Originally BIAS was formed in the twilight of Dave Webb's reign at Griffin Park, in recognition of the need for fans to unite in order to protect the future of their club, and to represent supporters' concerns about its management.
And that, more or less and with a lot of success, is what we still do.
The BIAS of today is an open, democratic, organisation; our members decide what we are, and what we do - through the annual election of a Committee to lead the Association for the coming year.
In some ways we can be thought of as somewhere between a Trades Union and a Students Union for Brentford fans. The objectives of BIAS are laid down in the Association's constitution.
Our aims are to maintain and increase the support of Brentford Football Club, to bring Brentford fans together, to promote and encourage dialogue between the football club and its supporters, to represent the views of the supporters of Brentford Football Club, to air supporters' grievances, and to protect supporters' interests.
The BIAS committee holds monthly meetings which are open to all Brentford supporters. They're usually arranged and timed so that they occur just before Brentford FC home fixtures at Griffin Park.