We are proud to be supported by bira, the British Independent Retailers Association. For the past 118 years bira has been in the corner of independent retailers across all kinds of industries.

bira works with over 6,500 independent businesses of all sizes, and its goal is to make every member feel supported, informed and inspired. bira offers access to a wealth of business benefits, from free legal advice to preferential card rates, business banking to specialist insurance, tax accountants to music. It is also able to offer exclusive rates and discounts that it negotiates on behalf of its members with over 180 suppliers representing approximately 2000 associated brands across a range of retail.


The Independent Retailers Confederation (IRC) brings together like-minded trade associations with interests in the small and independent retail sector.

The IRC represents c.100,000 independent retailers throughout the UK, creating a growing retail network, committed to the development and sharing of best practice among associations and their members engaged in the independent retail sector.

The IRC provides a lobbying platform for a variety of trade associations with shared interests, increasing the profile and voice of independent retailing within Government and Parliament.

Association of Town & City Management

Investing in the place management of towns and cities across the UK and is undoubtedly one of the most important economic and social challenges of our time. The Association of Town & City Management is committed to ensuring that the people leading the way in shaping this new urban landscape have the tools, information and resources required to enable their collective places to reach their full potential. ATCM is a respected voice for town and city management at both a European and wider global level. We are a not-for-profit organisation with members that come from the public, private and third sectors. They include key stakeholders and thought leaders. For more information, visit




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