Outstanding Charity Retailer!
SATCoL shortlisted for 3rd year in a row
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Charity Retail Association’s Outstanding Charity Retail of the Year award category 2023. This is the third year in a row that Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) has been shortlisted for the award, having been shortlisted in 2021, 2022 and 2023. We won the award outright in 2022.
Sales and profit performance is a key indicator for businesses and is often a criteria for award nominations. Positive social and environmental impact and colleagues’ wellbeing and development remain the centre of our focus and were core parts of our nominations.
For the 2023 nomination, we shared more about the work with The Salvation Army’s front line services and community projects. Forty-four of our stores, for example, offer free provisions for service users from the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit. Many high street shops have food bank collections and many of our donation centres have community fridges. Other community projects we highlighted include a collaboration with HMP Five Wells.
Commenting on our award success, Trevor Caffull, SATCoL’s Manager Director, said:
“This is a huge endorsement of the sheer hard work and commitment of all our retail colleagues, and every other colleague in the business that supports our retail operation – whether you work in our Clothing Collection Division, Support or Processing Centres, our SP&S Division or in our field teams. We should be rightly proud of this achievement and the journey we have been on over the past few years. Thank you to each and every one of you.”