Corporate membership connects you to the world of charity retail by providing access to over 400 charity retail operations. Our charity members range from the largest national charities to locally-based charities and hospices, between them operating around 8,900 shops.

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Becoming a corporate member demonstrates your support for charity retailers, and provides your company with unrivalled access to promotion of your products and services. Benefits include:

Business directory

All corporate members are listed in our business directory. A listing consists of a company description, contact details and your company logo. The directory has always been a very popular page on our website as a one stop shop to cover the range of product and service needs. You can enhance your entry with links and amend it at any time.

Charity Retail Conference, Exhibition and Awards

The annual Charity Retail Conference is an excellent opportunity for your business to reach a market with a combined annual turnover of over £1.3bn in the most effective way. Corporate membership offers your business preferential rates and priority booking to sponsor and exhibit at the event. Read about the corporate side of Conference.


We organise a full schedule of events throughout the year covering a variety of topics. Network meetings, interest groups and other seminars provide sponsorship, speaking and exhibition opportunities for our corporate members. Our events are a great way to engage with charity retailers of all sizes, especially as corporate members can send one delegate free of charge (non-exhibiting). It’s also a great way of keeping up to speed with the issues your potential charity retail clients are facing.

Charity Retail News

Every week, corporate members receive Charity Retail News – our round-up of sector news and the current policy work that we are engaged in. You can contribute by writing your own welcome article upon joining – and sometime during your 12 months submit a guest blog (or two) to us for inclusion. You will also receive your own corporate members updates with all the latest opportunities specific to your membership.

Advertising and sponsorship of services

Our website, reports and other publications provide a valuable source of information for charity members, other charities, the media and the wider stakeholder community. Supporting this output through sponsorship is an excellent way to show your expertise to the sector in areas that align directly with your objectives and target markets. Current services that are sponsored include our research programme, our Find a Charity Shop online search, our Jobs page and workshop bursaries.

Case studies and mentoring

We have just launched this new page where you can show your expertise in solving issues for our charity members.

And please take a look at our mentoring platform if you would like to, and can spare the time to, guide (an) individual(s) in your area of expertise.

The annual fee for corporate membership is £795 plus VAT
You can join at any time of the year.

If you would like to discuss membership in more detail please contact Susan Meredith, Deputy Chief Executive at on 0300 030 1088.

Please read our Corporate Code of Practice.

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