Welcome to the Independent Achievers Academy
Retailing success depends on repeating the simple stuff. The difference between someone who makes a lot of money from their shop and someone who just gets by is often a result of the processes that they use.
The Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) is a free business development programme designed to help engaged independent retailers to their grow sales and profits through benchmarking and expert advice. It is built on the small, simple, smart things which, when done consistently over time, produce results. The benchmarks and advice are shaped by top retailers and leading suppliers to give you a success model you can trust.
Benchmarking results in an in-depth report on how you are performing and compare with others across the country. You are also in with a chance of an independent assessor coming into your shop to analyse your strengths and opportunities to improve which could ultimately end in national recognition for your shop.
Independent Achievers Academy 2016
Dates for your diary
Benchmarking is now closed for 2017, although you can still use the form to learn about your strengths and opportunities to improve. More than 500 retailers have used our benchmarks to improve their shops in the past two years and many have reported great results, so it’s worth putting in the time and it’ll get you ahead ready for next year!
If you took part this year, great! You should have your benchmark report by now, we hope you found it useful and have learnt something new about your business! If for any reason you haven’t received your report, please email us and we’ll resend it.
Retail Profit Guide
For expert advice from key retailers and suppliers in all 12 categories, download the IAA guide for free!
Top 100 stores 2017
Top 100 2017
Our interctive map shows the 100 stores that have been judged the best news and convenience stores in the UK & Ireland
Downloads, tools and retailer resources to help manage various different aspects of your shop.