National business organisation the Forum of Private Business has joined forces with retail support group Restore the High Street to launch a tailored membership package aimed specifically at small retailers. As well as being able to access business advice and support via the Forum’s website and regular newsletters, businesses will also benefit from specialist retail advice from Restore’s shop squad pool of retail specialists with extensive experience of working with small and medium-sized retailers.
The package will also include money-saving deals on retail overheads from utilities to business rates and preferential rates on the Forum’s comprehensive compliance support package covering all aspects of health and safety and employment law.
Members will also be able to put forward their views via the Forum’s regular member surveys and have these views raised where it counts via the Forum’s Westminster-based lobbying team.
Commenting on the launch of the new partnership package, Ian Cass, Business Development Director at the Forum of Private Business, said: “We’re a membership organisation first and foremost. Everything we do is with the well-being, growth and profitability of members in mind. Restore the High Street is on the same page and are the natural choice to partner up with to create an even stronger offering for our retail members.”
Tony Scott, from Restore the High Street, added: “There has never been a more exciting time to be in retail despite the challenging economic landscape and radically shifting customer shopping habits. The winners will be those who embrace this change and take advantage of assistance where needed. We believe our exciting new partnership with the Forum of Private Business further strengthens our ability to support & improve the profitability of the UK’s retailers.”