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British Independent Retailers Association will be visiting Leek a part of tour of Britain

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

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FREE retail advice, business improvement tips and exclusive savings coming to retailers in Leek

This summer the British Independent Retailers Association (bira), the leading trade body for independent shops, will be visiting Leek to offer free advice and support to independent retailers.

bira will be visiting Leek on a tour of Britain, offering greater support to the network of independent retailers, the lifeblood of our Great British High Street.

From bira's extensive knowledge of independent retailing, independent business owners will be able to get tangible and easy to action advice in a matter of minutes at Foxlowe Arts Centre on August 27 at 6.30pm.

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The refreshing and inspiring quick tip session will leave retailers with an achievable short list of ways to improve their business, saving them time and money.

Advice will be given on auto enrolment pensions, which will be relevant to all retailers in the coming months and years, as well as ways to make sales online, whilst still encouraging shoppers to Leek through e-commerce platform MyHigh.St.

The informal event will also help local independent retail owners network with other local businesses, all in a relaxed atmosphere, complete with drinks and nibbles.

bira will be joined by member John Simcox, from Electricaire, which is based in Leek. Mr Simcox will be on hand to talk to retailers and share his valuable experiences and his secrets to retail success in Leek.

bira's membership and marketing director, Sarah Golden, said: "Finding time is an issue for all of us these days, but even more so for local independent retail owners who have so many business hats to wear and plates spinning.

"We've designed these sessions to be short, valuable and practical and instead of asking local retailers to visit us in one national location, we're coming to Leek to try to be as helpful as we can at their convenience."

Established by retailers 115 years ago for the sole purpose of supporting, servicing and helping independent retailers grow, bira will be joined by a number of their service providers including HSBC, MyHigh.St, bira insurance and the Post Office, all offering valuable information and advice.

For more information or to book your place to this free event please visit www.bira.co.uk/roadshows or call the bira membership team free on 0800 028 0245.

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