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:

Turning the Tap – Update

You may recall an update piece I wrote back in late July concerning the Government’s decision to scrap the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP). Over the years the TAP scheme had supported many UK MI Manufacturers in providing funding to subsidise exhibiting at events such as The NAMM Show, Music China and MusikMesse Frankfurt. Click the link above to find out more.

The latest research and analysis from the BRC

The British Retail Consortium produces unbiased research and analysis on retail performance and the economic drivers influencing the British retail industry. The MIA’s Membership with the BRC gives us access to an expanded portfolio of content to share with our members. We’re pleased to share the headline statistics from 2 reports on shop price index and footfall for September 2021. Click the link above to read more.

Maximising Government Support Schemes – Help to Grow

Announced in March by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, ‘Help To Grow: Digital’ is being launched this autumn. If you aren’t already using digital technology to enhance customer experience and the productivity of your business, this scheme could well be of interest. Click the link above to find out more.

Latest MI industry vacancies

Check out the latest vacancies in the industry on the MIA website, and see roles covering both retail and supply. There are currently a wide range of varied and exciting roles available in the UK MI industry. We’re currently advertising vacancies for companies such as Gear4music, Andertons Music Co, Sound Technology, guitarguitar, Presto Music, Yamaha Music UK and more. Click the link above to find out more.

Get your business visible on Google

A presence on Google Search and Maps can help customers find you more easily. Now more than ever, it’s essential that you’re on top of your game when it comes to Google Search and Maps, understanding what they are for, and how they can drive new business. Click the link above to find out more.