Tag Archives: small business

Bira’s CEO shares possible exit strategy

Brave, customer-focussed retailers who work closely with others in their community are most likely to survive in post-lockdown UK, according to Bira’s CEO. Andrew Goodacre has shared his thoughts for a possible exit strategy for the retail industry calling for restrictions to be first lifted for smaller shops and businesses. It comes as pressure mounts […]

Bira calls on Chancellor to bin rates reform Bill

Bira is urging the Government to scrap plans to bring forward the next revaluation of business rates to April 1, 2021. Bira has joined other heads of the retail sector in calling Chancellor Rishi Sunak to withdraw ‘disastrous’ legislation, due to be discussed tomorrow (Wednesday, April 29). The Non-Domestic Rating (lists) Bill was introduced in the […]

Join live online chat with Bira CEO

Bira members are invited to submit their questions to a live online chat with CEO Andrew Goodacre. Localise – a pioneering new shopping app for independent retailers – is hosting the Q&A as part of its We are in this Together small business community initiative on Facebook next Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11am. Andrew […]

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 […]

bira joins Small Business Minister at retail roundtable

Margot James hosted a retail roundtable last week with the UK’s top retail companies to discuss future opportunities. Alan Hawkins, bira CEO was there to represent the voice of the independent retailer. Small Business Minister Margot James chaired a roundtable on the 2 November 2016 with some of the country’s top retailers to discuss their […]