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11.05

Providing Quality and value to bira members

Drabest UK may not have been on your suppliers list radar before but they should now. As part of the Drabest Group, a genuine power house of European aluminium and steel manufacturing, Drabest UK are able supply great quality access products with value in mind along with a people feel to their customer service, with […]

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11.05

Stax Trade Centres named ‘Supplier of the Year’

Leading UK multi-channel wholesaler, Stax Trade Centres walked away with the coveted ‘Supplier of the Year’ award at bira’s annual conference and awards ceremony. The event was held at Bristol’s Marriott Royal Hotel on Monday 8th May and was attended by a host of notable and respected figures from the retail community. The ever-popular conference […]

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10.05

The finest talent from the world of independent retail celebrated

The finest talent from the world of independent retail celebrated at the bira national conference and awards 2017 The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) national conference and gala awards dinner took place at the Bristol Marriott Hotel on Monday 8 May. The annual bira awards represent an opportunity to showcase the very best of the […]

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10.05

Even into Brexit headwinds, independent retail sees strong first quarter, data shows

British Independent Retailers Association finds increased sales and store openings in Q1 2017, at a rate of 4 new stores per day Vend announces competition for retailers to win £20,000 worth of software and services to nurture fledgling growth London, UK – 9th May 2017 – Data released today by cloud-based point of sale software […]

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08.05

Leading Independent Baby Brand Appoints Big Business Commercial Head

JoJo Maman Bébé, the UK’s leading independent multi-channel brand servicing the needs of discerning new parents, announces the appointment of Gwynn Milligan as Commercial Director on the day that Founder & CEO Laura Tenison gives a keynote speech at the bira’s (British Independent Retailers Association) annual conference. Laura says, “I launched JoJo 24 years ago […]

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03.05

Independent retailers opened more shops than they closed in 2016.

Still a nation of shopkeepers – traditional independent retailers opened more shops than they closed in 2016. Data released today by LDC and British Independent Retailers Association (bira) shows that traditional independent retailers opened more shops than were closed in 2016 in Britain’s top 500 town centres, whilst the national chains continued to see a fall. […]

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02.05

Planning summer holiday cover

Most of us want to enjoy the summer with family and friends, or perhaps take a couple of weeks away from it all and have an exotic holiday in the sun. But employers need to think about balancing the needs of employees to rest and recharge their batteries with the needs of the organisation to […]

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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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