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.


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.

Business better at the top, BADA survey reveals

03 July 2013

Business is best if you are at the top of the tree, according to the latest survey published by the British Antique Dealers’ Association.

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Debate poses the question: Do you need a gallery to succeed?

17 June 2013

The argument was lively at this year’s ATG debate at the Summer Olympia fair, as BADA and LAPADA dealer Lennox Cato and Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford, disputed whether a gallery is still necessary for business in the modern marketplace.

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BADA unveil Object of the Fair and Best Stand awards

18 March 2013

This very rare Queen Anne gilt gesso dressing table, shown by Mackinnon Fine Furniture of London, has been voted Object of the Fair at the ‘BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair’.

BADA welcome a new president

17 December 2012

After seven years, Baroness Rawlings will step down as president of the British Antique Dealers’ Association in January to be replaced by Lord Evans of Temple Guiting.

Survey shows BADA impact on world market

30 July 2012

Of all the statistics – and there are many – to emerge from the British Antique Dealers’ Association 2011 Survey, it is the £855m ($1.4bn) estimated turnover among members that stands out.

BADA appoint new chairman

25 July 2011

THE British Antique Dealers’ Association council have appointed Jonathan Coulborn as their new chairman.

Some positives from BADA members’ survey

04 July 2011

THIS year’s British Antique Dealers’ Association survey shows that annual combined sales of BADA members are estimated at £698 million. The figure is almost unchanged from last year.

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