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06 May 2021

Share your views on pandemic survival for major new report

Bira members are invited to share their experiences of the pandemic as part of a new research project.

High street champion Bill Grimsey, former CEO of Wickes and Iceland, is now turning his attention to independent businesses and embarking on research to find out how they survived the pandemic and what more can be done to support them. 

Through a short questionnaire, he wants to guage the experiences of independents over the last year in order to improve local and central government policy and raise awareness of their needs. 

The issues he's most interested in are changes made during Covid to 'Business Format', 'Marketing', 'Governance' and 'External Influences'.

The aim is to publish the report in June once the answers have been analysed by Bill's team of expert researchers. His last work, Build Back Better COVID Grimsey Review Supplement published in June 2020, was well received.

Once complete, you will need to email the survey to

Download the questionnaire now 

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