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The British Hardware Federation (BHF)

The British Hardware Federation (BHF) is the national trade association dedicated to the needs and wants of those retail businesses, owners, managers and staff who are involved in the distribution of hardware, ironmongery, tools, DIY and allied products.

Members have access to an unrivalled range of services, and perhaps just as importantly we often forge close personal relationships with other members and with the BHF staff. These services and relationships are a huge benefit to our businesses in good times and bad - it is always good to know that there are always friends and colleagues around who share and understand our aspirations and our problems.

BHF (currently with 1,500 members) has been supporting retailers for over 110 years and is now a specialist division of the British Independent Retailers Association (bira), which includes 7,400 members as has been going strong since 1899.