning organisation for design and intellectual property.