The British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) is a company limited by guarantee which comprises five trade associations. Together these represent approximately 2,500 enterprises from the jewellery, giftware, surface engineering and travel goods and accessories industry sectors.
Collectively BATF members employ an estimated 46,000 people and produce annual sales worth in the region of £22 billion. BATF membership is made up of micro to medium size companies, mainly suppliers such as manufacturers, designers, craftworkers, wholesalers, distributors and also retailers.
To ensure Member's voices are heard on matters affecting them, the Federation works closely with every level of Government, the EU, as well as local authorities, chambers of commerce and other influential organisations.
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.