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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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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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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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