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.


ACS
Booksellers V2

ActSmart

PO Box 5110
Hove
UK
BN52 9EB

www.actsmart.biz

 

Association of Convenience Stores

Federation House
17 Farnborough Street
Hampshire
GU14 8AG
 

www.acs.org.uk


Association of Cycle Traders

PO Box 5110
Hove
East Sussex
BN52 9EB
 

www.cycleassociation.uk


Booksellers Association

6 Bell Yard
London
UK
WC2A 2JR
 

www.booksellers.org.uk


 


British Footwear Association
BIRA Cafelife

British Footwear Association

  PO Box 1655
Northampton
NN2 1JD
 

www.britishfootwearassociation.co.uk

British Independent Retailers Association

Bristol Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B5 7UB
 

www.bira.co.uk

British Sandwich & Food to Go Association

Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow
NP16 5DB
 

www.sandwich.org.uk

Cafe Life Association

Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow
NP16 5DB
 

www.thecafelife.co.uk

 


Craft Bakers ERA
The FED 

Craft Bakers Association

21 Baldock Street
Ware
Herts
SG12 9DH
 

www.craftbakersassociation.co.uk

 


Entertainment Retailers Association

3rd Floor
3 Soho Square
London
W1D 3PY
 

www.eraltd.org

Federation of Independent Retailers

Bede House
Belmont Business Park
Durham
DH1 1TW

  www.thefedonline.com

Greeting Card Association

United House
North Road
London
N7 9DP
 

www.greetingcardassociation.org.uk

 


  GFF
MIA NCB

Guild of Fine Food

23b Kingsmead Business Park
Shaftesbury Road
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5FB
 

www.gff.co.uk

 

Music Industries Association

7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

www.mia.org.uk 

National Association of Jewellers

Federation House
10 Vyse Street
Birmingham
B18 6LT

National Craft Butchers

1 Belgrove
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1YW

www.nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk

 

 


 


National Federation of SubPostmasters

Evelyn House
22 Windlesham Gardens
Shoreham-by-Sea
BN43 5AZ

www.nfsp.org.uk

National Hair and Beauty Federation

1 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedfordshire
MK44 3WH
 

www.nhf.info

 

   

 

 

ActSmart

PO Box 5110
Hove
UK
BN52 9EB

www.actsmart.biz


 ACS
 

Association of Convenience Stores

Federation House
17 Farnborough Street
Hampshire
GU14 8AG
 

www.acs.org.uk


 

Association of Cycle Traders

PO Box 5110
Hove
East Sussex
BN52 9EB
 

www.cycleassociation.uk


 Booksellers V2

Booksellers Association

6 Bell Yard
London
UK
WC2A 2JR
 

www.booksellers.org.uk


 
British Footwear Association

British Footwear Association

  PO Box 1655
Northampton
NN2 1JD 

www.britishfootwearassociation.co.uk


 BIRA

British Independent Retailers Association

Bristol Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B5 7UB
 

www.bira.co.uk


 

British Sandwich & Food to Go Association

Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow
NP16 5DB
 

www.sandwich.org.uk



 Cafelife

Cafe Life Association

Association House
18c Moor Street
Chepstow
NP16 5DB
 

www.thecafelife.co.uk/


 Craft Bakers

Craft Bakers Association

21 Baldock Street
Ware
Herts
SG12 9DH
 

www.craftbakersassociation.co.uk


 ERA
 

Entertainment Retailers Association

3rd Floor
3 Soho Square
London
W1D 3PY
 

www.eraltd.org


 

Greeting Card Association

United House
North Road
London
N7 9DP
 

www.greetingcardassociation.org.uk


 GFF

Guild of Fine Food

23b Kingsmead Business Park
Shaftesbury Road
Gillingham
Dorset
SP8 5FB
 

www.gff.co.uk


 
MIA

 Music Industries Association

7 Bell Yard
London
WC2A 2JR

www.mia.org.uk 


 

National Association of Jewellers

Federation House
10 Vyse Street
Birmingham
B18 6LT
 NCB

National Craft Butchers

1 Belgrove
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1YW

www.nationalcraftbutchers.co.uk


 
The FED

Federation of Independent Retailers

Bede House
Belmont Business Park
Durham
DH1 1TW

 

www.thefedonline.com

 

National Federation of SubPostmasters

Evelyn House
22 Windlesham Gardens
Shoreham-by-Sea
West Sussex
BN43 5AZ

www.nfsp.org.uk


 

National Hair and Beauty Federation

1 Abbey Court
Fraser Road
Bedfordshire
UK
MK44 3WH
 

www.nhf.info