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CEO office opening at the bira offices in Birmingham 2018

Bira Annual General Meeting

Date: Thu 20 Jun

Time: 1:30pm

Venue(s): Bira's Offices

This important meeting will focus on the election of officers to carry Bira forward. Proceedings will involve an en-bloc election of the board of management on a show of hands. BAGMA member, Howard Pullen of Howard Pullen Machinery in Sussex will succeed Surinder Josan, owner of All Seasons DIY in Smethwick, as national president of Bira. He will be accompanied by members of the board. During the event we’ll hear from social media expert Polly Barnfield, from Maybe* on how to utilise social media to grow your business.

1:00pm – Doors open – welcome & refreshments
1:30pm – Lunch and networking

The event will start at 1:30pm with lunch and an opportunity to talk to members of the board, with the AGM starting from 2pm

2:00pm – Annual General Meeting

Vice Presidents will also be elected, along with the honorary treasurer, who will detail and comment on the accounts for the 2018 financial year.

2:30pm – Serving your customers in a technology-driven world, Polly Barnfield, Maybe*

Customers don’t think channels, they want an experience, personalisation, convenience. They want to be understood and valued. So how do you serve them in a technology-driven world?

Retailers need to be agile, to adapt to fast-moving digitally-enabled customers, customers that are looking for one unified experience across all channels. They’re sharing information across social media on a daily basis. They’re talking about products, shops, experiences. By listening in to these conversations we can gain a lot of information about what’s trending in product categories you stock. Hear about the current trends and how this could impact your business.

3:30pm – Close


All Bira members are invited to attend the meeting which will be held at Bira’s offices on 20 June, address below. Attendance is free and a parking is available at the venue.

225 Bristol Road,
B5 7UB

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