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We’re delighted to announce the launch of our expert webinar sessions specifically for the independent retailer.

We’ll be hosting a series of 30 minute sessions led by industry experts on topics including tips on trading post lockdown, how to use social media effectively, how to control costs and margin, and sustainability. Additionally, Bira will be speaking about the key topics they are engaging with Government on and there will be Q&A opportunities after each session. The expert webinars will offer a wealth of relevant and insightful take-ways for all independent retailers!

The webinars are free to attend and one registration will provide you with the links for all the sessions.

Day One - Tuesday 16 March 2021

09:30 Changing consumer behaviour

Martin Newman
The Consumer Champion
Retail Expert / Author

How consumer behaviour has changed as a result of the pandemic and what that means for retailers and brands. The session also looks how retailers can trade out of the pandemic.

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11:00 Sustainability

Johnny Redmayne, UK and Ireland Wholesale Country Manager and Deap Khambay, Head of Sustainability, Seasalt

Seasalt will share how Sustainability is at the heart of their proposition and has been fundamental to their success.

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13:00 Independent Retail in Covid times

Andrew Goodacre, Chief Executive
British Independent Retailers Association

A focus on Bira’s recent campaign highlights (including lobbying the Government regarding business rates), and the changes independent retailers have made to adjust to the Covid-19 impact.

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14:30 Brexit

Arron Nicholson &
Nikki Prosser, AIS
(Rohlig)

Our AIS team along with Rohlig Logistics will share an update on delivery processes post Brexit and what retailers can do to minimise disruption.

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Speaker TBC

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Day Two - Wednesday 17 March 2021

09:30 Social media trends for 2021

Naddy Onions
Divisional Director
WPR

Social media trends for 2021 - the latest social media trends and practical tips for how retailers can harness them.

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11:00 Maximising customer engagement & sales

Helen Masters, Pudding Retail Lingerie Training & Consultancy

The Signature Sales and Service Model for face-to- face business to achieve the best customer engagement and sales.

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13:00 Secrets from the Board Room - 5 simple things you can do to win at retail

Glenn Regan
Alchemist Consulting

Secrets from the Board Room – 5 simple things you can do to win at retail:

  • drive footfall
  • increase conversion
  • maximise transaction value and increase absolute margin
  • control costs

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14:30 TBC

Speaker TBC

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16:00 TBC

Speaker TBC

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