The British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) is to tour the UK to offer free advice to independent retailers.
BIRA will visit 10 destinations across the UK and will give local retailers in the area a chance to hear more about BIRA membership through a series of short talks and to gain free advice from BIRA experts.
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 their towns to try to be as helpful as we can at their convenience."
The roadshow is part of BIRA’s renewed approach to membership communications and drive to support a greater percentage of the UK’s independent retailers.
The ten towns BIRA will visit are: Shrewsbury, Bath, Leamington Spa, Harrogate, Aberdeen, Tunbridge Wells, Leek, Perth, Cheltenham and Colchester. The roadshow starts on August 20 and ends on October 8.