Independent Retailers Confederation

The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) is a well-established organisation, bringing together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector.

The IRC represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK, creating a growing retail network, committed to the development and sharing of best practice among associations and their members engaged in the independent retail sector.

 

The IRC provides a lobbying platform for a variety of trade associations with shared interests, increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament.

The IRC also provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group.

Any organisation interested in supporting the development of the independent retail sector in the UK is welcome to join The Independent Retailers Confederation. Participation within the IRC is free and members normally meet three times a year.
 

IRC Officers

Chair - Mark Walmsley (ActSmart)
Vice Chair - Meryl Halls (Booksellers Association)
Media and political enquiries - Ed Woodall (Association of Convenience Stores)
 
If you would like to join or believe that you can assist the Independent Retailers Confederation in furthering our objectives please contact us.
 
 

IRC Members

Check the list below to find details of all IRC member organisations in alphabetical order.
 

ActSmartActSmart
PO Box 5110
Hove
UK
BN52 9EB

www.actsmart.biz



ACSAssociation of Convenience Stores
Federation House
17 Farnborough Street
Farnborough
Hampshire
UK
GU14 8AG

www.acs.org.uk



ACTAssociation of Cycle Traders
PO Box 5110
Hove
East Sussex
UK
BN52 9EB

www.cycleassociation.uk 



BooksellersBooksellers Association
6 Bell Yard
London
UK
WC2A 2JR

www.booksellers.org.uk


British Independent Retailers Association
BIRA225 Bristol Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B5 7UB 

www.bira.co.uk


Craft BakersCraft Bakers Association
21 Baldock Street
Ware
Herts
UK
SG12 9DH

www.craftbakersassociation.co.uk

 

ERAEntertainment Retailers Association
3rd Floor
3 Soho Square
London
UK
W1D 3PY

www.eraltd.org


FWDFederation of Wholesale Distributors
9 Gildredge Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4RB 

www.fwd.co.uk


GFFGuild of Fine Food
23b Kingsmead Business Park
Shaftesbury Road
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5FB 

www.gff.co.uk


National Federation of Retail NewsagentsNFRN
Yeoman House
Sekforde Street
London
UK
EC1R 0HF

www.nfrnonline.com


NHFNational Hairdressers Federation
1 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedfordshire
UK
MK44 3WH

www.nhf.info

 

The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association
Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow, UK
NP16 5DB

www.sandwich.org.uk

 

CafelifeThe Cafe Life Assocation
Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow, UK
NP16 5DB

www.thecafelife.co.uk

 

HTAThe Horticultural Trades Association
Horticulture House
Chilton
Didcot
Oxfordshire UK
OX11 0RN

www.the-hta.org.uk


NFMTFThe National Federation of Meat & Food Traders
1 Belgrove
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1YW

www.nfmft.co.uk