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Best Small Shops competition 2020 relaunched with new COVID-19 innovation category

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020
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Business and Planning Bill published in the House of Commons

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.
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The Maybe* 2020 Retail Report investigating what shoppers want

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns... Read more…

The continued effects of lockdown on UK shoppers

24 Jun 2020

Recent research has investigated how consumer behaviour has developed over the past few months as people have adapted their shopping styles tothe lockdown
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Get involved with Independent Bookshop Week 2020!

22 Jun 2020

From online events with bestselling authors, to a picture book celebrating key workers, to virtual bookshop crawls, plans for Independent Bookshop Week 2020 (20-27 June) are in full flow
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Local Bike Shop Day 2020 new date confirmed as Saturday 5th September

17 Jun 2020

A poll among participating retailers of Local Bike Shop Day has confirmed a new date to celebrate bike shops across the nation
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The latest Independents' Day Podcast: Retail Stories: Reopening After The Pandemic

16 Jun 2020

Catch up on this morning's Independents' Day podcast 'Retail Stories: Reopening After The Pandemic'
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Indie Retail COVID-19 Reopening Resources and Guidance

11 Jun 2020

Indie Retail have created a guidance document for shops that are now reopening after previously closing
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Write to your MP on Sunday trading

9 Jun 2020

The Government is currently considering relaxing the Sunday Trading regulations. This is not a popular measure with consumers, shopworkers, or retailers.
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Advertise your jobs with Indie Retail for FREE

8 Jun 2020

For a limited time only we are giving all retailers free access to the full range of Indie Retail job boards!
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The ACT shortlisted in the BikeBiz Awards 2019!

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Outdoor News

 

The BikeBiz Awards is a key event within the cycling industry that honours the innovation and hard work that goes into the UK cycling industry by brands, retailers and individuals. The award categories within the scheme vary from honouring local independent retailers to brand giants. Most importantly, the BikeBiz awards bestows trust and gives power to consumers, professionals and enthusiasts who are able to vote for their favourite brands, retailers and individuals in each category.

Vote for the ACT

 

Why the ACT have been nominated


The Cycle Advocacy category includes any companies that advocate cycling throughout the UK to benefit the cycle industry members. The ACT is the largest cycle trade organisation in the UK and has been promoting cycling for over a hundred years. Here are just a few of the many ways in which the ACT has positively impacted the cycling industry over the last century:

  • The ACT has developed and owns Cytech, the bicycle industry's internationally recognised training and accreditation scheme for bicycle technicians.
  • The ACT helps to support retailers with the Ride it away retail finance scheme, which is the UK cycle sector's fastest growing sales tool.
  • The ACT helps retailers to fill their vacancies quickly with the jobs board.
  • The ACT also runs a consumer facing site- The Cycling Experts - which features the most comprehensive UK IBD directory.
  • The ACT regularly posts news stories and has up to date Facebook and Twitter pages to keep the cycling trade notified and aware of all the latest happenings and anything of interest.


To find out the many other ways in which the ACT supports the cycling industry visit the website here, to find out more about the BikeBiz Awards click here, and to vote for the ACT click here. Voting closes at 12:00pm on Friday 16 August 2019.

 

 

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