United Kingdom

British Contract Furnishing Association – Commercial Interiors: Build Value, Source Suppliers, Create Opportunities

The BCFA represents a wide range of market sectors within the furnishing industry including: Office, Marine, Education, Healthcare and Hospitality. Within these markets, our members cover a huge range of products and services including: accessories, art, bathroom fittings, fabric, furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and design services.

A Brief History

The British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) was established in July 1970 at the DĂ©cor International exhibition in London.

Collaborative marketing among members in the UK was quickly followed by representation at overseas exhibitions with the BCFA appointed by the government to provide guidance and access to funding.

In time networking events grew to become an important part of the association’s activities with the annual luncheon, now held at the Dorchester, the favourite place for the industry to entertain clients.

The services of the BCFA expanded to meet a variety of needs with members looking to the association for representation on government and regulatory bodies to help set the standards for the industry.

The core objective which remains today, is to enhance the commercial success of the membership.

By providing a support platform the BCFA allows businesses to take advantage of the ever changing global economy in ways they could not do alone.

Becoming A Member

Companies wishing to join the BCFA must be able to meet the eligibility for membership criteria and also commit to the BCFA Code of Practice. It is very important that you ensure that your company can comply before making an application to join the association.

The full eligibility criteria are provided in detail in the Code of Practice

Why Join?

Value & Marketing

The BCFA Provides important channels both online and in print to promote your business to the broader market and assert your credentials within the industry.

Credibility & Accreditation

The association supports an atmosphere of enterprise and fair competition where members operate ethically, encourage excellence and strive for improved standards in their businesses. A code of practice defines the standards for the BCFA community.


Confidential advice for members on networking strategy is supplemented by a series of regional events to build business relationships.

Information & Support

Members have a confidential source of information to solve problems, gain knowledge and receive support on almost any business subject.


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