Trade Associations

T&G are members of the following trade organisations:

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Giftware Association

The GA is the trade association for the UK gift and home industry and has been supporting and promoting this sector of the British economy for over 60 years.
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The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA)

T&G became a member of BHETA in 1983, this is the suppliers dedicated trade association for Houseware Products to the retail trade.

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British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)

BIRA supports independent retailers across a range of specialist trade sectors. Their range of services is suitable for any retail sector.

We also group together nationally to represent and lobby on behalf of all independent retailers, influencing legislators, local councils and suppliers. We fight for all that makes independent retailing an integral part of British society.

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Foodservice Equipment Association - FEA

The FEA is recognised as the largest and most influential foodservice membership association in the United Kingdom, the FEA represents 190+ member companies across fourteen product categories. Their remit encompasses the full spectrum of equipment and ancillary services; light equipment and tableware suppliers; and includes suppliers to all the main foodservice and hospitality sectors.

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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)

The FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC® is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide. There is a chain of custody (COC) from forest to T&G via sawmills and wood factories which substantiates the environmental claims.

T&G have been a member since FSC® was incorporated in 1993 and was active in the earlier attempts to create an organisation that considered the environment within a commercial mandate.

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Associated Independent Stores (AIS)

A retail association which T&G support with the 2 trade shows dedicated exclusively to members of AIS, housewares and gift retailers. T&G are active on a direct basis in supporting the aims of this association.

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Rainy Day Trust

The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, which includes businesses such as; DIY Shops, Hardware Stores, Builders Merchants, Garden Centres, Cookshops, and all the manufacturers, distributors and retailers in the UK who supply them.

The Rainy Day Trust DIY Charity
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The Horticultural Trades Association HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and suppliers.

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Garden Centre Association - GCA

The GCA  was established in 1966 and asks its garden centre members, from the moment they join, to meet the highest retail standards and to participate in an annual inspection process, to ensure these standards are maintained and improved. GCA members, large and small, set the benchmark for high retailing standards within the industry which others can only aspire to. The Association can state, proudly, that it represents the leading garden centres within the UK and worldwide as part of its membership of the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA).

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