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Upcoming Events

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Dublin Networking Breakfast
Dublin Networking Breakfast
21st May 2024 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Pearse Street Library, 139 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Belfast Breakfast Networking
Belfast Breakfast Networking
23rd May 2024 - 8:30am - 10:00am
Innovation Factory, 385 Springfield Road, Belfast
Make LinkedIn Work for You!
Make LinkedIn Work for You!
23rd May 2024 - 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Cornwall Social Networking Evening
Cornwall Social Networking Evening
23rd May 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hall for Cornwall, Playhouse Bar, Back Quay, Truro
BITAx North Evening Social
BITAx North Evening Social
23rd May 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Dear Sailor, 1 Spinningfields Square, City Centre
BITA Weekly Business Networking
BITA Weekly Business Networking
24th May 2024 - 8:00am - 9:00am
BITA Weekly Business Networking
BITA Weekly Business Networking
31st May 2024 - 8:00am - 9:00am
South West; Bristol Social Networking
South West; Bristol Social Networking
5th June 2024 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Riverstation, The Grove
BITA Ireland Business Networking
Birmingham Social Networking
Birmingham Social Networking
6th June 2024 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Gaucho, Lower Ground Retail, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham
Crazy Golf Evening Social at Swingers
Crazy Golf Evening Social at Swingers
6th June 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Swingers City, 8 Brown's Buildings, London
Bath Raceday
Bath Raceday
7th June 2024 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Bath Racecourse, Lansdowne, Bath

Who are BITA?

The British and Irish Trading Alliance is an exciting non-profit networking organisation with a vibrant community of businesses that are invested in each other's success.

We host networking, educational and social events online and in venues across all our chapters in the UK and Ireland, and have a Global Forum which includes the USA and Australia. We pride ourselves on the ability to match buyers to suppliers and vice versa.

Our mission is to help more people and influence further; as a collective.

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Sponsors

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Circet UK
Unitherm Heating Systems
Green Box Recycling Kent Ltd
Harris Group
Enterprise Flex E Rent
Powerday
PIB Risk Management Ltd
Begbies Traynor Group
Go Green Office Solutions
Represent Comms
Speedy
Nationwide Management Services
Department for Enterprise
Kerry London
Glencar Construction
Oliver Connell & Son Ltd
Ballymore
Evans Mockler Limited
The Craft Irish Whiskey Company
The Timber Group
Krol Corlett Construction
Laing O'Rourke
Ardent Tide Ltd
Premier Contracts Supplies PCS

News & Community

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Lighthouse Charity Responds to 30% Increase in Demand for Support
Lighthouse Charity Responds to 30% Increase in Demand for Support
Article posted: 13/05/2024
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has published its 2023 Impact Report which details the vital support and impact they have delivered to ou...
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Read the Newest NetWorks Magazine
Read the Newest NetWorks Magazine
Article posted: 02/05/2024
The latest edition of NetWorks, focusing on design......
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Martyn’s Law... How will it impact your business & enhance the hospitality sector?
Martyn’s Law... How will it impact your business & enhance the hospitality sector?
Article posted: 23/04/2024
Keystone Law invites you to join a seminar on Martyn’s Law & its role within the hospitality sector...
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Trinity Logistics announced as finalist in North West Family Business Awards 2024
Trinity Logistics announced as finalist in North West Family Business Awards 2024
Article posted: 18/04/2024
Trinity Logistics Limited is a finalist for the Haulage, logistics & Distribution - Vital Transporters category of the Awards for 2024...
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Gold-Vision Announces Release of Brand-New Software
Gold-Vision Announces Release of Brand-New Software
Article posted: 10/04/2024
Gold-Vision Marketing is the brand-new digital marketing product launching in April...
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Welcoming our new South West Chapter Chair!
Welcoming our new South West Chapter Chair!
Article posted: 04/04/2024
Congratulations to Pauline Cannon who has stepped into the role of BITA South West Chapter Chair...
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Trinity Logistics Raised Funds for Fighting to be Heard Charity in Liverpool
Trinity Logistics Raised Funds for Fighting to be Heard Charity in Liverpool
Article posted: 03/04/2024
Trinity Logistics ‘Delivering the Power of Women’ fundraised for secondary breast cancer charity...
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Get to know your BITAx North Board!
Get to know your BITAx North Board!
Article posted: 28/03/2024
Have you met your BITAx North Board of young & passionate professionals?...
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Have you entered the Unicorn Kingdom Pathfinder Awards yet?
Have you entered the Unicorn Kingdom Pathfinder Awards yet?
Article posted: 26/03/2024
Submissions close April 30th, enter the global awards for tech scale-ups now!...
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Welcoming our new Liverpool Board Member!
Welcoming our new Liverpool Board Member!
Article posted: 25/03/2024
Congratulations to Amanda Unsworth for joining the Liverpool Board...
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Get to know your new Limerick Board!
Get to know your new Limerick Board!
Article posted: 21/03/2024
Have you met your new Limerick board looking to support you & your BITA journey?...
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Harris Group Appoints New Head of Bus and Coach Operations
Harris Group Appoints New Head of Bus and Coach Operations
Article posted: 18/03/2024
Harris Group has appointed Willie Daniels to the position of Head of Bus and Coach, for the company’s Irish and UK operations...
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Testimonials
At the first event I went to I knew one person, but it didn't matter and everyone was really interested in getting to know me. It's about building those relationships and finding out what business you can do together after, which make it more likely that you'll do business!
Susan Sheahan, Group Sales and Marketing Manager, Dalata Group
All the events are really well organised, the lunches, golf days, all of them have been really brilliant.
Edward Crossan, Vice Chairman, Powerday
Other organisations do support members and offer guidance, but BITA are far more proactive in making the introductions that business may need. Businesses not necessarily have the option to do this themselves, which I think is where the value of BITA membership lies.
Neon Mavromatis, Managing Director of Construction, Kerry London
BITA has been the best networking organisation that we have been involved in. They are very practical and the opportunities are there, the introductions that are available have been fantastic.
Aidan Scollard, Partner, Roberts Nathan
Through a BITA introduction to Geason Training, we got a funding plan together and it has been hugely success full. Our apprenticeships and training have gone through the roof!
Eibhlin Flynn, Head of Client Relations and Business Development, Danny Sullivan Group
BITA has had a direct impact on our business - we've signed clients through them. There are a number of people we have met through the years that would not be clients if I hadn't joined BITA. Attending BITA events is one of our core marketing strategies.
James Maguire, Director, Crannull
We have customers that we've been trying to get an audience with for some time, that have turned out to be BITA members. So by attending events we have the opportunity to meet them in a less formal setting which is where relationships grow. People at these events genuinely want to talk with you and to do business and trade with one another.
Derek Bailey, Group Business Development Director, Speedy Services
BITA is oxygen for business. The main benefit is getting to meet new people and increasing your networks which is what BITA is all about, as well as a great way to give back, while also helping your business and yourself.
Dermot O'Grady, Chief Executive, Ardent Tide
I have never come across any events like the Construction Networking Lunches in London. To have the opportunity to meet people in that industry in one room is absolutely exceptional. It would probably take a member of my staff two years to access the same people that I can access in one day, one to one, at a Construction Networking Lunch.
Kevin Coughlan, Director, Millennium Communications Cellular Ltd
BITA, for me personally as well as the business, has been fantastic success. We have been involved for 4 years and we have met so many interesting people and companies which whom we have created great friendships, and actually a lot of businesses.
Richard Morrissey, Head Of Corporate Sales, Moneycorp
The lead generation has been phenomenal. BITA has enabled us to get to know people on a personal level which in turn helps us open doors, that as a small company, we would never normally have been able to do. The BITA events has allowed us to get to know the right people.
James Mitson, Director, Work and Wear Direct
An example of how BITA works was when I attended a Bluebird BITA lunch and met a contact from the Quinn Group. From this meeting our company secured a ‚ 15mil SRF project in Bally connell, Co. Fermanagh
Eamonn Drummond, London Operations Director, EDC

Offers

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10% Discount to all BITA members off Go Green Office Solutions
10% Discount to all BITA members off Go Green Office Solutions
Eco-friendly, New and Used Office Furniture for Your Dream Workspace
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Save 20% on all Leased Lines and Full Fibre BroadbandSave 20% on all Leased Lines and Full Fibre Broadband
Turbo-charge your business internet connectivity by upgrading to a Full Fibre Optic Leased Line or Broadband Service with Nxcoms
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Biddys full website range
Biddys full website range
We offer a 20% discount on our full range from our website using the code BITA for all members and their families
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Maximising Your Potential - Kick Start  - 15% discount to BITA MembersMaximising Your Potential - Kick Start - 15% discount to BITA Members
Welcome to "Maximising Your Potential - Kick Start" a half day program designed to bring the winning mentality of sports champions into your business.
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FREE one hour brand discussion
FREE one hour brand discussion
Opportunity to talk brand and get free advice on your key branding issues
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HR and Payroll FREE consultation
HR and Payroll FREE consultation
Free 1 hour consultation to discuss your HR and Payroll concerns. We can advise on current issues eg: restructuring, redundancy and furlough pay etc.
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Free Consultation with our Insolvency Expert
Free Consultation with our Insolvency Expert
Call us on 0800 118 2948 to receive a free 1 hour consultation with Ruth Duncan, our insolvency expert.
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12.5% Fee for all members12.5% Fee for all members
We are offering a competitively discounted (regular 18%) recruitment fee of 12.5% for all BITA members.
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Member Offer
Member Offer
We are offering 30% discount on our impactful Leadership Wellness Transformation Programme for all BITA members (LIMITED Registrations until 30 June)
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Discover, Adopt and Master BIM!Discover, Adopt and Master BIM!
Free introduction to BIM followed by a free assessment of your current workflow including bespoke recommendations to fully benefit from BIM.
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10% OFF ALL VIDEO PACKAGES FOR BITA MEMBERS AT SUBCULTURE MEDIA10% OFF ALL VIDEO PACKAGES FOR BITA MEMBERS AT SUBCULTURE MEDIA
BITA members get 10% discount on all Video Production Packages. Includes retainer packages and animations.
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High Performance Strategies - 15% discount to BITA MembersHigh Performance Strategies - 15% discount to BITA Members
Our High Performance Strategy sessions are tailored to help you unlock your potential, streamline your operations, and grow to new heights.
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