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BHETA wins Tussle on the Turf

The housewares industry’s two leading trade associations – bira (British Independent Retailers Association) and BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) – went head to head on July 18 in the annual Tussle on the Turf Golf Challenge at The Welcombe Golf Course in Stratford-upon-Avon. Twelve teams from both organisations battled …

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Bira takes business rates reform proposal to Parliament

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) presented its plan for business rates reform to MPs at the Houses of Parliament in London earlier this month. On September 11, bira asked MPs to consider changing the current £12,000 threshold to an allowance ‘as a much-needed short-term solution’. Bira believes that an …

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Bira names Andrew Goodacre as new ceo

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has appointed Andrew Goodacre as its new ceo. He will replace Alan Hawkins, who retires after 33 years with bira. Andrew has been ceo of the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) since 2013 and previously held a senior position at the Federation of Small Businesses …

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Bira shortlisted for three awards

The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has been named as a finalist in three categories of the 2018 Association Excellence Awards. The trade body, which works with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, has been shortlisted for Best Association Website (for www.bira.co.uk), Best Association Magazine – under 20,000 circulation …

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Excellence in Housewares Awards 2018 reveals product finalists

The roll-call of products that have reached the finals of the Excellence in Housewares Awards 2018 has been announced. Organised by trade magazine ‘Progressive Housewares’ in conjunction with the Cookshop & Housewares (CHA) division of trade body bira (British Independent Retailers Association), the awards recognise and reward the achievements of …

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Bira gives feedback on its Exclusively Housewares debut

Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) exhibited at London trade show Exclusively Housewares for the first time this year – and has declared the experience a success. The trade body said the event, which took place at the Business Design Centre in London on June 12 and June 13, provided ‘a …

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Bira reveals award winners

The British Independent Retailers Association announced the winners of its annual awards at a ceremony held at the Jurys Inn in Hinckley Island, Leicestershire on May 10. The annual awards celebrate the talent, hard work, innovation and achievements of bira members. Bira ceo Alan Hawkins said: “The talent in our …

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Exclusively Shows reveal seminar programme

Details have been revealed of a seminar programme planned for the upcoming co-located Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical shows. Owned and organised by Brooke House Exhibitions on behalf of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), the shows will run on June 12 and June 13 at the Business Design Centre …

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Exclusively Shows launch initiatives for retailers

Brooke House Exhibitions, the owner and organiser of co-located trade shows Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical, has announced more details of a joint initiative with the British Independent Retailers Association (bira). Bira will have a stand at Exclusively for the first time and several joint marketing activities will be introduced …

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BHETA members give feedback on proposed knife and corrosive substances legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has canvassed its members’ opinions on the Government’s proposed legislative changes on the selling and marketing of knives and corrosive substances. The responses have now been submitted to bira (British Independent Retailers Association) and LACORS (Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services) in a …

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