Monthly Archives: February 2019

Putting off installing the latest software updates could result in cyber crime

New #LifeUpdates campaign is warning that putting off installing the latest software and app updates can result in becoming a victim of cyber crime New research from Anglia Ruskin University, in partnership with the government’s Cyber Aware campaign, has revealed that nearly nine in ten (89%) respondents delay doing one or more ‘life updates’1. This […]

New promotions from Villeroy & Boch

With the high-quality tableware products from Villeroy & Boch, ordinary and even special occasions are made all the more festive. From baking and cooking to setting the table and serving – make every meal enjoyable with their premium tableware. It is important to have the perfect dishes and cutlery, the right wine glasses, and the […]

Cyber Aware #LifeUpdates campaign launches

The Cyber Aware #LifeUpdates campaign launches on the 27th February. The campaign aims to encourage people to act on the simple tasks we all put off doing. Cyber Aware (formerly Cyber Streetwise) aims to drive behaviour change amongst small businesses and individuals so that they adopt simple secure online behaviours to help protect themselves from […]

NAHS celebrates a year with Bira

The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is celebrating its first anniversary, following its collaboration with The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) in 2018. The NAHS has been working for its members since 1931 and it continues to be run wholly by retailers. The NAHS provides specialist support and representation for independent health stores. In order […]

Bira Direct Supplier Amefa announce a new 48 hour delivery service

Amefa is happy to announce it can now offer a 48-hour delivery service to Bira members. We have listened to feedback on how we could improve from Bira members and are now able to offer this enhanced service, as standard, from the 1st of April 2019. To enable this to happen we have made investments […]

120 years supporting independent retail businesses

This year, the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) celebrates 120 years of supporting independent retailers. Since 1899 when Bira’s predecessors – the Ironmongers Federation, the British Hardware Federation and the Drapers Chamber of Trade (DCT) were formed, and following a number of business acquisitions and partnerships, including the British Shops and Stores Association in 2009, […]

Don’t miss out on a rates reduction- take action now

Members could miss out on a reduction in their business rates if they don’t contact their local authority or council to find out how the reduction will be applied. Bira have become aware of a lack of uniformity in the way local authorities are implementing the hard-fought 30 percent discount for businesses with a rateable […]

Bira Direct Supplier Dartington Crystal win at Gift of the Year Awards

Bira Direct are please to announce three of it’s suppliers have had wins at 2019 Gift of the Year Awards. The Gift of the year awards celebrate the best in home and gift retailing, the Gift of The Year Awards announced at this years Springfair are the industries go-to for innovative new products. Dartington Crystal […]

New notes for Northern Ireland

New £10 and £5 notes with a vertical design and in the polymer format will be issued in Northern Ireland on 27 February. The Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank will introduce both valuations, but Danske Bank will issue only £10 notes. Unlike Bank of England notes, the existing £10 and £5 notes will always be legal currency, […]