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Bira expands to membership to health stores

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has extended its membership to the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS). Founded in 1931, NAHS is run by its members and supported by patrons and associates. It provides specialist support and representation for independent health stores. Bira said: ‘With over 30 services available …

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BHETA triumphs in Tussle on the Turf contest

The winners of ‘Tussle on the Turf’ – an annual golf competition hosted by trade associations bira and BHETA – have been revealed. The event, billed as a ‘friendly but competitive networking, business and social occasion’, was held on July 19 at The Welcombe Golf Club in Stratford-upon-Avon. DIY, hardware …

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Sarah Golden departs bira

The board of directors of bira (British Independent Retailers Association) has announced that Sarah Golden will leave her role as marketing, membership and publishing director on May 12. Sarah has worked for the trade body since 2001. Bira ceo Alan Hawkins said: “We cannot thank Sarah enough for the passion, …

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Bira reveals British Independent Retail Awards 2017 winners

British Independent Retailers Association (bira) announced the winners of its British Independent Retail Awards 2017 programme on Monday (May 8) during a ceremony held at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. The annual awards, which reward the talent, hard work, innovation and achievements of the trade association’s members, were presented by journalist …

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LDC/bira: Britain is still a nation of shopkeepers

Traditional independent retailers opened more shops than they closed in 2016 in the top 500 town centres, according to data released today (Wednesday May 3). Statistics from LDC (Local Data Company) and bira (British Independent Retailers Association) reveal that while the national retail chains continued to see a fall in …

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Bira lays out priorities ahead of General Election

Following the news on Wednesday (April 19) that MPs overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap general election on June 8, the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has made a statement. The organisation said it ‘looks forward to all political parties setting out their manifesto pledges in …

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Bira receives national recognition

Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) has been shortlisted in the best association website category of The Association Excellence Awards 2017. Organised by the Global Conference Network, the awards celebrate best practice and excellence in all aspects of trade and professional associations. More than 300 guests attended the awards ceremony, held …

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BHETA and bira set to tussle it out on the turf

Two housewares trade associations – bira and BHETA – are coming together to host a ‘friendly but competitive networking, business and social occasion’. The event, called ‘Tussle on the Turf’, is a golf competition which will be held on July 19 at The Welcombe Golf Club in in Stratford-upon-Avon. DIY, …

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