Why use SMS? webinar

Topics the webinar will cover: The mobile market today The challenges facing every business Consumer needs Business SMS best practices SMS evolution and innovation      


The Housewares Show

Exciting ranges and brands for the Independent Business A unique trade show exclusively for independent retailers held at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Solihull. Hosted by buying group AIS, it’s curated specifically for Housewares retailers within the independent sector, attracting buyers from department stores and shops all across the UK and Ireland. The Housewares  Show […]


The AIS Furniture Show

Exclusively for the Independent Retailer Organised by buyers with a wealth of experience in the independent sector, The AIS Furniture Show presents a streamlined and focused exhibitor line up from a meaningful and commercial mix of brands showcasing the latest in furniture and accessories. Taking place at  Cranmore Park, one of the UK’s premier exhibition […]

IMC Menswear Autumn/Winter

IMC Menswear Autumn/Winter 2019 is located at the four star Whittlebury Hall hotel, Towcester, Northampton NN12 8QH. This show is organised by the IMC buying group, a consortium of independent Menswear retailers, who invite about 40 manufacturers to show their ranges to give exclusive deals to the IMC members. The show is open to all […]

Purple Tuesday

The UK’s accessible shopping day Nearly one in every five people in the UK has a disability or impairment, and over half of households have a connection to someone with a disability. Their collective spending power – the Purple Pound – is worth £249 billion to the UK economy. However, this potential is not being […]

Board of Management Meeting – November

As we’re a member led organisation, our Board of Management is made up of independent retailers who steer the association and make sure we’re continuously serving the needs of our members. If you’d like to know more about the Board of Management away day, please contact the CEO, Andrew Goodacre, via Jill Austin email or telephone 0121 […]

bira direct Board Meeting – November

bira direct is the flexible buying service which handles your supplier invoicing, whilst offering exclusive pre-negotiated terms, discounts and prices. Our team work on your behalf giving you more time to run your business. The bira direct Board meets to oversee all plans and activities within the buying group as well as discusses latest organisation challenges, […]