Monthly Archives: September 2017

bira invests in its offices to better serve its members

bira invests in its offices to better serve its members and create a modern environment for the modern association The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) officially opened its new offices in Edgbaston in Birmingham on 21st September 2017. The event was attended by 150 members, staff and friends of the association and included a talk […]

Revo kick starts Free Space+

New national business incubator launched worth £300,000 to support retail start ups Revo, the retail property and place-making organisation, has launched Free Space+, a national initiative to offer start-up and growing businesses retail space and business support in retail centres at no cost. Free Space+ is launched in partnership with nine of the largest UK […]

Celebrating the women reinventing retail

2017 WORLDPAY EVERYWOMAN IN RETAIL AMBASSADORS ANNOUNCED Hundreds of senior figures from some of the UK’s most-loved retail brands gathered at 8 Northumberland Avenue on 12 September to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassador Programme. Twelve inspirational women working in retail were hand-selected and appointed as this year’s everywoman ambassadors. […]

Downing Street meeting

Business rates were on the top of the agenda when bira visited Downing Street on 23rd August 2017. bira met with Jimmy McLoughlin, who was previous deputy head of policy and head of external relations at the IoD before he moved to his special adviser role at number 10.  This allowed bira to discuss the nub […]

London and Lancashire Rubber Co Ltd

It is with immediate effect that we sadly notify you that London and Lancs have ceased trading and therefore supply through bira direct. For more information bira members can call Steve Akers or Mike Whiles on 0121 446 3736/446 3732 respectively.   Alternatively, you may wish to contact some alternative bira direct suppliers who may be […]

September Savers is now live!

Calling all retailers! Are you looking to make your business more profitable this coming autumn and winter? September Savers is bira direct biggest campaign of the year and aimed at kick starting our hardware, cookshop and giftware retailers key selling seasons. With exclusive buying promotions, offers and discounts from leading product suppliers such as Draper and Toolstream, […]