Monthly Archives: October 2016

Let’s make it a date!

Monday 8 May 2017 is confirmed as the date for the bira National Conference and Awards at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. 2017 will see a totally refreshed and exciting programme incorporating high calibre speakers as well as independent revolutionists for a stimulating and educational day curated especially for independent retailers. The event will explore […]

2016 set to be yet another difficult year for agricultural machinery

After a decrease in 2015, sales are expected to drop further in 2016. Brussels, 1 September 2016 – The European agricultural machinery industry is experiencing a difficult year in 2016. Following a decline last year, many markets in Europe have seen further decreases during the first six months of the current year. Agricultural machinery sales in almost […]

The Excellence in Housewares 2016 winners are announced

Housewares ‘stars’ gathered in style to hear the announcement of the 2016 Excellence in Housewares Awards winners on Wednesday 5 October. Over 400 retailers and suppliers attended the ‘all singing and dancing’ awards night at London Lancaster with its exuberant Bollywood theme, complete with Bollywood dance sensations and music from sitah and dhol players. Awards […]

Consultation on testing of fast tractors

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce roadworthiness testing for fast tractors used for commercial haulage and other changes to the MOT and goods vehicles testing regimes, more information can be found here. A consultation will run for 6 weeks so comments can be offered on the proposals. If you […]

Landbased Technician Accreditation – Ten Years On

2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the introduction of the Landbased Technician Accreditation (LTA) Scheme which now has over 3000 industry members registered within it. To celebrate this achievement, the industry led Landbased Education Training and Education Committee (LE-TEC), who oversees the management of the LTA scheme is introducing a range of improvements designed to […]