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The Oxford Summer School and Retail Week Announce a Partnership

The Oxford Summer School (OSS) and Retail Week are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new partnership agreement. Both organisations share a passion for retail development and together will provide exclusive learning opportunities for retailers.

Retail Week and the OSS, a bira subsidiary, understand that a career in retail is unlike any other and it can be an exciting and rewarding profession. By working together Retail Week and OSS can expand the development opportunities that are available to retail professionals to ensure they realise their potential.

As part of the new partnership OSS delegates will benefit from exclusive discounts to major Retail Week events including Live (for delegates of the Masters), Be Inspired (for delegates of the Foundation) and Tech. (for delegates of the Academy). The agreement will also ensure the OSS’s continued support of the Rising Stars Awards, a celebration of the UK’s retail talent.

About Retail Week

Retail Week is the most trusted source of business intelligence and networking available for today’s retailers. Every week over 50,000 retail professionals visit looking to connect to the latest industry news, analysis, insight and data. Retail Week provide subscribers with all of the information they need and all in one place. This helps subscribers to stay on top of strategic developments, customer trends, innovation and competitor activity.

For more information about Retail Week please visit

About the OSS

The OSS is a subsidiary of bira. Since 1923 the OSS has been transforming the careers of retail professionals across the sector. The programmes are unique as they are run by retailers for retailers.

OSS residential development programmes are designed to both challenge and develop retailers. The aim is to deliver an inspirational learning experience that gives retail managers the confidence and motivation to succeed.

Retailers of all sizes send their top talent to the OSS. This provides an opportunity for both large and small retailers from across the industry to learn together and from one another.

bira members also benefit from a 25% discount on all OSS programmes.

For more information about the OSS and available development programmes please visit or call 0121 446 6688.