Charity Retail Conference

Charity Retail Conference 2018

The Charity Retail Conference 2018 will be held at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham between 24-26 June. Our annual flagship event brings together delegates from all over the United Kingdom to share ideas, network with their peers, plus hear a fantastic selection of speakers.

Our headline sponsors for this year’s Conference and Exhibition are:

1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd logo Choice Textile logo
CRS Business Systems logo Cybertill
Recyclatex Astco logo


Nisyst logo

On Monday 25 June 2018, delegates will relax and celebrate working in charity retail at the Charity Retail Awards 2018 , sponsored by Nisyst and hosted by comedian Stuart Goldsmith at the Colwick Hall Hotel. This is a fantastic networking, learning and business opportunity.

How to purchase

Our members can purchase tickets by visiting the following link:

The primary contact we have for each charity will already have received details of how to log-in and purchase delegate tickets. If you need more information or would like access details, please contact our Events Manager, Alex Angelakis, via email at

Download our Step by step Conference booking guide (pdf format) to help you through the booking process.

Event admission prices

Conference, Exhibition and Awards (Monday accommodation only)

Member residential ticket: £399 plus VAT
Member non-residential ticket: £351 plus VAT
Non-member residential ticket: £699 plus VAT
Non-member non-residential ticket: £651 plus VAT

Sunday night accommodation:

Sunday night accommodation tickets
Sunday Bed and Breakfast, Student Halls: £49.50 plus VAT
Sunday Bed and Breakfast, Orchard Hotel: £75 plus VAT

Monday night accommodation upgrade

Orchard Hotel, single occupancy: £25.50 plus VAT
Orchard Hotel, sharing a twin room: £35.50 plus VAT per room (£17.75 per person)
Jubilee Conference Centre, single occupancy: £16 plus VAT

Bursary Places

This year, the Charity Retail Association and Kudos Software are offering ten bursaries to those from charities or hospices with five shops or fewer that need financial assistance. Each bursary will cover the following:

  • Half the fees for a residential delegate including session attendance. Bursary winners from Charity Retail Association membership are required to pay £199 + VAT towards their place
  • All meals and refreshments
  • Attendance at the Drinks Reception & Awards Dinner
  • Overnight standard accommodation in Halls of Residence

If you are interested in attending our Charity Retail Conference and would like to apply for a bursary place, please read the main selection criteria below.

  • Bursaries are available to those who work in charity retail
  • Your charity must run five or fewer charity shops
  • This is the first year you are attending the conference
  • Only one delegate per charity may apply
  • Both members and non-members of the Charity Retail Association may apply

Please download the Bursary Application Form below and send to Alex Angelakis, Events Officer to apply.

For the full terms and conditions, please download our Conference Bursary Guide.

Conference brochure

Download the Conference brochure here (pdf format – 3.4mb)

Sunday Symposium

Charity Fleetcare logoIncluded in the cost of the ticket will be free food and drink accompanying extra networking and discussion on Sunday 24 June from 7pm – 9.30pm.*This year the Symposium is sponsored by Charity Fleetcare who, working with Gone for Good, have been developing the technology platform to create “The Perfect Donor Journey”.Sunday Symposium Invitation – Charity Fleetcare*If you wish to attend, please ensure you have selected the option when booking your ticket and booked additional Sunday night accommodation.

Conference partners

In addition to our Headline Sponsors, we are grateful to the following companies who are also partnering with us at this year’s event:
World of Books logoWorld of Books

For the delegate bag

Monro logoMonro

For sponsoring the WOW! Factor Awards

East London Textiles logoEast London Textiles

For the Conference lanyard


ebay for Charity logoeBay for Charity

For the delegate gift

Elle Media Group logoElle Media Group

For the delegate pad and pen


K3 Retail logoK3 Retail

For all Conference catering


MSL Property Care Services LtdMSL Property Care Services

For the Conference passport prize draw