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Bira Insurance £1,000 cash prize competition

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29.08

Bira Insurance £1,000 cash prize competition

We’re giving away £1,000! We aim to make running a retail business more rewarding, by giving a lucky Bira member some spending money this December. All you have to do is decide how you will spend £1,000… purchase some more stock for your business, clear off the next few bills, get that weekend away booked […]

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11.06

Guides and documents

Documents and guides that every successful small business owner needs. Covering everything from financial advice & VAT to employment law or starting a business. Pay changes you need to know (April 2019) Protecting your business against fraud The Payment Card Industry Data Security Process (PCI DSS) Process Your guide to safe payments Changes for employers […]

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06.09

Albion computers

Your one-stop shop for Apple products, Vend support and business IT services.

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13.05

Member meetings

We have eight branches, run independently by members, across the UK. Branch meetings are a great way to meet fellow retailers to talk shop but also to have some fun as well, outside of the business. Meeting quarterly or sometimes more frequent, meetings are a chance to hear from Head Office as well as external […]

Community collection - Member benefit
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06.12

MTD

From What Making Tax Digital means for your business to announcements from the Government, you’ll find it here or on your fortnightly newsletter. Not receiving the fortnightly newsletter? Sign up here.

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11.12

Recommend a friend and reap rewards

2019 marks 120 years of support for independent retail business. Over this time we’ve been fighting for a level playing field, drawing on the strength of our membership mass. We influence the media, change Government legislation and provide support on areas of strain like business rates, parking and staffing. But we’re only as strong as […]

Community collection - Member benefit
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18.01

Business lifecycle planning

Plan for critical aspects of your business lifecyle from expansion through to selling your business with bira and our professional service partners. Wren Sterling and its partners are offering bira members exclusive discounts on a range of consultancy services designed to help members grow their businesses and ensure they’re following best practice ahead of a […]

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23.08

Waste management

bira has partnered with 1st Waste Management, a full service waste management consultant who believe in competitive rates and a high quality service for all business types. By using 1st Waste Managements extensive network of service providers, all of your waste needs can be catered for, from day-to-day collection of your general waste to recyclables, skips […]

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27.02

Financial planning

bira has partnered up with Wren Sterling, current providers of the bira workplace pensions service, to bring you a financial planning service. The service is tailored for businesses and business owners and doesn’t stop at auto enrolment. The service also covers private medical insurance, flexible and voluntary benefits that can be built in and reviewed […]

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27.02

Distributor take back scheme

VRWS’s proposal to continue to coordinate DTS in Phase 4 was approved by both the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and by DEFRA. The current phase of the scheme started in January 2017 and the DTS website is now open for registrations. Bira members are able to enjoy preferential rates when you renew your DTS registration. We can […]

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30.01

Fuel card

We’ve teamed up with The Fuelcard People to offer a wide range of cards valid at 7000+ pumps nationwide, including BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco & Tesco forecourts, as well as the Diesel Direct (Keyfuels) & UK Fuels networks. As every independent retailer is seeking to save on everyday running costs, bira has teamed up with […]

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30.11

Utility Options

bira members save an average of £1,030 when they switch their utilities* There is vital need for small businesses to have a specialist company with integrity and track record that would help reduce overheads. Utility Options is a family run firm and who pride themselves on service and commitment. How your business will benefit: Free gas […]

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13.08

Accountancy service

You now have access to preferential rates from TaxAssist Accountants, giving you the best support with your tax and accountancy needs, for less. There are so many great benefits to consider: TaxAssist Accountants is a national network of accountants, so wherever you are, they won’t be far away They’re experts in helping small business owners […]

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13.08

Asbestos Consultancy

We’ll help you with your Asbestos Management Plan Every employer has a duty to comply with Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.  ENV Surveys Ltd. are accredited by UKAS to undertake Asbestos Surveys and Testing, and will be able to advise you on the best options to meet your obligations. Stay safe, take advantage of this […]

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13.08

Bira insurance

The exclusive Bira insurance scheme designed and delivered by Towergate removes the hassle that can come from finding a reliable insurance policy. The benefits to being covered by bira insurance: We understand that all businesses are different, so we tailor our retail insurance specifically to your business The cover limits we offer suit the needs […]

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13.08

Bira workplace pensions

Take the confusion out of auto-enrolment with Bira workplace pensions, giving you peace of mind that you’re meeting all the government’s requirements. How your business benefits: We’ve simplified auto enrolment for bira members It’s a quick and easy online registration There’s guaranteed acceptance for all bira members We’ll give you free, easy to use software […]

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13.08

bira music store

Amazing Instore provides licence-free music to enhance the atmosphere of your store. Get access to bespoke playlists, virtual radio stations and engaging commercial messages, making music mean business. How our members benefit from bira music store: There’s no need to purchase Performing Rights Society (PRS) and Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) licences Background music enhances the atmosphere […]

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13.08

Branded carrier bags

Every retailer needs branded bags, so we’ve teamed up with Smartbags to give you easy access to stand-out bag designs, for less. Here’s just some of the benefits: Great quality bags at the very best prices Order as many as you want, with low minimum order quantities Enjoy full creative freedom – have whatever you […]

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13.08

Business stationery and office equipment

bira has teamed up with Charter Office Equipment Limited and Ryman Stationery to bring you savings of up to 50% on selected lines. The benefits to buying office supplies and furniture through bira: We’ve already negotiated great prices on your behalf, saving you time and money Our partners have over 50,000 products for your business With […]

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13.08

Bira Direct

The stock buying group for independents. Enjoy bigger savings on leading brands, streamline your entire invoicing process, and get to spend more time doing what you enjoy – running your business. Your product buying group. Retailers enjoy access to over 180 suppliers, and more than 2,000 associated brands, saving them precious time and money. Product […]

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13.08

Cycle to Work

Just some of the benefits of the Cycle to Work Scheme: It’s the healthy option for travelling to and from work Cycling helps reduce environmental pollution Chance to purchase a great bike and safety equipment for a great price Tax exemption initiative As a bira member you’ll receive at least 30% off the cost of […]

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13.08

Debt collection

We’ve partnered with Capitol Commercial Collections to provide our members with a cost effective, reliable ‘no result, no fee’ debt collection service. The benefits of our debt collecting service: No subscription or annual fee to use the service (No Result, No Fee) We can assist you with every type of debt The service is adaptable […]

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07.06

Join Bira

We deliver genuine savings for businesses like yours, whatever your business type or goal may be. For any type of independent retail business with business rated premises in the UK. £516 saving  on card processing 30% cheaper tariffs than standard business banking £1300 saved with free legal advice £1518 saved on product with buying though Bira Direct Up […]

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14.09

Loans

We know how important your business is to you. It’s why we offer all of our members our range of lending products specifically aimed at helping develop yours as well as making treating yourself that little bit more affordable. Take our vehicle loans for example, you can take advantage of them when looking for a […]

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13.08

Mobile marketing

Bira has teamed up with Textlocal to provide our members with cost-effective mobile marketing to help drive sales. We’ve teamed up with the UK’s market leaders for text marketing to provide you with a cost-effective way to engage your customers and help drive sales. How you’ll benefit from mobile marketing: Special rate of just 3.5p […]

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14.09

OSS Retail

Leading management training for retailers by retailers brought to you by OSS Retail, formerly known as Oxford Summer School.   OSS Retail, a subsidiary of bira, offers a truly unparalleled learning experience for independent retailers. Since 1923 it’s been changing lives and transforming the careers of retail professionals, taking them from their first steps in […]

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13.08

Point of Sale

BNP Paribas Personal Finance understand that customer expectations around choice and experience are key to your business success and pride themselves on the fact that their business has been built around the needs of their partners. Their ‘easicredit’ finance solutions can be delivered as standalone packages offering simple connectivity through the web, integrated into your own […]

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13.08

Private medical insurance

Private Medical Insurance is one of the most valued employee benefits for UK businesses. Giving your employees the ability to avoid NHS waiting lists, access Private Consultants and hospitals and arrange their health treatment between work and personal life commitments is highly attractive to employers and employees alike. bira members will have access to private […]

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13.08

Rating Appeal Service

Why choose our business rating appeal service? No win, no fee No upfront charges to your business Mark manages and supports your business through the entire appeal process Mark’s experience is here to help you navigate the complex ratings system Discounted rates for bira members Understanding a complicated issue Business rates are a huge drain on […]

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13.08

Retail training

Develop your team with Bira Training Bira Training courses are specifically designed for small and medium sized independent retailers. We offer high quality and cost-effective training to improve the skills and techniques of your team, supporting performance improvement and business growth. One Day Courses Our value for money one-day courses can develop your teams key […]

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14.09

Savings

As a trade association bank operating in the retail sector we understand how many independents like to operate. We appreciate you may be borrowing to spread the cost of buying something when you could afford to buy it outright but like to put the bulk of your money away for a rainy day. That’s why […]

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13.08

Shop fitting service

Why we recommend Salepoint’s shop fitting service: Benefit from years of shop fitting experience in all retail sectors – DIY, Cookware, Pet supplies, Giftware, Clothing, Toys and many more Comprehensive design service Happy to work on projects large and small Shop fitting hours to work around you Save money on the look and feel of […]

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14.09

Spiral utilities

How your business will benefit: When it comes to renewal, we’ll help bring down the costs of your energy by sourcing the best deal for your business We’ll guide you on becoming more energy efficient within the workspace We take the pain out of switching suppliers You’ll have your very own account manager to call […]

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21.09

Telecoms

Whatever the business size, we’re sure we can help you cut your costs Everyone wants to save on telecoms bills, so if you’re already a member and want to find out more, please log into your member area. Not a bira member, but interested in saving money on your telecoms bills? Then simply click here to […]

2019 collection - Member benefit
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13.08

Utilities

Start saving on your utilities today Worried about the cost of utility bills in your business? bira has done the legwork and can offer members a choice of two approved suppliers who will work with you to source the lowest cost quotations and help you get the best deal for your businesses. If you’re a bira member and […]

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13.08

Website design

Start using this service and save on your site SiteWizard has been working in partnership with bira for a number of years. During this time they have saved bira members thousands of pounds in design fees for websites. If you are looking to dip your toe in the water with a webpage or launch an online shop […]

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