Welcome to bira direct
Happy New Year to you all!
I hope 2016 has begun well for you so far, certainly I feel rejuvenated after my first whole week off since joining bira direct!
We have great plans for this year and as usual the year begins with lots of planning for the forthcoming shows; Spring Fair which runs from 7th to 11th February 2016 at the NEC and Totally Tools which falls on 16th and 17th February at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. I would encourage all retailers and suppliers alike to attend whichever of these shows is most relevant to you. They provide such an insight into the trends, market and consumer preferences most likely in the year ahead. Don’t forget to come and say, “hello,” to us too!
In what will seem like no time at all we will be preparing for our annual High Street Conference. This year this will be held at Chateau Impney in Worcestershire on Wednesday 11th May 2016. We are very excited about the speakers and plans we have in place so far and have a few surprises up our sleeve, so do book your places in advance, so as not to miss out: http://www.bira.co.uk/conference-2016/book
Wishing you all a very enjoyable and prosperous 2016.
Managing Director, bira direct
04 Dec 2015
Free consumer leaflets
02 Sep 2015
Connect Distribution Services - New Heating Focus 2015 out now
06 Aug 2015
Connect Distribution launches new 2016 retailers catalogue
30 Jul 2015
29 Jul 2015
New Supplier - Connect Distribution
29 Jan 2016
bira warns government on loading cost onto independents in tough times
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18 Dec 2015
Auto enrolment contributions rise delayed
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18 Dec 2015
Retailers targeted with misleading ‘cheaper’ payment rates
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24 Nov 2015
Autumn statement: will the Chancellor save the High Street ... or shut it down?
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