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 throughout the year. Check out the Sponsors and Exhibitors from the Charity Retail Conference 2017.

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

Banknotes
  • Bank of England
Book recyclers
  • ARB Recycling
  • ASTCO Ltd
  • Better World Books
  • Choice Textile Ltd
  • CTR Group
  • East London Textiles Ltd
  • Moosh
  • musicMagpie
  • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
  • RTS Textile Recyclers
  • World of Books
Car & Van leasing
  • Charity Fleetcare Alliance
Christmas and greetings cards
  • Elle Media Group
  • Ling Design
  • The Great British Card Company
Consultancy
  • Charity Retail Analysis
  • Chris Miles Retail Consulting Ltd
  • The Charity Retail Consultancy
Energy services
  • Auditel
Gift Aid, EPoS and tills
  • BMcAzurri
  • CRS Business Systems
  • Cybertill Ltd
  • Eproductive
  • K3 Retail
  • Kudos Software Ltd
  • NISYST
  • PXtech
  • Tengo Software
Insurance
  • Endsleigh
  • Towergate
  • WRS Insurance
Legal services
  • Birketts
  • Blake Morgan
  • McClure Solicitors
  • Stone King
New goods
  • Creative Tomco
  • Gumbley & Co
  • Rouge Marketing
  • White Brothers (Witney) Limited
Online fundraising
  • eBay for Charity
Portable appliance testing
  • First Stop Safety
Property services
  • MSL Property Care Services Ltd
Recyclers
  • ARB Recycling
  • ASTCO Ltd
  • Choice Textile Ltd
  • CTR Group
  • East London Textiles Ltd
  • JMP Wilcox & Co Ltd
  • Moosh
  • Recyclatex
  • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
  • RTS Textile Recyclers
  • Salvatex Recycling Group
Refurbishing / Upcycling
  • Recycle Your Cycle
Retail intelligence
  • ShopperTrak
  • VCA Technology
Retail Loss Prevention Services
  • Lodge Service UK
  • Second Eye Ltd
  • The Commitment Card
Shop fitters and designers
  • Acopia
  • Hughes Escott
Shop supplies, fittings and display
  • Acopia
  • Display Centre
  • Morplan
  • Robert May of Holloway Ltd
  • Shopfittings (Manchester) Ltd
  • Trade Lines Shop Equipment
Steamers
  • Propress
Telecoms solutions
  • The Phone Co-op
Textile Banks and refurbishment
  • Fairport Containers
Waste disposal
  • 1st Waste Management
  • Banknotes

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  • Book recyclers

    • ARB Recycling
      Corporate Member

      ARB Recycling Ltd

      ARB is a large recycler covering England with its collections. With over 40 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

    • ASTCO Ltd
      Corporate Member

      ASTCO logo

      ASTCO is an award winning corporate supporter, with many years of experience working alongside many large and small charities throughout the UK. Helping raise much needed funds.
      We pride ourselves on our friendly, reliable and excellent service, covering most areas throughout the UK, tailor making our service to the needs of each individual charities collections requirements.
      We pride ourselves on our prompt weekly payments and ability to adapt.

      Please do not hesitate to call for more information about our services.

      We collect the following:
      Clothing, Shoes, Handbags + Bags, Belts, Books, Electricals, CD’s & DVD’s

      Free collection bags

       

      http://www.astco.co.uk

      joanne@astco.co.uk

      01507 466159

    • 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

    • Moosh
      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

    • musicMagpie
      Corporate Member

      musicMagpie logo

      If you are looking for a straightforward way to clear excess books and media musicMagpie can help.  It’s a fast, easy and totally free way to sell books, CDs, DVDs, video games and tech, potentially getting more value than if you just send them for recycling. Simply get an instant price for your books (plus any CDs, DVDs, games and tech) using our website or barcode scanning app, pop everything into any box and send it to us for FREE – we can even send a courier to collect your items!

      With our fast same day payments, you’ll get paid on the same day your items arrive. It’s the quickest, easiest way to sell your surplus stock for a fantastic price.

       

      http://www.musicmagpie.co.uk

      books@musicmagpie.co.uk

      0333 555 0101

    • RGN (Textiles) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      RGN (Textiles) Ltd 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

      scarlettamarsh@hotmail.co.uk

      01924 264048

    • RTS Textile Recyclers
      Corporate Member

      RTS logo

      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

      welcome@rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      0800 888 6050

    • World of Books
      Corporate Member

      World of Books logo

      World of Books collect and recycle surplus books from 3500 charity shops every week throughout the UK so we are likely to be collecting from a charity shop near you. We offer a reliable professional collection service and provide stack and nest tote boxes for ease of storage. We accept all surplus books (except wet books) and ensure that every book we collect is reused or recycled. Our service ensures maximum additional revenue for shops and minimum disruption, while reducing waste disposal costs and environmental impact.

      Contact one of our Charity Liaison Administrators for more information or to arrange your first collection.

      Proud recipients of a Queens Award for Enterprise 2017

      Winners of the MRW Retail Recycler of the Year 2016

       

      http://ww.worldofbooks.com

      charity@worldofbooks.com

      01903 708193

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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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  • 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

    • 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
      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

    • Elle Media Group
      Corporate Member

      Elle Media Group logo

      Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Elle Media Group have always been at the forefront of the Charity greeting card industry. Specialising in Charity greeting cards, gift wrap and stationery they really can do it all.

      The Facts:
      They are FSC certified. Most of the competition will say they use FSC board but Elle Media Group hold the certification…did you know you can check out if a supplier is FSC certified by putting their certification number in here www.info.fsc.org/certificate.php and all FSC product claims must carry a logo with their number on.

      They are the only charity greeting card publisher in the UK with an in-house design studio, card show room and state-of-the-art printing facility all under one roof. Elle Media Group actively encourage customers to visit their premises and even see their cards being printed in the factory.

      Through years of experience, working closely with some of the UK’s best known charities, Elle Media Group are proud to say they are experts in high return fundraising.

      They know that locally relevant designs can really offer a competitive edge, and quite simply there is no one who does this better than them.

      They are experts in bespoke commissions and have a fabulous design team on hand to work around the clock on designs to ensure your rough sketch or photo is transformed in to a truly wonderful work of art.

      But that’s not all, last year Elle Media Group became a member of Sedex (www.sedexglobal.com).  Sedex is home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platform for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily.  The platform is used by more than 38,000 members in over 150 countries to manage performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.  This in itself shows their willingness to share and utilise information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.

      Elle Media Group are also proud to be ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 12647-2 accredited.

       

      http://www.ellemediagroup.co.uk

      info@ellemediagroup.co.uk

      01268 413611

    • Ling Design
      Corporate Member

      Ling Logo

      Ling Design Ltd - Charity Cards Made Easy!

      Charity cards are an ideal opportunity to connect with existing and new supporters and raise awareness of your charity whilst increasing your fundraising.

      With over 45 years experience in the Greeting Card industry Ling Design is one of the UK’s longest established suppliers of Greeting Cards to charities and fund raisers, producing over 5.5 million charity cards each year.

      Here at Ling Design we have a wealth of imagery specially selected and painted for the Charity fundraising sector for both Christmas and Every Day. We offer a bespoke artwork service from our in-house studio, competitive pricing and a reputation for timely delivery of quality cards.

      Our friendly dedicated Charity team are always available; happy to help and advise throughout the process. It is important to us that your charity builds a unique range which reflects your identity and purpose to your supporters.
      Please give us a call – we would love to help!

       

      The Charity Department, Ling Design Ltd, Westmoreland House, Westmoreland Street, Bath, BA2 3HE

      http://www.lingdesign.co.uk

      charity@lingdesign.co.uk

      01225 489768

    • 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

    • Charity Retail Analysis
      Corporate Member

      The main approach of our consultancy is to focus on increasing profitability for your charity whether local or national. With over 30 years in both blue chip and charity retail, Philip Kojcinovic will be able to prepare a detailed   shop portfolio or otherwise a specific client request in any of the following areas:

      • Stock generation
      • Customer service
      • Branding
      • Layout/Display
      • New site opening
      • Recruitment
      • Pricing
      • Staff Development
      • Shop/Head Office communication
      • Budgeting/cost control
      • Volunteer management

       

      philipkojcinovic@hotmail.com

      07956 679824

    • Chris Miles Retail Consulting Ltd
      Corporate Member

      CMRC offers both consultancy and interim management services in charity retail leadership. Utilising extensive experience at executive level in both the commercial and charity sectors we can provide a range of consulting services from a full strategic review to the delivery of a simple project. We will explore your requirements with you and provide a solution which is tailored to meet your specific needs.

      If you are facing some difficulties, require some help or simply feel that your retail operation could make a more significant contribution, please give Chris Miles a call. An initial discussion is cost free and will be followed by a detailed plan for your project.

       

      http://www.cmrcltd.co.uk

      chris.miles@cmrcltd.co.uk

      07787 472656

    • 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, fleet & transport, Gas, merchant cards, print & stationery, telecoms, water, waste.

       

       

      http://auditel.co.uk/consultants/cra/

      cra2@auditel.co.uk

      020 3376 3201

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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, fleet & transport, Gas, merchant cards, print & stationery, telecoms, water, waste.

       

       

      http://auditel.co.uk/consultants/cra/

      cra2@auditel.co.uk

      020 3376 3201

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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 866935

    • CRS Business Systems
      Corporate Member

      CRS Business Systems logo

      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
      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. Pioneers of Retail Gift Aid, enabling our clients to claim over £200 million, we have been at the heart of charity retail as a trusted partner for over 15 years. Our systems support over 100 charities with innovative Gift Aid, EPOS, training 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 as standard. CHARiot boasts a fully integrated powerful Gift Aid module and offers the only HMRC recognised route to claiming Gift Aid on Rag. Other modules include cloud hosting, lottery, furniture collection and delivery, a management dashboard and our QBuster app, designed to cut queues at till point.

      At NISYST, the customer is at the heart of everything we do and our award winning team and software is proud to deliver a cost-effective solution that ensures a positive ROI.

      starWinner of the CRA's Supplier of the Year Award 2015

      starWinner of the CRA's Supplier of the Year Award (Category A) 2017

       

      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

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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

    • Towergate
      Corporate Member

      Towergate logo

      As specialists in insurance for charities for over 100 years, we understand what matters most and only work with A-Rated insurers to provide insurance to meet the needs of each individual charity. Our extensive experience of providing solutions for all charities means we are well placed to support them in safeguarding their activities and helping them to continue to make a difference. Call us on 0330 123 5274 or visit www.towergateinsurance.co.uk and search for Charity Insurance.

       

      http://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk

      newcharity@towergate.co.uk

      0330 123 5274

    • WRS Insurance
      Corporate Member

      WRS Insurance Brokers

      When it comes to providing charity insurance, WRS Insurance is a true specialist. We are a leading ethical insurance broker, with more than 40 years’ experience protecting organisations operating in the not-for-profit and social welfare sector.

      We understand that each charity has its own unique set of needs, which is why we pride ourselves on providing a personal service that is second-to-none. We visit our clients face-to-face so that our experts can fully understand the needs and demands of each particular charity and arrange a not-for-profit insurance package just for them.

       

      http://WRSinsurance.co.uk

      newbusiness@wrsinsurance.co.uk

      01206 760780

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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 Will 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. In the first six months of 2017, we have raised over £17m for charities in Donations, Gift Aid and Legacies.  No wonder over 70 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
      Corporate Member

      Stone King

      Charity and voluntary sector work is at the heart of Stone King’s 200-year-old practice. We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading law firms for charities and have one of the largest teams of specialist charity lawyers in the country. We act for several hundred 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, please contact Tom Murdoch on tommurdoch@stoneking.co.uk or call 020 7796 1007.

       

      020 7796 1007

      https://twitter.com/SK_Charity

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  • New goods

    • Creative Tomco
      Corporate Member

      Creative Tomco logo

      We are a trading company based in the heart of Hong Kong with 30+ years experience and with 500+ partners across China. Our product range offer includes greeting cards & gift wrappings, home & outdoor living, seasonal gifts and decor, all branded to your charitable cause. No matter how big or small your charity is, we can design and offer a unique new goods solution to suit your charity. Partner with us and let us help you to achieve your charity's new goods goals and see how your income and profit margin can grow.

       

      http://www.tomco.hk

      johnnie@tomco.hk

      (852) 2755-0971

    • 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 bespoke and own brand items.

      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
      Corporate Member

      Rouge Marketing

      We supply over one million items of new goods annually to the charity retail sector. Rouge offer excellent service and an unrivalled collection of furniture, Christmas novelties and fashion apparel at highly competitive prices.

      Contact jim@rougemarketing.co.uk or mike@rougemarketing.co.uk

       

      http://www.rouge.shop

      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 thousands of 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. E-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

    • 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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  • Recyclers

    • ARB Recycling
      Corporate Member

      ARB Recycling Ltd

      ARB is a large recycler covering England with its collections. With over 40 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

    • ASTCO Ltd
      Corporate Member

      ASTCO logo

      ASTCO is an award winning corporate supporter, with many years of experience working alongside many large and small charities throughout the UK. Helping raise much needed funds.
      We pride ourselves on our friendly, reliable and excellent service, covering most areas throughout the UK, tailor making our service to the needs of each individual charities collections requirements.
      We pride ourselves on our prompt weekly payments and ability to adapt.

      Please do not hesitate to call for more information about our services.

      We collect the following:
      Clothing, Shoes, Handbags + Bags, Belts, Books, Electricals, CD’s & DVD’s

      Free collection bags

       

      http://www.astco.co.uk

      joanne@astco.co.uk

      01507 466159

    • 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

    • Moosh
      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 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

      scarlettamarsh@hotmail.co.uk

      01924 264048

    • RTS Textile Recyclers
      Corporate Member

      RTS logo

      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

      welcome@rtstextilerecyclers.co.uk

      0800 888 6050

    • Salvatex Recycling Group
      Corporate Member

      Salvatex Recycling Group offers a nationwide collection service for surplus bric a brac and small electrical items. With over 25 years’ experience in waste management, we are proud of our longstanding relationships within the charity sector. We work with over forty different charity partners providing a professional and ethical route to gain additional revenue, significantly reduce waste costs and minimise any environmental impact.

       

      http://www.salvatexrecyclinggroup.com

      info@salvatex.com

      01536 400002

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  • Refurbishing / Upcycling

    • Recycle Your Cycle
      Corporate Member

      Recycle Your Cycle Logo

      Recycle Your Cycle is a social enterprise working with the prison service to refurbish, bicycles and vacuum cleaners (Dysons & Henrys) and then sell these through the charity sector enabling charities to raise funds for their particular cause. We have set-up workshops at 7 prisons around the UK and planning more, plus workshops out of prison, that will be developed in partnership with charities.  In these workshops prisoners are trained in bicycle and vacuum cleaner repair and refurbishment, this helps with their rehabilitation and hopefully enables them to find employment upon their release. The charities then get the benefit of a quality refurbished product that sells for a good profit.

      We are looking to work with charity retailers who are interested in selling bicycles and vacuum cleaners in their stores, as these products offer good margin opportunity and are a differentiator from other charity shops.  In addition we are looking for charities who might be interested in opening bicycle workshops to provide work opportunities for their service users. For more information please visit our website.

       

      http://www.recycleyourcycle.org.uk

      mark.abrahams@recycleyourcycle.org.uk

      07774 442446

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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 Loss Prevention Services

    • Lodge Service UK
      Corporate Member

      Lodge Service (UK) Ltd

      Lodge Service are experienced providers of a wide range of loss prevention solutions which include:

      • Bespoke mystery shopping, to provide feedback on customer service, point of sale integrity and Gift Aid compliance
      • Shop and Head Office security, H&S and Gift Aid compliance audits
      • Support to cash and stock loss investigations
      • Security awareness training and support to lone workers

      We provide national cover using an experienced team loss prevention managers, who are all sympathetic to the unique requirements of the charity retail sector.

       

      http://www.lodgeservice.com

      info@lodgeservice.com

      01527 587150

      07770 635929

    • Second Eye Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Second Eye logo

      Second Eye has a proven track record of providing various Charities with cost effective and highly successful Profit Protection solutions to assist in reducing their losses. Our strategy is to focus on the poor performing shops so that we can validate the integrity of the Staff and Volunteers. The evidence which we provide enables our clients to take swift and appropriate action should individuals fall short of the conduct expected of them. References and detailed historic statistics are available on request.

      If your organisation is suffering from poor profits please call us on 07788 594 485 or 01244 880 161.

       

      http://www.secondeye.co.uk

      owain@secondeye.co.uk

    • The Commitment Card
      Corporate Member

      The Commitment Card logo

      Referencing – Staff and Volunteers
      The Commitment Card is a unique high security employment record system that ensures only staff and volunteers with the highest level of integrity are recruited into your organisation. The employment history of applicants is checked to ensure that they have declared previous employers who may have terminated their employment or where they have decided to leave an organisation following an investigation into cash or stock losses. Such information enables you to make an informed decision regarding their recruitment. This service conforms to all of the relevant legislation and Data Protection principles.

       

      http://www.thecommitmentcard.co.uk

      info@thecommitmentcard.co.uk

      01244 880161

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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
      Corporate Member

      Hughes Escott logo

      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

      sales@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
      Corporate Member

      Morplan logo

      We are dedicated in helping you realise your retail vision and stock over 7,000 products for retailers.

      Morplan is the one-stop for all your retail needs, offering everything from shop fittings, showcases and mannequins to carrier bags, hangers and tickets. Many products can be over-printed with your company name or logo.

      Whilst our 172-year-old roots are deeply embedded in the fashion trade, and we still offer thousands of products expressly for use by fashion designers, garment manufacturers, clothing wholesalers and fashion retailers, over the last 15 years we have developed our ranges to appeal to every retailer. We now carry extensive ranges for jewellers, shoe shops, cafes, gift shops, furniture showrooms, florists and many more including:

      • Mannequins & Busts
      • Hangers
      • Steamers
      • Printed Swing Tickets
      • Shop fittings
      • Display equipment
      • Carrier Bags (which can also be printed with your logo)
      • Acrylics
      • Attachments & Tagging Guns

      We can even help you design your store with our on-line 3D planning system allowing you, using your phone or tablet, to see the finished result before you buy.

      So Why Morplan? We have:

      • a dedicated team to help you whether you require a Tagging Gun, box of Hangers, help with display problems or need a 3D Design for a new store or a re-fit
      • a dedicated Account Manager who can visit you and discuss your needs to make you stand out from your competitors
      • preferential pricing for Charities

      Contact us today online 24/7, call 0330 44 55 666 or visit our stores in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Bristol.

       

      http://www.morplan.com

      sales@morplan.com

      0330 44 55 666

    • 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

    • Shopfittings (Manchester) Ltd
      Corporate Member

      Shopfittings Manchester

      “Heritage, Quality & Expertise” supplying independents and multiples from our base in Manchester since 1864.

      The ever changing retail environment means we are always re-inventing what we offer to you as customers and believe that good service means something different to every customer. We always try to ensure that you will enjoy personal product solutions, along with service levels which we can tailor to your individual requirements.

      We understand that your customers need to recognise that your individual in-store brand identity need to be visually different from your competitors and we will always endeavour to help you achieve this quickly and in a cost-effective way.

      We are constantly seeking to develop new products, finishes and materials and we feel that listening to both our customers and suppliers is crucial to this process. In summer 2017 we are going to open a brand new showroom and as much as it’s our showroom we want it to be your space to discover what your shops can look like in the future.

      We are a fun loving, passionate team who are ready receive your enquiries. So, no matter how big or small your VM or shop fittings project is, please give us a call and see how we could help you stand out on today's crowded high street.

      Within our company ethos we passionately believe that with profit comes responsibility to society.

       

      42-50 Thomas Street
      Northern Quarter
      Manchester M4 1ER

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

      richard@4-shops.co.uk

      0161 834 8943

    • Trade Lines Shop Equipment
      Corporate Member

      Trade Lines logo

      30 Years’ Experience within the Shop Equipment retail industry.
      Large stocks ready for immediate dispatch, Next Day delivery service (UK Mainland)
      Metal Manufacturer in house. Bespoke metal work.
      Friendly & advisable team working closely with the Charity sector.
      Large Showroom, free onsite parking, Free Catalogue, Appointment on request to Office or Site to assist with shop Layout & Design

      SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR CHARITIES
      ONLINE PORTAL FACILITY FOR EASY ORDERING

       

      http://www.tradelines.co.uk

      beeta@tradelines.co.uk

      0121 236 3023

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  • Steamers

    • Propress
      Corporate Member

      Propess logo

      Your working partner for over 30 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 Phone Co-op
      Corporate Member

      The Phone Coop logo

      Let’s keep it simple. We are a telecommunications provider; that means we offer broadband, phone and mobile services to residential and business customers. We are also a consumer co-operative, and many of our customers become members, influence the way we're run and participate in our social and business activities.

      As a socially responsible organisation, we offer honest and transparent prices, with no hidden charges, and aim to both make it easy and keep it personal. It’s why you are greeted by people ready to help, instead of a long list of automated call options, when you contact our UK based customer service team.

      Call us today on 01608 434084 or visit our website for more information.

       

      http://www.thephone.coop/business

      sales@thephone.coop

      01608 434084

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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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  • Waste disposal

    • 1st Waste Management
      Corporate Member

      1st Waste Management Consultants Ltd

      1st Waste Management are now in our 9th year as a partner of the CRA and 6th year as a Charity Retail Conference Headline Sponsor. 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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