RETAIL WITH IMPACT // #retailwithimpact

15-16 September 2022, Harrogate Convention Centre, HG1 5LA

Charity Retail Conference 2022 by Susan Meredith

Thank you to everyone who joined us at ‘Retail with Impact’ last week

We hope you all had a fantastic time.

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Hugely grateful to our Sponsors. Thank you to …

Headline sponsor, Acopia

Headline sponsor, Eproductive
Lodge Charity

Headline sponsor, Lodge Service

Headline sponsor, Shopiago
Nisyst logo

Headline sponsor, Nisyst

Headline sponsor, Choice Textile
Headline sponsor, Wil-U
1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd logo

Charity Retail Awards sponsor, 1st Waste Management
ebay for Charity logo
Digital and app sponsor, eBay for Charity


Kudos logo

Kudos to You event sponsor

Sustainable Fashion Week social sponsor

Bursaries sponsor

The WOW! Factor Awards sponsor

Who attends the Charity Retail Conference?

At our last full size conference, over 320 charity delegates from more than 130 different charities, with roles including:

  • Chief Executive
  • Retail Operations Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Regional Manager
  • Director of Trading
  • Area Manager
  • Fundraising and Marketing Manager
  • Shop Manager
  • Head of Retail

‘Retail with impact’

We work in an impactful sector! Our #morethanashop campaign highlighted the many areas that charity retail fundamentally affects, such as your cause, the environment, communities and more. We have decided to focus on the impact of charity retail. We aim to impart knowledge and expertise for you to either begin an impact journey in one of our focus session streams or improve a journey already started channelling your impact to make positive change.

The focus session streams

  • Impact on your people
  • Impact on sustainability
  • Impact on the public
  • Impact on ecommerce

  • Impact on high streets
  • Impact on profit
  • Impact on strategy

Keynote speaker

Steph Edusei, Chief Executive, St Oswald’s Hospice
Steph is a Non-Executive Director of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Director of the North East England Chamber of Commerce. Steph is a strong supporter of her local community as a Guide leader, school governor, and trustee with The Angelou Centre, a black-led women’s charity. She is a strong advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion, speaks publicly on racism and gender discrimination, is a coach and mentor and has created the Black All Year events and podcast. She was named Northern Power Women’s Transformational Leader in 2022.