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:

Creative social media courses for a symphony of sales and engagement

As part of miacademy, we are so excited to be launching a series of social media courses to help you to unleash your creativity, fight your fears and grow your social media skills. These courses are taking place throughout July, with the first one kicking off next Wednesday, 7th July. Click on the link above to read more.

Changes to Furlough Pay – What you need to know

The amount that employers can claim in furlough pay from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will reduce at the end of June. Below we summarise everything that you need to know. Click on the link above to read more.

Conn-Selmer Europe – New Team, New Contacts, New Era

MIA Member Conn-Selmer Europe, (formerly known as Vincent Bach International) is delighted to introduce their new management team. Over the past few years, much has been happening quietly behind the scenes to build for the future and establish a new forward thinking and cohesive identity for the legendary brands of Conn-Selmer Europe. Operating from Conn-Selmer Europe’s new Headquarters in Uxbridge and with a new website coming soon, they now invite you to join them as they enter an exciting new era. Click on the link above to read more.

Joe Lamond to step down as President and CEO of NAMM

Yesterday at the annual NAMM Board of Directors meeting, Joe Lamond, NAMM President, and CEO, shared his intention to step down as the leader of the 120-year-old trade association, effective spring 2023. Lamond, who has served at the helm of NAMM for the past 20 years, will work with the NAMM Executive Committee over the next two years to ensure a smooth transition of leadership for the association, The NAMM Show and Summer NAMM, and its other member activities. Click on the link above to read more.

An update on rent arrears for retailers

The MIA has been working in partnership with the BRC to provide breathing space to Retailers struggling to cope with the burden of debts incurred during closures as a result of lockdown measures.The moratorium on enforcing rent arrears was due to end in England on the 30th June, but the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Stephen Barclay MP recently informed Parliament that this would be extended until the 25th March 2022. Click on the link above to read more.