Accreditations and Awards

Regulators 

As a registered charity, we are regulated by the Charity Commission (registered charity number 1090136), the government body who oversees the work of charities in England and Wales, and OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator in Scotland (registered charity number SC039684).

For our fundraising work, we are registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

Our Credit Union retailCURe, is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) under registration number 213596.

Memberships

As the leading charity for the retail sector, we are an Associate Member of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Wellbeing

Our 24 hour helpline is registered with the EAPA, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Vocational

We have developed two Retail Apprenticeship standards, the Retail Leader Apprenticeship Degree and the Assistant Buyer and Merchandiser Level 6 Apprenticeship, in partnership with employers and universities, as approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA). We are also an independent End Point Assessor for Retail Apprenticeship standards Level 2 and 3.  

 

As a partner of Movement to Work we also champion the provision of work placements and employment opportunities for young people.

People

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Awards

Our employee payroll giving scheme won the Best Campaign - Civil Society Employer award at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2014 

 

Partners

We partner with Social Value UK to measure our impact using their Social Value Calculator. This means for every £1 we spend, we can demonstrate the value that we put back into the sector. For our latest impact figures, visit our Social Value page