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Bira offers further support for High Street with launch of online trading platform Neartoo

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has launched online trading site Neartoo, designed to support the High Street get back on its feet.

Bira is calling on independent shops throughout the UK to get on board with the Neartoo. The website, which launched in March, is designed to not only be the latest in online shopping trends, but also help stores in hard hit High Streets recover from the pandemic. The platform allows shoppers to find out what they are 'near to' and encourage them to explore more local shops to where they live or are visiting, but also be able to shop further afield and know they are still supporting independent traders.

Posted: 14 March 2022

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Brand Licensing Europe opens applications for its Retail Mentoring Programme

Retailers are being invited to apply for a delegate place on Brand Licensing Europe's popular Retail Mentoring Programme (RMP).

The free-to-attend, CPD-accredited course is delivered through a series of seminars, workshops and 1-2-1 consultancy sessions between May and September 2022. It is now in its 12th year and boasts hundreds of alumni from the likes of Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Selfridges, Halfords, Asda George, Ann Summers, River Island, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Toymaster, The Entertainer, Morrisons and more.

Posted: 4 March 2022

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Miss Milly achieves industry recognition

Miss Milly has been announced as Finalist in the Federation of Small Business Awards (FSB) for the West Midlands Self-Employed Trader of The Year, as well as being shortlisted for B2B Business of the Year by BizBubble, a small business network and community organisation.

On Monday 7 March as part of International Women's Day celebrations, Sarah Watmore, founder of Miss Milly, will be attending a special event at the House of Lords. In Spring 2021, Sarah was named as one of F:Entrepreneur's ialso 100, a campaign highlighting, celebrating and promoting inspiring female entrepreneurs in the UK.

Posted: 2 March 2022

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The Jewellery Show and NAJ form exclusive agreement

In exciting news, CloserStill Media and The NAJ have announced an exclusive agreement within BATF that will see members of the Association receive significant benefits including major stand discounts.

The Jewellery Show which takes place between 5th - 6th September at London's Excel Arena, is an industry wide trade event hosting fine, contemporary, designer jewellery.

At its core, the industry is about bringing people with a common interest together and the ability to connect to generate professional opportunities.

Posted: 23 February 2022

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IHGF Delhi pushed back to March dates

In light of recent developments with the surge of COVID across the world, the organizers of IHGF Delhi Fair have pushed back its dates to end of March. The show will now be held from 30th March to 3rd April 2022 at its regular venue – India Expo Centre & Mart, New Delhi NCR, India. The show's display themes and product propositions remain unchanged. Covering Home, Fashion, Lifestyle, Textiles and Furniture, this edition will welcome trade visitors to more than 2000 exhibitors in 14 halls and 900 Mart showrooms.

Posted: 11 February 2022

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Government announces ‘Calls for Views’ for design and intellectual property

Following its recent survey on the Designs Framework, the IPO has now also announced a major Call for Views on Design and IP, which is long overdue to support an important UK sector that is a USP on a world stage.

Design is a national and international asset for Great Britain and is also an impressive export sector. This is an excellent opportunity for designers/manufacturers and all those engaged who use design to innovate in many different sectors to examine whether current design laws are fit for purpose and respond by reviewing the existing Designs Framework.

Posted: 7 February 2022

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Fashion SVP returns to London

Fashion SVP is returning to London on 13th April with an exciting new venue and a brand new format.

An apparel and accessory event in the UK 100 percent dedicated to sourcing, FSVP presents a hand-picked selection of high quality manufacturers who are able to meet the varied demands of retailers, brands and designers. Leading knits and jerseywear suppliers from the UK, Europe and across the world will be showcasing their products and services and discussing their capabilities.

Posted: 26 January 2022

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Harrogate Fashion Week opens at earlier time for buyers

Harrogate Fashion Week opens to buyers from all over the UK and Ireland on 6th February at an earlier starting time of 9am at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

The exhibitor brand list continues to grow each season with regulars exhibiting including Foil, Marble, Pomodoro, Rupert & Buckley, LIzabella, Dolcezza, Rino & Pelle, Luis Civit, Veromia and Gabriella Sanchez. Returning brands announced are Barbara Lebek, TIlley & Grace, Beaumont and Elisa Cavaletti.

Accessory brands complementing the collections include Failsworth, Bugatti, Lotus, Snoxell & Gwyther with new brands joining, Talolo Boots, Salisa and Ruby Shoo.

Posted: 24 January 2022

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HOMI reschedules to March date

HOMI, the Lifestyle Expo, dedicated to the living and home decoration sector scheduled for January, is postponed until 11 to 14 March 2022.

Styles, trends and news from the home sector will return with renewed appeal and in the meantime HOMI will continue to interact with its stakeholders online, enriching it website with themes and market news and the continuous updating of #homicommunity, the platform dedicated to companies and professionals where one can find interviews, product news, stories and information.

Posted: 21 January 2022

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Scotland Trade Fair Spring postponed to 27-29 March, 2022

Scotland Trade Fair Spring has been re-scheduled to 27-29 March, 2022.

With six weeks to go until the re-scheduled Scotland's Trade Fair in Glasgow, there are many reasons why this show should not be missed, especially with the new March date.

· Seek out new products from a myriad of Scottish suppliers who are only showing at this Show. Many will be ready to turn round orders quickly so can stock to shops by Easter.

· Be first to see the Launch Gallery suppliers who are new young companies, with many unveiling their ranges at this Show. Exhibitors include Agate & Ayre, Craftypups, Edinburgh Illustrations, Eriskay Candles and The Cute Soaperie.

Posted: 17 January 2022

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