Welcome to the Charity Retail Association’s Directory, designed to meet the business needs of charity retailers. The product suppliers and service providers listed are all experts in their field and experienced in working within the charity retail sector.

Many of the companies listed here will sponsor and exhibit at the Charity Retail Conference and other events that we hold for you throughout the year. There are also exclusive deals for CRA members with our corporate partners.

We are grateful for support received from these companies and please make sure you speak to them when looking for new suppliers. Don’t forget to say that you found them in the CRA Directory!

Simply click on the blue category headings below to view the companies listed.


Index

Banking services
  • Bank of England
Book recyclers
  • ARB Recycling Ltd
  • Better World Books
  • Choice Textile Ltd
  • CTR Group
  • East London Textiles Ltd
  • M&J Bowers Ltd
  • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
  • RTS Textile Recyclers
  • World of Books
Bric-a-brac recyclers
  • ARB Recycling Ltd
  • Choice Textile Ltd
  • CTR Group
  • East London Textiles Ltd
  • M&J Bowers Ltd
  • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
  • RTS Textile Recyclers
  • Salvatex Recycling Ltd
Car & Van leasing
  • Charity Fleetcare Alliance
Card payments
  • LibertyPay
Carrier bags, collection sacks, retail and gift packaging
  • Acopia
  • B Smith Packaging (Worcester) Ltd
  • Duo UK
  • Hana Design
  • Monro Ltd
Christmas and greetings cards
  • The Great British Card Company
Consultancy
  • The Charity Retail Consultancy
Cost management and procurement
  • Auditel
  • Spiral Group Purchasing
Energy services
  • Auditel
  • E.ON
  • Spiral Utilities
Gift Aid, EPoS and tills
  • BMcAzurri
  • CRS Business Systems
  • Cybertill Ltd
  • Eproductive Ltd
  • K3 Retail
  • Kudos Software Ltd
  • Nisyst
  • PXtech
  • Tengo Software
Information Management
  • Stratas
  • UK Changes
Insurance
  • Endsleigh
Legal services
  • Birketts
  • Blake Morgan
  • McClure Solicitors
  • Stone King LLP
New goods
  • Gumbley & Co
  • Rouge Marketing Ltd
  • White Brothers (Witney) Limited
Online fundraising
  • eBay for Charity
Portable appliance testing
  • First Stop Safety
Property services
  • Gray Point Real Estate Ltd
  • MSL Property Care Services Ltd
Retail intelligence
  • ShopperTrak
  • VCA Technology
Retail profit protection
  • Lodge Service UK Ltd
Security
  • Burton Safes
Shop fitters and designers
  • Acopia
  • Hughes Escott Ltd
Shop supplies, fittings and display
  • Acopia
  • Display Centre
  • Morplan Ltd
  • Robert May of Holloway Ltd
  • Trade Lines Shop Equipment Ltd
  • Wrights Plastics GPX
Steamers
  • Propress Ltd
Telecoms solutions
  • The Co-operative Business Telecoms
Textile Banks and refurbishment
  • Fairport Containers
Textile recyclers
  • ARB Recycling Ltd
  • Choice Textile Ltd
  • CTR Group
  • East London Textiles Ltd
  • JMP Wilcox & Co Ltd
  • M&J Bowers Ltd
  • Moosh Ltd
  • Recyclatex
  • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
  • RTS Textile Recyclers
  • Salvatex Recycling Ltd
Waste disposal
  • 1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd
  • Asbestos, legionella & fire risk

    • Broadland Group

      Broadland Group logo

      All commercial properties including Charity Shops require a register of asbestos and this is best achieved with an asbestos survey to comply with Regulation 4 of CAR 2012.

      Broadland Group was founded in 2000 to provide independent asbestos testing and monitoring in response to a growing need for a fast efficient service. An early commitment to quality of service has seen the Group grow steadily from Norwich to offices in Chesterfield and Wickford enabling it to offer services nationwide.

      Alongside continual growth of asbestos surveying, testing and management, other services have been developed to support building managers. We can now bring in experts to advise on a wide range of potential health hazards with a total of 50 people ready to give a complete risk management service for almost any building.

      Our company is UKAS accredited for the testing and surveying, staffed and equipped to provide the rapid service essential to allow buildings to be maintained or returned to service as quickly as possible. Throughout the development of Broadland Group, we believe that our success is firmly based on commitment to quality, client retention and reinvestment in resources and training.

      Asbestos Surveying, Consultancy & Analytics - Asbestos Removal Management - Legionella Control & Management – Training & Seminars

       

      http://www.broadland-group.com

      b.stoughton@broadland-group.com

      01268 574344

      07771 651766

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  • Audit, accountancy and tax services

    • Sayer Vincent
      Corporate Member

      Sayer Vincent

      Sayer Vincent is an award-winning firm of accountants and advisors specifically working for charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises. As well as outstanding audit services, we support organisations through risk management, internal audit, tailored training, tax and VAT advice.

      As the largest sector specific practice in the UK, we have an unrivalled understanding of charities and their issues. We are committed to sharing knowledge and learning, our easy-to-use Made simple guides cover many technical areas including a guide specifically for charity shops.

      Find out more about Sayer Vincent, our values and sector commitment by visiting our website - www.sayervincent.co.uk.

       

      http://www.sayervincent.co.uk

      svinfo@sayervincent.co.uk

      020 7841 6360

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  • Banking services

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  • Book recyclers

    • ARB Recycling Ltd
      Corporate Member

      ARB Recycling Ltd

      ARB is a large recycler covering most of England with its collections. With over 30 years direct Charity Retailing experience within the ARB team, we like to think we understand the needs of the Charity Retail Sector.

      ARB pays sector leading prices and offers single, multiple and “clear up” collections. We are proud of our levels of professionalism, with particular strengths being communication and client information.

      ARB feel that the best way to validate levels of service is to take up current references and we would encourage you to do this.

      Items collected are;

      • Textiles
      • Household Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Bags/Belts
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Mobiles

      Please contact us for a friendly chat about your recycling needs, we think you will be surprised at the prices offered and our levels of professionalism.

       

      http://www.arbrecycling.com

      laurenstevens@arbrecycling.com

      01322 446724

    • Better World Books
      Corporate Member

      Better World Books is a socially responsible and environmentally conscious online bookstore.  We help you make the most of the books you no longer need by selling them online.  These sales generate revenue for your organisation and literacy. We even provide and collect the boxes, ensuring nothing goes into landfill.

       

      http://www.betterworldbooks.co.uk

      info@betterworldbooks.co.uk

      01383 841437

    • Choice Textile Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Choice Textile logo

      Choice has served the charity sector since 1999; we have provided a consistently high level of service, have friendly and helpful drivers and have never missed a payment to any of our clients.

      Initially, along with other companies, Choice just collected textiles but in 2006 introduced the first ever book and other dry waste collection service for charities; at last, instead of unwanted books and other items going to landfill, the books were collected and recycled.

      Since then Choice has expanded this aspect of our work and hundreds of thousands of carefully selected text books and educational books have been put to one side and subsequently sent to schools and colleges in Africa.
      In 2015 a new charity was started by the Choice Managing Director so that the gifts of these much needed books and subsequent donation to Africa could be properly processed and channelled. This is in effect the story of surplus English text books being sent to students in Africa where they become a most treasured possession.

      We have a dedicated Customer Service team and a senior manager with forty years direct experience in the charity sector.

      Please contact Choice on 0208 965 6699 or email info@choicetextile.com; we will be happy to meet you to discuss your requirements and demonstrate that we can provide an excellent service to your charity.

       

      http://www.choicetextile.com

      info@choicetextile.com

      0800 458 9770

    • CTR Group
      Corporate Member

      CTR Group logo

      CTR Group offer a charity collection service for local, regional and national charities offering a full collection service, collecting:

      • Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Plastic
      • Toys Hard and Soft

      CTR Group has a dedicated Head of Charity Partnerships who will conduct regular shop surveys to insist that we are meeting and exceeding our Charity Partners’ expectations. In fact, we offer a tailor-made solution for you and your shops.

      CTR Group has a can-do attitude and by partnering with like-minded charities we offer the highest levels of service at extremely competitive rates.

      We can supply our Charity Partners with unique fundraising initiatives including IT collections, Ink and Toner collection programs, Media buy back and many more. We have also teamed up with corporate companies who are looking for charitable partners to support through our collection program.

      Give us a call, drop us a line, send an email and we will arrange a confidential discussion to show you how CTR Group can benefit your organisation.

       

      http://www.ctrgroup.co.uk

      http://www.ctrtextiles.co.uk

      info@ctrgroup.co.uk

      0800 294 5584

    • East London Textiles Ltd
      Corporate Member

      East London Textiles logo

      East London Textiles is a well-established, professional company with 40 years’ experience, specialising in recycling and exporting of used clothing and shoes.

      Working with some of the UK's biggest charities, hospice and Council authorities nationwide making us one of the largest textile recycling companies in the UK.

      We pride ourselves on ability work and adapt with charities needs and our collection service providing a full recycling service to shops, collecting:

      • Clothing
      • Shoes and handbags
      • Household (Duvets, pillows, linens, etc)
      • Bric a brac
      • Electricals
      • Books
      • Toys
      • CD’s, DVD’s and Computer games

      Please contact us to discuss how we can help you:

       

      http://www.east-london-textiles.com/

      info@east-london-textiles.com

      020 8501 0743

    • M&J Bowers Ltd
      Corporate Member

      M&J Bowers logo

      M&J Bowers is a long established family run business priding itself on service and reputation. We have over 40 years’ experience in the recycling and waste management sector. We cover all of the South West and further with our modern varied fleet of vehicles. We recycle a wide variety of goods. For more information please contact us.

      We collect and recycle

      • Second hand clothes/textiles
      • House hold textiles
      • Books
      • Shoes, belts hand bags
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electric items
      • Cardboard/wastepaper
      • Soft plastics

       

      http://www.mjbowers.co.uk

      andrew.bowers@mjbowers.co.uk

      0800 027 6255

    • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      RGN (Textiles) Ltd was formed by Trevor Hill, an accountant with much experience in the merchanting and charity retailing sectors. We take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients, allowing them to fulfil all their recycling needs. Based in Wakefield, Wolverhampton, and Sidcup, we employ a very charity experienced team, and collect from around 700 charity and hospice shops, collecting textiles, shoes, bric-a-brac, bedding, electrical items, toys and books.

      We aim to deliver a first class service to all our charity clients, which presently include;

      British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Blue Cross, Cancer Research, Lighthouse Charity, RSPCA, Salvation Army, Scope, Shaw Trust, Sue Ryder, YMCA, plus several hospices (including St Oswalds, Kirkwood, Nottinghamshire, and Rotherham hospices) around the UK.

      RGN Textiles pay a competitive rate, and always pay on time! We are completely independent, financially robust, built on solid foundations and very much here for the long term!

       

      53a, Horbury Junction Industrial Estate, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5ER

      http://www.rgntextiles.com

      TrevorPHill@hotmail.com

      01924 264048

      07881 090407

    • RTS Textile Recyclers
      Corporate Member

      RTS Textile Recyclers are an eco-friendly company who are passionate about protecting our planet for future generations.  We are focused on textile recycling and supporting our communities in the process, by implementing a zero land fill policy to reduce our carbon footprint.

       

      http://www.rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      shelley@rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      0800 888 6050

    • World of Books
      Corporate Member

      World of Books logo

      World of Books offers a reliable, professional collection service for the disposal of surplus books from charity shops throughout the UK. Our service ensures maximum additional revenue for shops and minimum disruption, while reducing waste disposal costs and environmental impact.

       

      http://ww.worldofbooks.com

      info@worldofbooks.com

      01903 507544

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  • Bric-a-brac recyclers

    • ARB Recycling Ltd
      Corporate Member

      ARB Recycling Ltd

      ARB is a large recycler covering most of England with its collections. With over 30 years direct Charity Retailing experience within the ARB team, we like to think we understand the needs of the Charity Retail Sector.

      ARB pays sector leading prices and offers single, multiple and “clear up” collections. We are proud of our levels of professionalism, with particular strengths being communication and client information.

      ARB feel that the best way to validate levels of service is to take up current references and we would encourage you to do this.

      Items collected are;

      • Textiles
      • Household Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Bags/Belts
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Mobiles

      Please contact us for a friendly chat about your recycling needs, we think you will be surprised at the prices offered and our levels of professionalism.

       

      http://www.arbrecycling.com

      laurenstevens@arbrecycling.com

      01322 446724

    • Choice Textile Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Choice Textile logo

      Choice has served the charity sector since 1999; we have provided a consistently high level of service, have friendly and helpful drivers and have never missed a payment to any of our clients.

      Initially, along with other companies, Choice just collected textiles but in 2006 introduced the first ever book and other dry waste collection service for charities; at last, instead of unwanted books and other items going to landfill, the books were collected and recycled.

      Since then Choice has expanded this aspect of our work and hundreds of thousands of carefully selected text books and educational books have been put to one side and subsequently sent to schools and colleges in Africa.
      In 2015 a new charity was started by the Choice Managing Director so that the gifts of these much needed books and subsequent donation to Africa could be properly processed and channelled. This is in effect the story of surplus English text books being sent to students in Africa where they become a most treasured possession.

      We have a dedicated Customer Service team and a senior manager with forty years direct experience in the charity sector.

      Please contact Choice on 0208 965 6699 or email info@choicetextile.com; we will be happy to meet you to discuss your requirements and demonstrate that we can provide an excellent service to your charity.

       

      http://www.choicetextile.com

      info@choicetextile.com

      0800 458 9770

    • CTR Group
      Corporate Member

      CTR Group logo

      CTR Group offer a charity collection service for local, regional and national charities offering a full collection service, collecting:

      • Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Plastic
      • Toys Hard and Soft

      CTR Group has a dedicated Head of Charity Partnerships who will conduct regular shop surveys to insist that we are meeting and exceeding our Charity Partners’ expectations. In fact, we offer a tailor-made solution for you and your shops.

      CTR Group has a can-do attitude and by partnering with like-minded charities we offer the highest levels of service at extremely competitive rates.

      We can supply our Charity Partners with unique fundraising initiatives including IT collections, Ink and Toner collection programs, Media buy back and many more. We have also teamed up with corporate companies who are looking for charitable partners to support through our collection program.

      Give us a call, drop us a line, send an email and we will arrange a confidential discussion to show you how CTR Group can benefit your organisation.

       

      http://www.ctrgroup.co.uk

      http://www.ctrtextiles.co.uk

      info@ctrgroup.co.uk

      0800 294 5584

    • East London Textiles Ltd
      Corporate Member

      East London Textiles logo

      East London Textiles is a well-established, professional company with 40 years’ experience, specialising in recycling and exporting of used clothing and shoes.

      Working with some of the UK's biggest charities, hospice and Council authorities nationwide making us one of the largest textile recycling companies in the UK.

      We pride ourselves on ability work and adapt with charities needs and our collection service providing a full recycling service to shops, collecting:

      • Clothing
      • Shoes and handbags
      • Household (Duvets, pillows, linens, etc)
      • Bric a brac
      • Electricals
      • Books
      • Toys
      • CD’s, DVD’s and Computer games

      Please contact us to discuss how we can help you:

       

      http://www.east-london-textiles.com/

      info@east-london-textiles.com

      020 8501 0743

    • M&J Bowers Ltd
      Corporate Member

      M&J Bowers logo

      M&J Bowers is a long established family run business priding itself on service and reputation. We have over 40 years’ experience in the recycling and waste management sector. We cover all of the South West and further with our modern varied fleet of vehicles. We recycle a wide variety of goods. For more information please contact us.

      We collect and recycle

      • Second hand clothes/textiles
      • House hold textiles
      • Books
      • Shoes, belts hand bags
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electric items
      • Cardboard/wastepaper
      • Soft plastics

       

      http://www.mjbowers.co.uk

      andrew.bowers@mjbowers.co.uk

      0800 027 6255

    • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      RGN (Textiles) Ltd was formed by Trevor Hill, an accountant with much experience in the merchanting and charity retailing sectors. We take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients, allowing them to fulfil all their recycling needs. Based in Wakefield, Wolverhampton, and Sidcup, we employ a very charity experienced team, and collect from around 700 charity and hospice shops, collecting textiles, shoes, bric-a-brac, bedding, electrical items, toys and books.

      We aim to deliver a first class service to all our charity clients, which presently include;

      British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Blue Cross, Cancer Research, Lighthouse Charity, RSPCA, Salvation Army, Scope, Shaw Trust, Sue Ryder, YMCA, plus several hospices (including St Oswalds, Kirkwood, Nottinghamshire, and Rotherham hospices) around the UK.

      RGN Textiles pay a competitive rate, and always pay on time! We are completely independent, financially robust, built on solid foundations and very much here for the long term!

       

      53a, Horbury Junction Industrial Estate, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5ER

      http://www.rgntextiles.com

      TrevorPHill@hotmail.com

      01924 264048

      07881 090407

    • RTS Textile Recyclers
      Corporate Member

      RTS Textile Recyclers are an eco-friendly company who are passionate about protecting our planet for future generations.  We are focused on textile recycling and supporting our communities in the process, by implementing a zero land fill policy to reduce our carbon footprint.

       

      http://www.rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      shelley@rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      0800 888 6050

    • Salvatex Recycling Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Salvatex Recycling Group offers a professional, reliable, nationwide collection service for surplus bric a brac and small electrical items. With over 25 years experience in waste management, we provide additional revenue, whilst reducing waste costs and environmental impact.

       

      http://www.salvatexrecyclinggroup.com

      info@salvatex.com

      01536 400002

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  • Car & Van leasing

    • Charity Fleetcare Alliance
      Corporate Member

      Charity Fleetcare logo

      Founded in 2015, The Charity Fleetcare Alliance combines years of industry specific expertise to provide charities with comprehensive cost-saving fleet management solutions.

      Assisted by technology and with a mind-set in innovation, The Charity Fleetcare Alliance works tirelessly on behalf of UK charities so they may focus on making our world a better place.

       

      http://www.charityfleetcare.org

      tony@charityfleetcare.org

      0800 014 9797

      07450 667881

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  • Card payments

    • LibertyPay
      Corporate Member

      LibertyPay logo

      Here at LibertyPay, we have a long history of working with charities and not-for-profit organisations. So when it comes to taking card payments, we know a thing or two about how best to help you to accept payments and donations face-to-face, online and over the telephone.

      Our aim is to offer unique, cost-effective payment processing facilities that are accessible to charities, as well as sensitive to their specific requirements.

      Should your organisation already accept cards, we can put together a tailor-made pricing proposal which we hope will demonstrate a cost-saving to the charity; every penny counts!

      If you’ve never taken card payments before and are interested in seeing what we have to offer, then please get in touch. We’re here to help and only a phone call away!

      Contacts:

       

      http://www.libertypay.co.uk/charities.html

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  • Carrier bags, collection sacks, retail and gift packaging

    • Acopia
      Corporate Member

      Acopia

      Acopia Group are a service driven organisation working with charities across the UK providing single source solutions in the supply of goods not for resale. This includes Packaging, Retail Consumables, Janitorial, Shopfittings, Print & Display and Shop Fit-out & Refit Solutions.

      We are renowned for our honest flexible approach and the values of the charity sector are very close to our own deeply held values of Excellence, Integrity, Responsibility, Passion & Trust.

       

      http://www.acopia.co.uk

      charitysupport@acopia.co.uk

      0845 075 6111

    • B Smith Packaging (Worcester) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      We are the Association's longest standing packaging member. We are able to supply both large and small charities both ethically and competitively with all types of carriers, collection sacks, bags for life and much more. Please call Andrew Smith or Mark Turner.

       

      http://www.bsmithpackaging.co.uk

      andrew.smith@bsmithpackaging.co.uk

      01905 757124

    • Duo UK

      Duo UK logo

      Duo UK manufacture and supply packaging products to many of the UK’s leading retail and e-retail brands. Our packaging range includes retail store bags, event bags, charity collection sacks, bags for life, promotional banners, stickers, labels and gift wrapping. To help create the most engaging packaging for your charity we also offer a free artwork design service.

      View our full range of packaging products on our website.

       

      http://www.duo-uk.co.uk

      http://www.duo-uk.co.uk/blog

      enquiries@duo-uk.co.uk

      0161 203 5767

      https://twitter.com/DuoUK

      https://www.linkedin.com/company/1472209

    • Hana Design
      Corporate Member

      CharitybagsUK.com are specialist suppliers of charity sacks, refuse and carrier bags. A family run business since 2003. Our friendly and efficient staff are always ready to help. FREE quotes and samples available. We also provide storage facilities and nationwide delivery.

       

      http://www.charitybagsuk.com

      info@charitybagsuk.com

      0800 599 9226

    • Monro Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Monro logo

      We offer: Collection packs, carrier bags, refuse sacks, bags for life.

      With: Artwork and design assistance, storage and nationwide delivery.

      Experience: A flexible approach, product innovation, competitive prices, value for money.

       

      http://www.monro.co.uk

      charity@monro.co.uk

      01530 278000

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  • Christmas and greetings cards

    • The Great British Card Company
      Corporate Member

      The Great British Card Company started life as Paper House back in 1980 and has grown both organically and through acquisition, most recently acquiring The Almanac Gallery and previously the greetings card business of The Medici Society – first established in 1908. The Company works with hundreds of charities, both large and small, and offers in excess of 900 designs in its Christmas card ranges each year through its Paper House, Medici and Almanac brands.

       

      http://www.greatbritishcards.co.uk

      charity@greatbritishcards.co.uk

      01452 888999

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  • Consultancy

    • The Charity Retail Consultancy
      Corporate Member

      The Charity Retail Consultancy logo

      An award winning, bespoke, and results-focused charity retail consultancy that helps maximise impact and achieve great results.  Established in 2010 following years of experience heading top charity retail chains, the consultancy excels in strategy development, feasibility studies, recruitment, training and presenting.

      What our clients say: “We were at a crossroads with our charity shops, with differing views on expansion, contraction, management and staffing.  I found a number of consultancies, but only one focused 100% on the sector. Jayne conducted a very efficient review of our shops, prepared a concise, comprehensive report and met our Board to plan the way forward. We now have a new strategy, management structure and sense of purpose.  We’re beating revenue targets, the staff have a smile on their faces and the charity is very pleased with the shops’ contribution.”

      Contact: Jayne Cartwright

       

      51 South Drive, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8DZ

      http://www.thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

      jayne@thecharityretailconsultancy.co.uk

      07598 243210

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  • Cost management and procurement

    • Auditel
      Corporate Member

      auditel

      Many charities are taken advantage of by suppliers who rely on the time pressure you are under, their industry knowledge over yours, and the lack of benchmark data available to you. For 20 years Auditel has been a leading cost management consultancy helping charities retain as much of your hard earned funds as possible.
      If you are in any doubt as to whether you are obtaining best value from suppliers then please consider speaking to Auditel, and learn how we have helped other members and could help you.

      Cost Categories covered: Electricity, Gas, merchant cards, print & stationery, telecoms, water, waste.

       

      http://auditel-evalu8.co.uk/

      u2us@auditel.co.uk

      0800 689 9401

    • Spiral Group Purchasing
      Corporate Member

      Spiral Utilities

      Spiral provides independent and impartial advice in all areas of energy and telecoms. Whether you have just one electricity supply/phone line, or multi-sites with more complex requirements, Spiral will help you derive best value for your stakeholders and beneficiaries alike.

       

      http://www.spiral-utilities.co.uk

      info@spiral-utilities.co.uk

      0845 330 8384

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  • Energy services

    • Auditel
      Corporate Member

      auditel

      Many charities are taken advantage of by suppliers who rely on the time pressure you are under, their industry knowledge over yours, and the lack of benchmark data available to you. For 20 years Auditel has been a leading cost management consultancy helping charities retain as much of your hard earned funds as possible.
      If you are in any doubt as to whether you are obtaining best value from suppliers then please consider speaking to Auditel, and learn how we have helped other members and could help you.

      Cost Categories covered: Electricity, Gas, merchant cards, print & stationery, telecoms, water, waste.

       

      http://auditel-evalu8.co.uk/

      u2us@auditel.co.uk

      0800 689 9401

    • E.ON
      Corporate Member

      E.ON logo

      E.ON has teamed up with the Charity Retail Association to help you get a better deal on your energy.

      Who are we?
      Five million people in the UK get their electricity and gas from us, at home and at work. As part of the E.ON group, we’re one of the world’s leading energy companies.

      How can you benefit?
      You won’t be dealing with a faceless energy company that doesn’t really understand what you do, but an account team who’ll get to know you and your business. E.ON offer one, two or three year fixed price plans for electricity and gas, giving you added peace of mind and an easier way to manage your finances.

      Start saving today
      If you’ve got a contract for electricity and gas with another supplier you can let us know when your contract ends and we’ll be in touch when the time is right and your contract is up for renewal. Also we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions and have a chat about how we can help you. Just let us know you’re a Charity Retail Association member.

       

      sme.partnerships@eonenergy.com

      0330 400 1030 (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm and Fri 9am-4.30pm)

    • Spiral Utilities
      Corporate Member

      Spiral Utilities

      Spiral has been providing independent and impartial advice in all areas of energy and telecoms to CRA Members for over 5 years. Our experience ensures that we fully understand the needs of all members, whether they have one site or one hundred. Our customer-focused approach sets us apart from all other energy brokers.

      Spiral ensures best value is derived for stakeholders and beneficiaries alike by giving honest and professional advice on the renewal of your supplies. Adding further value, where applicable, by aligning multiple supplies to a common end date thereby reducing the administrative burden on your organization.

      Spiral has created specific guides for CRA members to help them understand the areas of VAT on energy bills, and energy efficiency in charity shops. These are available for download on the CRA site or upon request from Spiral.

       

      http://www.spiral-utilities.co.uk

      info@spiral-utilities.co.uk

      0845 330 8384

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  • Gift Aid, EPoS and tills

    • BMcAzurri
      Corporate Member

      bmcazurri

      Currently working with over 100 independent charity organisations since our inception in 2011, BMc Azurri is one of the fastest growing suppliers in the Charity retail sector. Our easy to use Gift Aid solutions, EPOS, web-based reporting and hosting services have all been created specifically for the charity sector with simplicity at the core, ensuring that volunteers can easily adopt and use our systems.

      Our partnership with K3 Retail, has enabled us to integrate our charity specific software with their extensive range of solutions for the retail sector.  We currently work with The Salvation Army, The British Heart Foundation and Sue Ryder to name a few, delivering Gift Aid Software and a range of IT Services from a single charity specific supplier.

      Our own ability to provided nationwide installation and support services is made possible by being part of the Barron McCann Group. Should you be interested in joining the growing family of charities who manage their Retail IT Services with BMc Azurri, we’d love to talk to you.

       

      http://www.bmcazurri.com

      enquiries@bmcazurri.com

      01332 866933

    • CRS Business Systems
      Corporate Member

      CRS Business Systems

      CRS are specialist suppliers of Sharp scanning tills and Touchscreen Terminals for the charity retail sector, with over 900 installations in leading charity shops nationwide. CRS’ software covers flexible Gift Aid, new and donated goods, stock control, loyalty etc... Easy to use cost-effective solutions with professional training, support and service.

       

      http://www.crs-epos.co.uk

      info@crs-epos.co.uk

      01522 824555

    • Cybertill Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Cybertill logo

      CharityStore from Cybertill is a modular retail system installed in around one in three of all charity shops in the UK, from small hospice chains to large nationals. The cloud-based CharityStore solution is designed to help charity retailers increase revenue and simplify processes, including EPoS, stock control, ecommerce gift aid, loyalty, mail order, lottery, eBay and more. It is the most cost effective solution, delivering an impressive return on investment whilst still being simple to use and manage.

      starWinner of the CRA's Supplier of the Year Award 2016

       

      http://www.charitystore.co.uk

      enquiries@charitystore.co.uk

      0800 030 4459

    • Eproductive Ltd
      Corporate Member

      eproductive

      Eproductive is the specialist software firm that uses powerful technology, simply applied to deliver cloud-based performance management and engagement systems in the charity and hospitality sectors. Having pioneered Retail Gift Aid which has enabled our clients to claim over £170 million, Eproductive has been at the heart of charity retail for over a dozen years. EPR systems support over 90 charities with innovative Gift Aid, EPOS and engagement solutions.

       

      http://www.eproductive.com

      info@eproductive.com

      020 7485 2500

    • K3 Retail
      Corporate Member

      K3 Retail logo

      K3 Retail partners with charities to provide connected technologies, ensuring you can reach your goals now and in the future. We intelligently apply our technologies to make charity retailers’ lives easier and businesses more successful with tools designed to forever meet your consumer demands.

      Our one stop shop charity solution provides charity retailers with everything they need to manage their retail stores. With gift aid made simple from BMC Azurri, combined with K3 Retail POS, Loyalty & Donations functionality, Stock Control & Merchandising, together with all your back office needs – all volunteer friendly in a familiar easy to use Microsoft environment, means you can focus on what’s important to you – your charity and leave the technology to us.

      Charities from English Heritage, Oxfam, RHS and RSPB are able to pursue their business goals with the expertise of K3 Retail and our partners in delivering the new possible.

       

      http://www.k3retail.com

      enquiries@k3retail.com

      0845 055 6231

    • Kudos Software Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Kudos logo

      Kudos makes EPoS easy to use for charities, so you sell more at the tills, reduce admin time and have a simple process for Retail Gift Aid. By offering an effective, well-supported solution for stock control of new, donated and refurbished goods and pick-up and delivery management for furniture re-use Kudos remains the only charity retail systems provider with 100% customer retention.

       

      http://www.kudos-software.co.uk/charities

      charities@kudos-software.co.uk

      01548 843586

    • Nisyst
      Corporate Member

      Nisyst logo

      NISYST provide integrated business IT solutions for charity shops. Our volunteer friendly EPoS solution, CHARiot, covers both donated and purchased goods and is combined with powerful retail management tools as well as charity retail specific reporting. CHARiot also has a fully integrated powerful Gift Aid module which enables charities to make Gift Aid claims on sales of donated goods.

      starWinner of the Most Supportive Supplier to the Charity Retail Sector Award 2015

       

      http://www.charityretailsystems.co.uk

      sales@nisyst.co.uk

      01204 706000

    • PXtech
      Corporate Member

      PxTech logo

      You can choose your EPOS system based solely on features, but how do you know you will get the benefits from it?

      At PXtech we understand that people deliver change; technology is just the tool. We supply fully featured EPOS which will increase your Gift Aid revenues and seamlessly integrate with your existing systems, but we also bring a wealth of experience in managing the change process and ensuring that your volunteers - and you - get the best out of your chosen solution.

      PXtech have a proven track record of delivery to some of the biggest names in charity retail. Contact us today to find out how to maximise benefits from a new – or existing – EPOS system.

       

      http://www.pxtech.net

      chris.richards@pxtech.com

      01332 921300

    • Tengo Software

      Tengo Software logo

      Tengo Software’s Charity EPoS Software CharitEPoS is the UK’s leading Charity Gift Aid EPoS till system. Originally developed in 2006, it is now used by charity shops and visitor attractions all over the UK. Over a decade, every charity we’ve dealt with has increased revenue with us.

      Our gift aid EPoS software will simply ask you for the initial, surname and post code of your donor. There are no complicated forms to fill in, and your operator is in control, meaning gift aid becomes painless and your customers are much more likely to supply their information. Queue times are also unaffected due to the speed with which donations can be taken. Donated items can be tracked with ease.

      In addition to our charity EPoS systems, we have a charity specific cloud back office solution covering all aspects of managing a charity from accounts through stock and membership management. We also include HMRC approved Gift-Aid submission, all done automatically online with a single click.

       

      http://www.tengosoftware.com

      enquiries@tengosoftware.com

      0845 862 5222

      http://twitter.com/tengosoftware

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  • Information Management

    • Stratas
      Corporate Member

      Stratas

      Our aim is to help charities become more effective, by improving their Information backbone™. From Managed Print Services to Information Governance, we specialise in innovative document and information solutions which reduce cost, improve processes and deliver compliance. Current Charity projects include:

      • Digitising store correspondence – removing post from sites to Centralised functions with 60% savings;
      • Gift Aid – digitising documents related to Gift Aid;
      • Migration to Share Point and Sales Force – finding, classifying and remediating data;
      • HR and Finance – digitising HR records and automating the Accounts Payable; and
      • Managed Print Services – reducing and optimising print spend.

       

      http://www.stratas.co.uk/

      matt.brown@stratas.co.uk

      07825 133 641

      https://twitter.com/StratasUK

      https://www.linkedin.com/company/stratas?trk=company_name

    • UK Changes
      Corporate Member

      UKChanges logo

      We are UKChanges, the independent data management and insight specialists - and developers of the MyCharityBAG retail Gift Aid app.

      We help commercial and not-for-profit organisations to grow revenues and relationships through the intelligent use of data.

      Our advice is pragmatic and impartial. Our customer support is exceptional. Our systems and processes are robust. Our aim is simple: deliver value for our customers.

      We want to help you maximise the potential of your supporter data. To do this we offer a huge array of consumer information, insight and data services, which we loosely shake down in to 5 core areas: Data Management; Data Enrichment; Insight; Technical; and Campaigns.

      Working across these disciplines, we help our customers by optimising, cleansing and enhancing existing data, identifying best donor segments, developing relevant insights and providing advice on how and when to communicate across various channels.

      Find out how we can help your organisation to exploit the full potential of your data.

       

      UKChanges, Grand Union House, Budbrooke Road, Warwick CV34 5AR

      http://www.ukchanges.com

      http://www.mycharitybag.com

      info@ukchanges.com

      01926 626300

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  • Insurance

    • Endsleigh
      Corporate Member

      Endsleigh logo

      Endsleigh: insurance specialists for charities

      With more than 30 years’ experience working within the third sector, Endsleigh understands the insurance needs of charities.  Our friendly, expert insurance team not only understands the technical side of insurance, but also the activities that so many charities deal with daily. We combine this knowledge to deliver insurance advice and the provision of cost-effective solutions to ensure you have the protection you need in this increasingly complex sector.

      We’d love to talk with you about your insurance needs, and it’s easy to do so.  Just contact our team.

      Endsleigh Insurances (Brokers) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This can be checked on the Financial Services Register by visiting its website at https://register.fca.org.uk Endsleigh Insurances (Brokers) Limited. Company No: 1379864 registered in England at Shurdington Road, Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire GL51 4UE.

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      http://www.endsleigh.co.uk/business/charities

      charity@endsleigh.co.uk

      01242 866906

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  • Legal services

    • Birketts
      Corporate Member

      Birketts

      Birketts is a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. We have one of the best regarded and largest dedicated Commercial Property teams within any firm outside London, numbering over 100 specialists with extensive experience of acting for both charity retailers and commercial retailers. Our specialist Charities and Social Enterprise Team works closely with our core business teams of Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, and Private Client to provide a seamless service. Our clients trust us to achieve a solution that is right for them, however difficult or challenging the circumstances.

      Contact details
      Liz Brownsell, Senior Associate, Charities and Social Enterprise, liz-brownsell@birketts.co.uk, 01473 406383, 07525 735802

      Louisa Saunders, Senior Associate, Commercial Property, louisa-saunders@birketts.co.uk, 01473 406331

       

      http://www.birketts.co.uk

    • Blake Morgan
      Corporate Member

      blake morgan

      We have developed a leading charities practice supporting many charities, hospices and voluntary organisations in all areas of law. We have a dedicated team to support and advise our charity clients in all aspects of their business operations and shops.

       

      http://www.blakemorgan.co.uk

      claire.lamkin@blakemorgan.co.uk

      020 7014 5279

    • McClure Solicitors
      Corporate Member

      McClure Solicitors logo

      “FREE WILLS FOR CHARITY”.  These four words sum up McClure Solicitors.  Founded in 1853, we have grown from a small provincial firm to a UK wide legal company with offices in England and Scotland.

      Our Free Wills service generates the demand and all of our other services result from that.  We make your Will free of charge for a donation for a charity of your choice.

      45% of clients take a Power of Attorney (at half price) and 15% take a Family Protection Trust.  We raise on average over £1m each and every month for charity in Donations, Gift Aid and Legacies.  No wonder around 50 charities are partnered with us.

      Contact:

      Managing Director – Andrew Robertson

      Charity Relations Manager - Liz McDonald

       

      http://www.mcclure-solicitors.com

      contactus@mcclure-solicitors.co.uk

      0800 852 1999 (Freephone)

    • Stone King LLP
      Corporate Member

      Stone King

      Charity and voluntary sector work is at the heart of Stone King’s practice. The firm is recognised as one of the leading practices in the UK. We act for many hundreds of voluntary organisations and provide practical solutions to problems based on our in-depth knowledge and experience. We understand that ‘charities mean business’ and we bring that approach to our advice.

      We are very pleased to be providing the CRA legal retainer service to members.

      For more information about Stone King, please see our website - stoneking.co.uk

      For any enquiries, contact Tom Murdoch or email tommurdoch@stoneking.co.uk

       

      020 7796 1007

      https://twitter.com/SK_Charity

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  • Mobile payment apps

    • Boon
      Corporate Member

      Boon logo

      A boon for UK charity shopping

      Brits love a charity shop bargain, we know because we see them sharing their purchases on social media. In fact, recent CRA research revealed that 88% of UK households purchased from a charity shop in the last twelve months, compared to 84% in 2014.

      A new payment app for iPhone called boon. has launched a campaign to promote mobile payments and UK charity shopping. Once installed on an iPhone users just need to add the virtual boon. card to their Apple Wallet and are able to pay anywhere where there is an NFC card reader, including most charity shops.

      boon. are looking for the UK’s best charity shop bargains, and are asking shoppers to submit purchases on the website or use the #boonforcharity hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. A monthly winner will share a £200 prize with the related charity, and submissions are used to create a crowd-sourced map of the UK’s best charity shops.

      Encourage your shoppers to share their bargains for a chance to win.

       

      http://boonpayment.com/boon-for-charity/

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  • New goods

    • Gumbley & Co
      Corporate Member

      Gumbley full logosmallGumbley & Co have 30 years experience in sourcing fashion accessories and travel goods for UK and European retailers.

      More recently, we have supplied charities, including British Heart Foundation, Sue Ryder and Age UK with a variety of new goods to compliment donated products.

      We offer stock, bespoke and own brand items. Some of our latest offers will be on display at the CRA's November AGM in London.

      Barcoding and other pre-retail work is carried out at our ISO accredited third party warehouse facilities.

      Whatever your accessory needs - bags, purses, scarves, gloves, umbrellas and fashion jewellery etc – please contact us.

       

      http://www.gumbleyinternational.co.uk

      andrew@gumbleyinternational.co.uk

      Office: 01422 648740

      Mike North: 07502 270355; Andrew Lawson: 07771 701877

    • Rouge Marketing Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Rouge Marketing

      We supply over one million items annually exclusively to charities and hospices so their retail divisions can raise money for worthy causes. Rouge offer an unrivalled collection of Christmas novelties, jewellery and fashion apparel at highly competitive prices.

       

      http://www.rougemarketing.co.uk

      office@rougemarketing.co.uk

      01763 272172

    • White Brothers (Witney) Limited
      Corporate Member

      white bros

      White Brothers supply new goods into the charity retail sector. Our offerings consist of a core range of men's and ladies accessories and a wide and varied range of clearance lines from major high street retailers.

      starWinner of the Most Supportive Supplier to the Charity Retail Sector Award 2013 and 2014

       

      http://www.newgoodsforcharityshops.co.uk

      matthew.keates@white-brothers.co.uk

      01993 709037

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  • Online fundraising

    • eBay for Charity
      Corporate Member

      ebay for Charity logo

      eBay for Charity makes it easy for members of the eBay community to support their favourite charities when buying and selling in one of the world’s largest marketplaces. They can donate a portion of their sales, add a donation to purchases during checkout, or buy an item that supports a great cause. Special features help eBay for Charity's items stand out, and charitable sellers are rewarded for their generosity with eBay fee credits proportional to the amount donated. eBay for Charity is powered by PayPal Giving Fund and so far has raised over £100m for more than 11,000 UK charities.

       

      http://www.paypalgivingfund.org.uk

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/charity

      info@paypalgivingfund.org.uk

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  • Portable appliance testing

    • First Stop Safety
      Corporate Member

      first stop safety

      Accepting & re-selling 2nd hand electrical goods is an easy way to increase stock & income for your Charity.

      First Stop Safety help charities sell electrical goods safely by supplying everything you need to PAT test easily, affordably & quickly. We manufacture our own simple PAT testers and deliver affordable PAT training. Distance Learning is also available. Start earning more money in your shop – start selling electricals!

       

      http://www.firststopsafety.co.uk

      sales@firststopsafety.co.uk

      01904 791050

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  • Property services

    • Gray Point Real Estate Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Gray Point logo

      Gray Point is a RICS regulated Chartered Surveying practice based in based West London. Specialising in Retail and Office property services throughout the UK with significant experience of working for Charitable organisations.

      Focusing on :

      • Acquisitions and Disposals
      • Rent reviews
      • Lease renewals
      • Property management

       

      http://www.gray-point.com

      mike.gray@gray-point.com

      020 8899 6159

    • MSL Property Care Services Ltd
      Corporate Member

      MSL Property Care Services Ltd

      MSL Retail Property Care Services provide a complete property care solution encompassing reactive and planned maintenance, statutory and environmental compliance assurance programmes and building fabric works to retail and business sectors nationwide.

      Email: jeremy.harrison@msl-ltd.co.uk or info@msl-ltd.co.uk

       

      http://www.msl-ltd.co.uk

      0333 1234 450

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  • Retail intelligence

    • ShopperTrak
      Corporate Member

      Shoppertrak logo

      ShopperTrak has 20 years’ experience as a global retail intelligence expert. In that time, ShopperTrak has enabled thousands of retailers and shopping centres worldwide to increase revenue and profitability, by providing them with multi-dimensional data for clear cut decisions – so they can uncover extraordinary insight to increase profitability. Part of Tyco Retail Solutions, ShopperTrak is a trusted advisor to retailers and shopping centres in Europe, Asia and the USA.

      Through unique retail technology and analysis solutions, key in-store and online profit opportunities can be identified in areas such as customer conversions, queue management, sales, marketing and merchandising. ShopperTrak also developed a now globally-recognised ShopperTrak Index, a set of national trend indexes measuring shopper numbers, which is relied upon by retailers and shopping centres across the globe as a consistent and trusted performance benchmark.

       

      http://eu.shoppertrak.com

      info.emea@shoppertrak.com

      01494 460460

    • VCA Technology
      Corporate Member

      VCA Technology logo

      VCA’s analytics solutions have been successfully deployed across over 350,000 channels worldwide. As a cloud based solution, it is ready to be used out of the box or can be easily configured to match a charity store’s specific requirements, providing a highly accurate method of capturing business intelligence on precise footfall numbers and heat maps to identify shopping trends, as well age & gender data. The information is presented in an easy-to-read dashboard available locally, to a regional manager or to Head Office, offering a greater understanding of customer behaviour from the moment they enter a store, to when they leave. Key benefits are deeper analysis of conversion rates, highlighting peak time not just for shoppers but for high value sales, insights into better product placement, optimising staffing levels, providing better volunteer support & education. Simple monitors can be running video content promoting the charity, yet in an instant, switch over to recording incidents within a defined zone to deter theft and reduce shrinkage, as well as providing peace of mind for the volunteer.

      VCA have a longstanding proven track record in the retail sector. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see how analytics can benefit your charity.

      Click here to view the VCA uCount.it brochure

       

      VCA Technology Ltd, Trident Court, 1 Oakcroft Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1BD

      http://www.vcatechnology.com

      andrew.frost@vcatechnology.com

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  • Retail profit protection

    • Lodge Service UK Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Lodge Service (UK) Ltd

      Lodge Service are an experienced and proven supplier of security solutions to the charity sector, specialising in stock/cash loss investigations, loss awareness training and bespoke Mystery Shopping. National cover using experienced loss prevention managers, who are all sympathetic to the unique requirements of the sector.

      Lodge Service – Proud Supporters of Charity Retail

       

      http://www.lodgeservice.com

      info@lodgeservice.com

      020 8446 6601 or 0800 289 080

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  • Security

    • Burton Safes
      Corporate Member

      Burton Safes logo

      Burton Safes specialise in the provision of a variety of physical security solutions to many national retailers whilst also providing planned and reactive maintenance services for safe engineer’s and locksmiths 24/7, 365 days a year.

      Covering all brands of safes and locks, a single point of contact for all issues provides access to market leading reactive maintenance services.

      Burton Safes boast average response times of less than 3 hours and an average time spent on site of under 1 hour, both keeping downtime and engineer costs to a minimum.

      Please feel free to contact our team for any further information.

       

      http://www.burtonsafes.co.uk

      enquiries@burtonsafes.co.uk

      01484 663388

      https://www.facebook.com/Burton-Safes-Ltd-654048444613587/

      https://twitter.com/burtonsafesltd

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  • Shop fitters and designers

    • Acopia
      Corporate Member

      Acopia

      Acopia Group are a service driven organisation working with charities across the UK providing single source solutions in the supply of goods not for resale. This includes Packaging, Retail Consumables, Janitorial, Shopfittings, Print & Display and Shop Fit-out & Refit Solutions.

      We are renowned for our honest flexible approach and the values of the charity sector are very close to our own deeply held values of Excellence, Integrity, Responsibility, Passion & Trust.

       

      http://www.acopia.co.uk

      charitysupport@acopia.co.uk

      0845 075 6111

    • Hughes Escott Ltd
      Corporate Member

      hughes escott

      With over 40 years in retail, Hughes Escott offer interior/exterior services including mechanical/electrical (NIC approved), signage, graphics, design concept, working drawings/specification, buildings & property maintenance. We operate across the UK.

       

      http://www.hughes-escott.co.uk

      info@hughes-escott.co.uk

      01793 840121

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  • Shop supplies, fittings and display

    • Acopia
      Corporate Member

      Acopia

      Acopia Group are a service driven organisation working with charities across the UK providing single source solutions in the supply of goods not for resale. This includes Packaging, Retail Consumables, Janitorial, Shopfittings, Print & Display and Shop Fit-out & Refit Solutions.

      We are renowned for our honest flexible approach and the values of the charity sector are very close to our own deeply held values of Excellence, Integrity, Responsibility, Passion & Trust.

       

      http://www.acopia.co.uk

      charitysupport@acopia.co.uk

      0845 075 6111

    • Display Centre
      Corporate Member

      Display Centre logo

      We cater for retail giants and boutiques.
      From bespoke displays to off the shelf items, our dedicated team deliver your visual merchandising vision.

      Over our 26 years we have delivered projects to many charity retail chains and individual shops too.

      And the best part?
      We put our heart and soul into catering to your needs. We put as much effort into supplying 4000 shop counters as we do 100 hangers.

      Why?
      Because customer service and product display is at the heart of our business, and at the heart of yours.

       

      http://www.displaycentre.co.uk

      mydisplayexpert@displaycentre.co.uk

      01329 842000

    • Morplan Ltd
      Corporate Member

      morplan

      Your one-stop shop for retail equipment and supplies. Over 5,000 products - shopfittings, counters, cabinets, slatboard, gridwall, rails, acrylics, busts, mannequins, hangers, ticketing, carrier bags, steamers, printing, packaging and much more. PREFERENTIAL PRICES FOR CHARITIES. Free full colour catalogue.

       

      http://www.morplan.com

      sales@morplan.com

      0800 451122

    • Robert May of Holloway Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Robert May of Holloway

      This year we are celebrating 50 years of supporting the retail sector with high quality shop fittings from around the world. In addition to helping you identify the right product, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you with developing new equipment and display concepts. We have been working with the charity sector since 1987 and are proud to support the wide number of stores that raise money for good causes. Charities receive preferential rates on most of our products. As a vital part of the retail supply chain, Robert May takes every opportunity to purchase effectively from our global supplier base, helping to reduce costs and maximise profits for our customers.

       

      http://www.shopfittingsonline.co.uk

      sales@shopfittingsonline.co.uk

      020 7272 5225

    • Trade Lines Shop Equipment Ltd
      Corporate Member

      trade lines

      Suppliers of shopfittings since 1987 to the retail industry. Over 2000 products in stock ready for immediate dispatch. In house bespoke metal and acrylic manufacturers. Very competitive prices and special discounts for charities. Nationwide delivery. Online secure shopping. Free catalogue.

       

      http://www.tradelines.co.uk

      beeta@tradelines.co.uk

      0121 236 3023

    • Wrights Plastics GPX
      Corporate Member

      Wrights Plastics logo

      Established since 1969 we are a leading manufacturer and supplier of shop equipment, Point-of-Sale (POS) and Point-of-Purchase (POP) display products.  Our online store sells 1000s of high quality products including

      • Poster, sign and price holders
      • Clothing, footwear and jewellery display stands
      • Slatwall panels, shelving, hooks and accessories
      • Leaflet holders, brochure holders & magazine stands
      • Shelf talkers, shelf barkers and price ticket holders
      • 90% of our products are manufactured by us in the UK.

      Join our FREE charity shop group and receive a discount every time you buy.

       

      http://www.gpxgroup.com

      gpx.sales@wrightsplastics.co.uk

      0121 580 3080

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  • Steamers

    • Propress Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Propess logo

      Your working partner for over 21 years generating increased revenue at point of sale. Propress steamers give unmatched results, performance, quality and reliability, instantly removing creases from all fabric for perfect presentation. Dedicated staff for fast-track service to charities. Health & Safety support.

       

      http://www.propress.co.uk

      info@propress.co.uk

      020 8417 0660

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  • Telecoms solutions

    • The Co-operative Business Telecoms
      Corporate Member

      The Co-operative Business Telecoms

      The Co-operative Business Telecoms provides specialist telecommunications services to co-operatives, charities and social enterprises. We are the UK's only provider which is 100% owned and run by its customers. Because we are a co-operative, we are committed to giving you the best possible service while operating with the highest business ethics.

       

      http://www.thephone.coop/business

      sales@thephone.coop

      01608 434070

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  • Textile Banks and refurbishment

    • Fairport Containers
      Corporate Member

      Fairport Containers logo

      Fairport Containers is the UK’s leading refurbisher of waste containers and donation banks. A family run business with over 20 years of experience, we can offer you an extensive quality service.

      With three refurbishment centres in the North West, South West and South East, we offer national coverage to all of our donation bank customers. Each centre has the capability to fully refurbish your banks.

      Fairport can offer full logistical support to you with our specially adapted Hiab wagons, trailers and moffetts at a highly competitive price.

      With customers such as The British Heart Foundation, Oxfam and Scope we provide the following services;

      • Refurbishment, including fully shot blasting, painting and applying vinyls
      • Storage facilities
      • Transport
      • Bespoke designs and modifications
      • Campaign support
      • Sell new manufactured and second hand banks
      • Buy any second hand banks

       

      http://www.fairportcontainers.co.uk/about/recycling-bank-services.aspx

      http://www.WeBuyAnySkips.com

      Melissa.Gee@fairportcontainers.co.uk

      01257 476062

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  • Textile recyclers

    • ARB Recycling Ltd
      Corporate Member

      ARB Recycling Ltd

      ARB is a large recycler covering most of England with its collections. With over 30 years direct Charity Retailing experience within the ARB team, we like to think we understand the needs of the Charity Retail Sector.

      ARB pays sector leading prices and offers single, multiple and “clear up” collections. We are proud of our levels of professionalism, with particular strengths being communication and client information.

      ARB feel that the best way to validate levels of service is to take up current references and we would encourage you to do this.

      Items collected are;

      • Textiles
      • Household Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Bags/Belts
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Mobiles

      Please contact us for a friendly chat about your recycling needs, we think you will be surprised at the prices offered and our levels of professionalism.

       

      http://www.arbrecycling.com

      laurenstevens@arbrecycling.com

      01322 446724

    • Choice Textile Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Choice Textile logo

      Choice has served the charity sector since 1999; we have provided a consistently high level of service, have friendly and helpful drivers and have never missed a payment to any of our clients.

      Initially, along with other companies, Choice just collected textiles but in 2006 introduced the first ever book and other dry waste collection service for charities; at last, instead of unwanted books and other items going to landfill, the books were collected and recycled.

      Since then Choice has expanded this aspect of our work and hundreds of thousands of carefully selected text books and educational books have been put to one side and subsequently sent to schools and colleges in Africa.
      In 2015 a new charity was started by the Choice Managing Director so that the gifts of these much needed books and subsequent donation to Africa could be properly processed and channelled. This is in effect the story of surplus English text books being sent to students in Africa where they become a most treasured possession.

      We have a dedicated Customer Service team and a senior manager with forty years direct experience in the charity sector.

      Please contact Choice on 0208 965 6699 or email info@choicetextile.com; we will be happy to meet you to discuss your requirements and demonstrate that we can provide an excellent service to your charity.

       

      http://www.choicetextile.com

      info@choicetextile.com

      0800 458 9770

    • CTR Group
      Corporate Member

      CTR Group logo

      CTR Group offer a charity collection service for local, regional and national charities offering a full collection service, collecting:

      • Textiles
      • Shoes
      • Books
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electricals
      • Waste Cardboard
      • Plastic
      • Toys Hard and Soft

      CTR Group has a dedicated Head of Charity Partnerships who will conduct regular shop surveys to insist that we are meeting and exceeding our Charity Partners’ expectations. In fact, we offer a tailor-made solution for you and your shops.

      CTR Group has a can-do attitude and by partnering with like-minded charities we offer the highest levels of service at extremely competitive rates.

      We can supply our Charity Partners with unique fundraising initiatives including IT collections, Ink and Toner collection programs, Media buy back and many more. We have also teamed up with corporate companies who are looking for charitable partners to support through our collection program.

      Give us a call, drop us a line, send an email and we will arrange a confidential discussion to show you how CTR Group can benefit your organisation.

       

      http://www.ctrgroup.co.uk

      http://www.ctrtextiles.co.uk

      info@ctrgroup.co.uk

      0800 294 5584

    • East London Textiles Ltd
      Corporate Member

      East London Textiles logo

      East London Textiles is a well-established, professional company with 40 years’ experience, specialising in recycling and exporting of used clothing and shoes.

      Working with some of the UK's biggest charities, hospice and Council authorities nationwide making us one of the largest textile recycling companies in the UK.

      We pride ourselves on ability work and adapt with charities needs and our collection service providing a full recycling service to shops, collecting:

      • Clothing
      • Shoes and handbags
      • Household (Duvets, pillows, linens, etc)
      • Bric a brac
      • Electricals
      • Books
      • Toys
      • CD’s, DVD’s and Computer games

      Please contact us to discuss how we can help you:

       

      http://www.east-london-textiles.com/

      info@east-london-textiles.com

      020 8501 0743

    • JMP Wilcox & Co Ltd
      Corporate Member

      JMP Wilcox & Company Ltd

      JMP Wilcox was established in 1895, a family owned group reclaiming and processing textiles. As one of the largest reclaimers in the UK with fleet of over 50 specialist vehicles servicing charities and local authorities from 2500 collection points nationwide.

       

      http://www.jmpwilcox.co.uk

      sales@jmpwilcox.co.uk

      01902 357300

    • M&J Bowers Ltd
      Corporate Member

      M&J Bowers logo

      M&J Bowers is a long established family run business priding itself on service and reputation. We have over 40 years’ experience in the recycling and waste management sector. We cover all of the South West and further with our modern varied fleet of vehicles. We recycle a wide variety of goods. For more information please contact us.

      We collect and recycle

      • Second hand clothes/textiles
      • House hold textiles
      • Books
      • Shoes, belts hand bags
      • Bric a Brac
      • Electric items
      • Cardboard/wastepaper
      • Soft plastics

       

      http://www.mjbowers.co.uk

      andrew.bowers@mjbowers.co.uk

      0800 027 6255

    • Moosh Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Moosh Logo

      Moosh is a textile recycling company that sorts and grades used clothes and shoes for export. Our product is well known and sought after on the African and Asian market which is why we have now expanded our business to encompass charity shop collections to fulfill our guaranteed orderbook. For charities we understand achieving the highest price for unwanted stock is essential but we also understand that honesty and a reliable service is just as important which is why we are proud to offer a refreshing new charity shop collection service which fulfills your needs.

      Email: nick@mooshltd.co.uk or emily@mooshltd.co.uk

       

      http://www.mooshltd.co.uk

      01322 440695

    • Recyclatex
      Corporate Member

      Recyclatex logo

      Recyclatex (The Reuse and Recycle Group) is thrilled to partner with the CRA. Consisting of eleven companies, with over 500 years combined experience, we offer a nationwide professional service to charity retailers, with one point of contact.

      By working with Recyclatex, charities can be sure that they are dealing with reputable and reliable businesses, who are part of the largest textile reuse and recycling group of companies in the UK.

      Please contact us to see how we can help.

      Contact: Vanessa Knowles, General Secretary

       

      http://www.recyclatex.co.uk

      vanessa@recyclatex.co.uk

      01942 886402

      07584 083585

    • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      RGN (Textiles) Ltd was formed by Trevor Hill, an accountant with much experience in the merchanting and charity retailing sectors. We take pride in delivering a first class service to our clients, allowing them to fulfil all their recycling needs. Based in Wakefield, Wolverhampton, and Sidcup, we employ a very charity experienced team, and collect from around 700 charity and hospice shops, collecting textiles, shoes, bric-a-brac, bedding, electrical items, toys and books.

      We aim to deliver a first class service to all our charity clients, which presently include;

      British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, Blue Cross, Cancer Research, Lighthouse Charity, RSPCA, Salvation Army, Scope, Shaw Trust, Sue Ryder, YMCA, plus several hospices (including St Oswalds, Kirkwood, Nottinghamshire, and Rotherham hospices) around the UK.

      RGN Textiles pay a competitive rate, and always pay on time! We are completely independent, financially robust, built on solid foundations and very much here for the long term!

       

      53a, Horbury Junction Industrial Estate, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5ER

      http://www.rgntextiles.com

      TrevorPHill@hotmail.com

      01924 264048

      07881 090407

    • RTS Textile Recyclers
      Corporate Member

      RTS Textile Recyclers are an eco-friendly company who are passionate about protecting our planet for future generations.  We are focused on textile recycling and supporting our communities in the process, by implementing a zero land fill policy to reduce our carbon footprint.

       

      http://www.rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      shelley@rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      0800 888 6050

    • Salvatex Recycling Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Salvatex Recycling Group offers a professional, reliable, nationwide collection service for surplus bric a brac and small electrical items. With over 25 years experience in waste management, we provide additional revenue, whilst reducing waste costs and environmental impact.

       

      http://www.salvatexrecyclinggroup.com

      info@salvatex.com

      01536 400002

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  • Waste disposal

    • 1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd
      Corporate Member

      1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd

      1st Waste Management are now in our 6th year as a partner of the CRA. We are delighted to be able to continue to offer the sector considerable savings on their waste services and now have the ability to offer extended services on clinical and medical waste streams. WE COULD SAVE YOUR CHARITY MONEY AND TIME!

       

      http://www.1stwaste.co.uk

      m.nicol@1stwaste.co.uk

      01202 393001

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