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.
Wishing you all a very enjoyable and prosperous 2016.
Managing Director, bira direct
27 Apr 2016
bira direct supplier of the year 2016
11 Apr 2016
Draper launch promotions for the Building, Decorating and Gardening Markets.
11 Apr 2016
Draper launch a new catalogue with over 1,000 new products.
08 Apr 2016
Kuhn Rikon celebrate their 90th year of operation
29 Mar 2016
28 Apr 2016
Don't knows hold key to Brexit/Bremain vote among independent retailers
More than a quarter of retailers haven't yet made up their minds whether to vote to Brexit or to Bremain, according to a new survey among the 6,000 m...
15 Apr 2016
bira pension scheme provider awarded for its high standards
The scheme behind the British Independent Retailers Association’s auto enrolment pension scheme has been accredited with the Master Trust Assurance...
01 Apr 2016
Employer fined more than £10,000 for auto enrolment failings
With up to half a million smaller employers expected to reach their staging date during 2016, it’s likely that the Pensions Regulator will be a bit...
23 Mar 2016
Shadow Business Secretary (2011-2015) to speak at bira’s High Street Conference
With the debate on Europe reaching fever pitch, the British Independent Retailers Association welcomes Former Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna ...