Please find below a selection of useful links for independent retailers. If you would like to suggest anything for these pages, feel free to Contact Us. Please note, although we take every effort to check the reliability of the organisations listed below, Modern Retail cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.
http://www.independentretail.co.uk/ – Founded by retail expert Clare Rayner, The Support for Independent Retail campaign is a year-round source of support, advice, ideas and inspiration for independent retailers across the UK.
http://www.bira.co.uk/ – BIRA is a trade association for independent retailers in the UK. Their website is a very useful resource, with a wealth of information for independent retailers.
http://www.bira.co.uk/hdra/ – Another specialist division of BIRA, the Home Decoration Retailers Association is a useful resource for independent retailers in the home décor market.
http://www.bira.co.uk/birafamilies/cookshop-housewares-association – Another specialist division of BIRA is The Cookshop & Housewares Association.
https://www.gov.uk/starting-up-a-business – More useful resources for those starting up in business.
http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/ – A range of information to help provide support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.
http://www.retailtrust.org.uk/ – retailTRUST is the charity that looks after all people working in retail, and those retired from the sector.
http://retail-vision.co.uk ’50 Superb Examples of Great Retail Store Design’
http://reviveandthrive.co.uk – Revive & Thrive provide a number of services to town centres and Business Improvement Districts, Town Centre Partnerships and all levels of Local Government. Revive & Thrive also publish Place Magazine – a great read for anyone interested in their local town.
http://shopdisplay.org – The Shop Display and Equipment Association serves the whole retail industry in its search for innovative retail display equipment through reputable suppliers.
https://www.startups.co.uk/retail-business-guides – Startups is a great resource for anyone setting up or running their own business, and this sections has some great advice for independent retailers.