The trade associations within the British Allied Trades Federation have supported the industries they represent since 1887, with the formation of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association. From this initiative the Gilders & Finishers were formed, working relationships with the National Association of Goldsmiths and the London Wholesale Jewellers were agreed, so that by the turn of the twentieth century the key players of today's Federation were talking and beginning to work together. With the addition of the Fancy Goods Association and the British Leather and Luggage mid century, the Federation we now see was emerging.
Today the BATF has grown to represent retailers; metal finishers, jewellers; goldsmiths; leathergoods; travelling and fashion accessories; giftware and tabletop in a rapidly changing environment. We are proud to present ourselves as the unified federation of five of the most significant trade associations in the trade and consumer marketplace
Supporting our members with expert knowledge and services.
Enabling trade associations to attract and retain members.
The Federation is a national organisation and has been around for 125 years, existing to champion its Members and help them flourish across the UK and abroad.
Join us for a huge range of benefits and services
When negotiating benefits and services on behalf of Members, BATF aims to achieve savings in costs forbusiness support activities, whilst developing good working relationships with reliable suppliers of these services. BATF benefits and services are additional to industry specific benefits and services that can be obtained from your respective Federated Trade Associations. Contact us on 0121 236 2657 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your membership number and we will be happy to help you.
The Benevolent Society, helping those in need
The Benevolent Society, charitable society of the British Allied Trades Federation financially assists individuals that have worked within the giftware, jewellery, surface engineering, travel goods and fashion accessories industries.