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Specialist Sectors

We’re here for independent retailers from all areas and retail sectors. And as part of that commitment we also have five trade associations who represent our members at a sector specific level in specialist industries.

The associations offer our members an even stronger voice at lobbying level, specialist trade and product knowledge, and the opportunity to network with people from your industry.

Meet our specialist trade associations:


The British Hardware Federation (BHF) is the national trade association for independent hardware and DIY retailers in the UK.

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The Cookshop & Housewares Association (CHA) is the national trade association for independent gift, lifestyle, kitchen and homeware retailers in the UK.

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The British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association (BAGMA), is the dealer trade organisation for agricultural, garden and ground care machinery dealers working within the land-based engineering sector.

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Fashion Association of Britain

The Fashion Association of Britain (FAB) is the only UK trade association dedicated and tailored to furthering the interests of the independent fashion retailer.

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The Pet Product Retail Association (PPRA) is the national trade association for independent pet product retailers in the UK.

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