Weekly Round-Up

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Here’s a round-up of some of the key industry news stories that we’ve brought you this week, in case you missed them…

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Here are this week’s key stories:

MI Academy – a new training initiative from the MIA

The MIA is excited to announce the launch of a brand new initiative focussed on knowledge sharing; the MI Academy. This will become an umbrella for the wide variety of sessions offered by the organisation resulting in a body of knowledge that can be accessed on demand. Find out more at the link above

The MIA launches HR Training for Members

We are excited to announce a series of HR training courses commissioned from The HR Point as part of the MI Academy launch. We have worked with The HR Point and Managing Director Nicky Gleadow for many years, and we are pleased to draw on their expertise as part of our training offer.

Restart Grant – Have you applied?

The Restart Grant is a one-off payment to support businesses in England in re-opening safely following lockdown.  The scheme is very relevant to our industry, with a tier aimed specifically at ‘non-essential’ retail. If you haven’t yet applied, we would encourage you to do so. Find out more here

The latest research and analysis from the British Retail Consortium

The MIA’s Membership with the British Retail Consortium gives us access to an expanded portfolio of content to share with our members. The BRC produces unbiased research and analysis on retail performance and the economic drivers influencing the British retail industry. We’re pleased to share the headline statistics from 3 reports on UK retail sales, footfall and employment.