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:

Free Webinars & Training hosted by experts for MIA Members

The MIA’s Trusted Business Support Helpline partner, Croner, are offering free webinars on HR and Employment Law for MIA members that are hosted by some of the most knowledgeable professionals in their respective fields. We are also pleased to be able to bring you the details of a Digital Marketing & Skills Webinar brought to you by Google, and in conjunction with the British Retail Consortium.

The BRC Economic Briefing Report for April 2021

The British Retail Consortium has released its Economic Briefing Report for April 2021. There are renewed hopes that the UK economy will see a robust economic rebound. Despite the national lockdown, February’s economic performance was improved as businesses continued to adapt to operating within health restrictions and to new border rules. Find out more at the link above.

June Emerson Wind Music at 50

May 2021 marks the 50th birthday of MIA Member June Emerson Wind Music! It started from very humble beginnings – June Emerson founded her specialist wind music supply business on May 1st 1971 from a house in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, with a starting capital of £11.23. Find out more about the journey of this wonderful company here.

Young Musician of the Year

BBC Young Musician of the Year semi-finals were finally being broadcast last Friday night, followed by the concerto final on Sunday. Many of you may already have seen both, but if you haven’t this is your reminder that you can catch up with the competition on BBC iPlayer. The competition is an important showcase of emerging musical talent and, following the postponement of the 2020 semi-final and final due to the pandemic, these performances are a great beacon of hope for the return of live music-making – both crucially important to all areas of our industry.