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bira shortlisted for three accolades

The prestigious Association Excellence Awards 2018 has voted the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) as finalists in three categories

A panel of judges have voted The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) as finalists in three categories for the prestigious Association Excellence Awards 2018. bira has been shortlisted for Best Association Website, Best Association Newsletter and Best Association Magazine.

The awards recognise and reward the hard-won achievements of UK trade bodies, professionals membership organisations and associations. Representing associations from every sector, these awards recognise individuals, teams and initiatives and highlight excellence in how trade bodies operate and serve their members.

Alan Hawkins, CEO of bira, says: “We are so pleased to have been shortlisted for these categories as they have been key areas of focus for the bira marketing team over the last two years. We’re proud to be supporting our independent retail members with informative and relevant content through these channels. The team work tirelessly to make sure our members are informed and entertained through our website, newsletter and magazine and I’m sure our wonderful members will join me in congratulating the team.”

The winners will be announced at a lunchtime awards ceremony at The Kia Oval on Friday 12 October.

About bira
For the past 119 years, the British Independent Retailers Association (bira) has been in the corner of independent retailers across all sectors. Over that time we’ve built a support team committed to the continuing success of every business we work with.

bira works with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, and it’s bira’s goal to make every member feel supported, informed and inspired.

By joining bira, independent retailers receive access to a wealth of business benefits, from free legal advice to preferential card rates, business banking to specialist insurance, tax accountants to music.

Passionate about championing independent retailers and in a highly competitive market, bira helps its members stay one step ahead.

bira Retail Membership is open to independent retailers across the UK from single retail outlets to small chains, department stores, dealers and merchants, as well as Associate Membership for organisations servicing or allied to the independent retail sector.

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