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02.05

New guidance on dress codes this summer

You will no doubt remember the story from last year of the receptionist who was sent home for refusing to wear high heels as apart of her dress code. Now, the government is set to bring in guidance for employers. Background Last year, receptionist Nicola Thorp set up a petition after she was sent home […]

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02.05

Enesco shortlisted for Greats

Company shortlisted in the Best Service to the Independent Gift Retailer Category by The Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2017 The Greats Awards recognise and reward the UK’s very best gift retailers across the retail spectrum. All retail finalists were decided as a result of an industry-wide poll of gift suppliers, reps and agents and validation by […]

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25.04

Discretionary Business Rates – bira’s reaction to delays

Of course bira understand now that the starting gun has been triggered regarding the election that there is very little time for civil servants and ministers to undertake all of the commitments they had made during the last few weeks of this Government. However, considering that the Government has gone to the trouble to undertake […]

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20.04

bira lays out key priorities for independent retailers ahead of the general election

At 5pm on 19th April 2017, MPs approved Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election on 8th June 2017, by a majority of 509 votes.  With this in mind, the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) looks forward to all parties setting out their manifesto pledges in the days to come, and hopes that all […]

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20.04

Employees’ Health & Safety duties

Nick Wilson, Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam, gives an overview of the general duties owed by employees under Health & Safety law. The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act (HSWA) 1974 places a number of important responsibilities on the shoulders of employees and as an employer, you may wish to […]

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20.04

Why data protection legislation is getting stricter

Whilst the GDPR will introduce significant changes to data protection legislation – completely overhauling the current legal framework – many bosses still haven’t given thought as to whether current processes comply with the new law. According to IBM, more data has been created in the past two years than ever before, with an estimated 2.5 quintillion […]

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12.04

Rachel Riley, childrenswear designer to launch new home collection

From making clothes for her own children, bira member Rachel Riley has built a worldwide brand set to grow with the launch of the new Rachel Riley Home Collection. Award-winning childrenswear designer and Rachel Riley and Textrade International, one of India’s leading home textile manufacturers and international distributors, have signed a licensing agreement for the Rachel Riley Home […]

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11.04

Viridian announced as winner at the Natural and Organic Awards

The 2017 Natural and Organic Awards brought together shortlisted delegates to present and showcase their products. Winners of the Natural and Organic Awards  was announced on 3rd April with Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian, activist and fierce campaigner walking away with two award wins. The Natural and Organic Awards celebrated standout products and brands judged by a […]

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10.04

Carl Kammerling International Turns a New Leaf with All Brand Product Catalogue

In response to overwhelming customer demand, leading supplier of quality hand tools and security solutions, Carl Kammerling International, has utilised sophisticated catalogue publishing software in order to launch an all brand product catalogue, its first in over five years. Following in-depth customer feedback, which revealed a preference for one ‘Carl Kammerling International Product Bible’, the 326-page […]

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07.04

Have your say in rewarding your key supplier

Each year we celebrate the outstanding contribution our bira direct suppliers make to the success of our members. They are important partners in our ability to deliver value and success to your business. This is your chance to tell us your favourite BHF and CHA suppliers and give them a chance to be recognized for their part […]

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