BADA

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is a trade association for antique dealers in Britain. Founded in 1918, BADA’s main aim is to ‘establish and maintain confidence between its members and the public, both in buying and selling’.

The association campaigns on issues affecting the trade and also stages an annual fair in London for its members.


BADA eyeballs new technology

18 September 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is developing new technology to enable remote interaction between dealers and clients.

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Young blood in demand at BADA networking event

08 September 2017

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) hopes to attract new members and young people to the world of art and antiques with a series of events.

ATG letters: Dealer trade bodies are different

14 August 2017

MADAM – It would be my submission that had Jeremy Taylor conducted the same survey of attitudes to a merger between the BADA and LAPADA at Masterpiece rather than Olympia, the result in favour of merger would have been entirely different (ATG No 2302).

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Anti-ivory trade campaign group Action for Elephants plans protest at Olympia fair

24 June 2017

An action group that campaigns against modern ivory poaching is to stage a protest against the trade in antique ivory at the Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia, on 1 July.

Trade bodies to forge new relationships after election

19 June 2017

The art and antiques trade associations are preparing to “forge new relationships” with Michael Gove, who has replaced Andrea Leadsom as environment minister in charge of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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BADA’s Borwick loses Kensington seat

12 June 2017

Victoria Borwick, president of the British Antiques Dealers’ Association, lost her Kensington seat following two recounts in the constituency at last week's General Election.

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BADA president Victoria Borwick loses Kensington seat after recount

10 June 2017

Victoria Borwick, Conservative candidate for Kensington and president of the British Antiques Dealers’ Association, has lost her seat to Labour after a third recount by a margin of just 20 votes.

New BADA boutique fair for October

05 June 2017

The British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA) will launch a new collectors’ show this autumn bringing together 20 dealers for a “curated collectors’ event”.

ATG letter: Single trade body has more force

05 June 2017

MADAM – My compliments on an excellent round table debating the issues facing the trade (ATG No 2291), to which I would very much like to add my views.

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ATG Letter: Merger vote should be next step

22 May 2017

MADAM – Following on from your ‘State of the Trade’ debate (ATG No 2291), I would like to add my views concerning the advantages of the BADA merging with LAPADA.

Theresa May

Tory 2017 manifesto: no explicit mention of ivory

18 May 2017

The Conservative's 2017 manifesto launched this morning was dominated by Brexit, social care, education and cyber security but was without the party's intentions on controlling the UK ivory trade. This is in contrast to the 2015 version, which pledged an outright ban on trade in ivory.

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Dealers welcome delay in shift to quarterly digital tax returns

26 April 2017

The decision to delay and possibly shelve a requirement for businesses and the self-employed to file tax returns quarterly rather than yearly has been welcomed by dealer body BADA, which had lobbied against it.

Election 2017: time to ‘get our voices heard’

24 April 2017

Trade bodies line up to make the case for art and antiques sector

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Trade bodies seek multi-pronged Brexit lobbying plan ahead of Great Repeal Act

10 April 2017

The art and antiques trade is taking its Brexit concerns directly to government with the submission of a series of policy documents asking that art market interests are recognised.

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BADA fair edges into a new era

05 April 2017

This year’s event was another step on the organisation’s road to modernisation

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Trade bodies say Budget 2017 ‘ducks desperate need for business rate reform’

18 March 2017

The antiques trade has expressed disappointment following the Spring Budget, after its reform of business rates fell short of the wholesale changes requested by industry bodies.

Business rates lobbying

11 March 2017

Trade bodies are lobbying the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, about a planned hike in business rates, ahead of his first Budget speech on March 8.

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BADA chief lobbies Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on business rates rises and new tax reporting rules

03 March 2017

The chief executive of BADA, Marco Forgione, has lobbied Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on imminent hikes to business rates and changes to tax reporting that are set to impact the trade.

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IVORY DEBATE: ministers not convinced that extending ban to pre-1947 antiques would save elephants

07 February 2017

The government remains open-minded on proposals to extend its planned ban on trade in post-1947 ivory to antiques with ivory dating before this time, despite pressure from some MPs to do so.

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Victoria Borwick MP defends trade in antique ivory at House of Commons debate

14 December 2016

MP and BADA president Victoria Borwick has given a passionate defence of the antique ivory trade in Parliament, strongly arguing against a total ban.

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