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The Pension Regulator has gone from collecting £22,500 to £53,768,808 in 5 years

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10.05

The Pension Regulator has gone from collecting £22,500 to £53,768,808 in 5 years

Bryan Stott, Corporate Consultant for workplace pensions comments on The Pension Regulator crackdown.  Yes those figures are correct, if only it was my pension fund! I would not be penning this article but sipping my pina colada on my yacht moored in a secluded bay in the Caribbean. The £22,500 was the total amount collected […]

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21.01

Retailing still is attracting new entrants despite the new pressures

SOME 15,340 INDEPENDENT shops were opened across Great Britain in the first half of 2018, but the overall number operating fell by 1,554 because 16,894 pulled down the shutters. The ongoing volatility in the sector is revealed by the latest research from The Local Data Company (LDC) and Bira. It also showed that multiple retailers […]

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08.11

Your ticket to Black Friday success

Last year, Black Friday shoppers spent an astounding £1.39bn and in the shape of things to come, a significant 39% of that spend was generated by smartphone purchases alone. In another unexpected turn of events, the newly dubbed Sofa Sunday (the Sunday after Black Friday) outperformed Cyber Monday last year, highlighting how consumer spending extends […]

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06.03

Cyber-savvy public could save UK plc millions

New report from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign identifies a ‘perception gap’ which is putting UK businesses and the public at risk online A new report from the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, A Call to Action: The Cyber Aware Perception Gap, identifies not only the growing gulf between how the public and small businesses view […]

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20.10

11 business experts share lessons they’ve learned the hard way

Exciting as it is, the process of taking your business to the next level can present a few nasty surprises. Featuring advice from top CEOs, founders, writers and coaches, this roundup is your guide to avoiding the rookie mistakes. In our roundup, a range of bona-fide business experts give their two cents on the matter. […]

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20.10

The Unexpected Benefits of In-store Public Wifi

There’s no doubt that the world is addicted to the internet. Many people are connected to the net all day, every day. This is something that some business owners are leveraging to their advantage. Many business owners focus on customer satisfaction as one of the major keys to success, yet so often these same business […]

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17.10

Cyber Aware encourages a Tech Free 15

Cyber Aware encourage people to take a break from smartphones to improve wellbeing and cyber security With new research demonstrating the scale of smartphone use across the UK, the government’s Cyber Aware campaign is encouraging everyone to have a #techfree15 minutes to install their software and app updates, to protect themselves from cyber crime New data […]

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03.10

Why invest in staff training?

It is easy to let employees’ training and development slide. In some cases, there always seems to be something more important which makes it go further and further down the list of priorities. In other cases, budgetary restrictions mean investing in staff is simply not possible. A failure to invest in this area is not […]

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12.04

Increase the Digital Influence of your business with #WDYT

Growing digital channels can help boost the high street in UK towns, according to the Digital Influence Index compiled by #WDYT. ‘Digital influence’ is the ability of any town or city to drive measurable outcomes from online channels to their high street. The campaign encourages retailers and shoppers to share a photo each day of […]

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26.07

bira takes to the stage at the UK’s biggest trade fashion exhibition

Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham every February and August, MODA brings together over 1000 collections across menswear, womenswear footwear, accessories and athleisure.  Moda’s seminar programme is a highlight of the show, helping visitors to get ahead in business with the help of experts in their field. Over the next two weeks, Moda will introduce […]

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20.06

Meet the lucky winner of the £20K Retail Growth Package

Recently, bira teamed up with Vend to give away a £20,000 retail growth package – here’s the lucky retailer who won! For small-to-medium retailers, having access to the best retail tools and technology is so important in order to grow and compete, which is why we recently ran a competition in the UK, giving stores […]

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09.06

What does the election mean for retail?

WHAT DOES THE ELECTION RESULT MEAN FOR RETAIL?  Source: GlobalData   The party manifestoes offered little other than more pain for retailers, but the uncertainty arising from the election result threatens to damage the industry more than any policy could.   In one sense not much has changed for retail –  little in the way […]

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07.06

Dealing with Annual Leave Requests

Most of us want to enjoy the summer. But as employers, you will often face the difficult task of dealing with numerous annual leave requests, refusing leave and cancelling pre-approved holidays. The workplace rules in your business should set out how much notice an employee needs to provide, how the leave must be booked and […]

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18.05

Championing Independent Retail with Key Learnings from the bira Conference

Independent retail is vital to the UK economy and something we are extremely passionate about protecting. That’s why we were delighted to have Brightpearl, the retail management platform provider as a sponsor at the bira Conference and Awards, celebrating the best of what UK independent retail has to offer. Below Brightpearl lays out the key […]

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