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Nationwide Movement is Sweeping the UK in an Effort to Save The High Street

Global corporates, industry bodies, startup innovators, media, and independent retailers are together rolling

out an industry-wide programme to support and empower hundreds of thousands of independent local businesses.


From May 2017, and Industry Leaders such as AppearHere, Bink, British Independent Retail Association, CityHouseMedia, CitySprint, emocial, Enterprise Nation, Google Digital Garage, Iconeme, Interactive Media in Retail Group, iZettle, JCDecaux, Lightspeed, Morplan, PocketHighStreet, Radford Accessories, Revive&ThrivetheUKdomain, Universal Display, Verifone Media, XLN and Vendorcom, together with the 120+ nationwide Retailer Advisory Board members, are implementing a programme to support and empower 100,000+ shopkeepers nationwide.

The group will tackle issues including how to merge online-offline, high street footfall decline, growing competition, rents, rates and many extortionate bricks & mortar overall costs. They will identify what works in modern retailing today and define first-ever industry recommendations for successful high street retailing. is represented on 1000s of high streets nationwide, and is calling on independent retailers, local business, organisations, media and individuals who care to join the movement by signing up for free at They will receive weekly newsletters with first-hand updates on the recommendations, developments and updates.

The more of us who join, the stronger we all become.

Sarah Arnesen, Head of Marketing, PR & Events of bira said:

“The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) is pleased to be working with Save the High Street towards our combined goal of supporting independent retailers and helping them thrive. For the past 117 years bira has been in the corner of independent retailers across all kinds of industries and are committed to the continuing success of every independent business we work with. Modern independent retailers recognise that great ideas, insights and ideas can be found beyond the confines of their own business. bira believes independent retailers are stronger together and that independent retailing in the UK has a bright future.”


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