09 Mar 2021

Money matters: Bira members feature in Budget coverage

The views of Bira members featured in the national media's coverage of the Budget.

Vin Vara, who runs The Tool Shop, in London, appeared across most of the major networks before and after the Chancellor's statement, including ITV's special lunchtime news report with anchorman Chris Choi.


Vin Vara

Meanwhile, Tabi Marsh of Papilio at The Hertage in Thornbury near Bristol, spoke to the BBC online. Her dad Gary, who co-owns the shop, also spoke to BBC Radio 4, and BBC 5Live. Read the BBC article here.

In Sheffield, Hellen Stirling-Baker spoke to Toby Foster on BBC Sheffield.

Thank you to Vin, Tabi, Hellen and Gary for speaking to the media highlighting the needs of the sector.

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