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.


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Protest at new EU proposals to tackle looters and a ‘potentially misleading’ survey

09 June 2016

The EU’s planned crackdown on terrorism funding and the way it is investigating possible legislation is a ‘big concern to the trade’.

BADA and ABA will ‘work towards closer cooperation’

27 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) have announced plans to create a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the two venerable trade bodies.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect

04 May 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.

Interior designers pick favourites at BADA Fair

09 March 2016

Interior designers have picked a model of the Temple of Zeus and a tortoiseshell tea caddy as two of their favourite pieces at this year's BADA Fair.

Pledge for Parity with BADA

09 March 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is backing this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) campaign, #PledgeForParity, by celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated fine art and antiques sector.

BADA meet Treasury on tax returns

01 March 2016

The British Antiques Dealers Association has met with HM Treasury officials as part of its campaign against HMRC plans to require all businesses to file tax returns on a quarterly, digital basis from 2020.

New BADA headquarters in EC1

16 February 2016

The British Antiques Dealers’ Association (BADA) have bought new premises near the Square Mile in London, just three months after the sale of its Rutland Gate headquarters in Kensington.

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BADA launch live auctions for members

12 January 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to launch live online auctions for its members starting in June.

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"No buyer's commission and knowing who you're buying from" - Q&A with Michael Cohen, BADA Chairman

12 January 2016

With the British Antique Dealers’ Association to launch live online auctions for its members in June, ATG spoke with BADA Chairman Michael Cohen about the initiative.

BADA to campaign against quarterly tax returns

31 December 2015

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is p09nning to mount a campaign with other business bodies to halt a government plan to require all businesses, regardless of size, to file tax returns on a quarterly, digital basis rather than annually.

BADA sell Rutland Gate headquarters

04 November 2015

The British Antique Dealers’ Association has sold its Knightbridge headquarters for a “multi-million pound sum” as it continues to evolve into a proactive 21st century trade association.

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New BADA boss to boost global profile

01 September 2015

The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) has created the new post of chief executive officer as it seeks to raise its profile in the UK and overseas.

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Borwick becomes BADA president

21 July 2015

Former deputy mayor of London, Victoria Borwick MP, has been elected as the new president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA).

BADA appoint new fair manager

08 July 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has announced the appointment of Madeleine Williams as fair manager.

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Designers pick their BADA favourites

23 March 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair opened last Wednesday on a sunny Duke of York Square in Chelsea, welcoming a steady stream of visitors.

BADA sets out major agenda for change

22 July 2014

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to issue provenance certificates for items sold by members as from this week.

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Richard Coles takes over chair at BADA Fair

29 May 2014

Richard Coles of Godson & Coles is to take over from Laura Bordignon as chairman of the BADA Fair.

US Ivory Ban: The Trade Response

25 February 2014

The British Antique Dealers’ Association, LAPADA and the National Antique and Art Dealers’ Association of America are taking the February 11 White House statement on ivory very seriously.

Winter Olympia winners announced

11 November 2013

The 23rd Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair opened at Olympia in West London last week and as usual trade associations the BADA and LAPADA presented their respective best stand awards to exhibiting members.

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