Monthly Archives: February 2019

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, […]

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, […]