Help is on hand for charity retailers

Pictured from left: Mike Nicol, CEO of 1st Waste Management (Award Sponsor); Anne Webb, Chair of the Charity Retail Association & Deputy Director of Trading for Oxfam GB; Jayne Cartwright, Director & Founder of The Charity Retail Consultancy; Vicki Burnett, Senior Consultant, The Charity Retail Consultancy Paul Sinha, TV personality.

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Such is the growth in the charity retail market that no sooner have we got one Christmas out of the way then planning starts for another.

Luckily Jayne Cartwright and Vicki Burnett of The Charity Retail Consultancy will be on hand in Oban on Tuesday February 11, 11am-3pm, when they will be hosting a free workshop and lunch at the Rockfield Centre.

The day will centre around how to run a successful Christmas card operation and will also offer one to one advice on any other issues relating to charitable retailing.

Vicki, who lives at Croabh Haven on the Craignish peninsula said: ‘We will be running a seminar on how to plan and deliver a great and profitable Christmas card offer, including choosing a range, selling via mail order and online, as well as loads of tips around trading generally.

‘This is an opportunity for charities of all sizes to learn about how to make the most from their Christmas card operation in 2020.’

Jayne and Vicki are widely regarded as an experienced and passionate leaders within the charity retail sector.  They help charity shops and other nonprofits (including museums and galleries) develop their retail operation, improve their product offer and people, and improve their profitability.

The day is free of charge and lunch will be provided by local vegan caterer, Catchacarrot.

‘The lunch will provide the perfect opportunity for networking with fellow charity workers,’ added Vicki.

‘After the seminar a senior consultant will be on hand to answer questions on any aspect of charitable trading activities, plus Elle Publishing – the charity sector’s leading card supplier – will be showcasing their brand new ranges and taking orders.’

In June 2019 CRC was voted supplier of the Year by members of the Charity Retail Association, the sector membership body for charity retailers.

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