Grow your sales and profits with the Independent Achievers Academy

The Independent Achievers Academy (IAA) is a learning and development programme helping independent retailers grow sales and profits, through benchmarking and expert advice. Taking part is free and will enable you to fully understand your strengths and identify opportunities to grow.

IAA Virtual Gala

The IAA Virtual Gala took place on the afternoon of Thursday 15 July and was an incredible celebration of the fantastic hard work and dedication of the UK’s top independent shops. It gave viewers the chance to hear practical details about who’s been recognised for their dedication, innovation and success over the past 18 months – and why. The video from the stream is available to view below and you can find out more about what made our Category Stars stand out.

Could your store be one of the Stars of 2022? Register now and we’ll be in touch to help you take part!

Register your interest for 2021/22!

By taking part in the IAA, you will:

  • Have access to exclusive category insights and advice
  • Be part of a network of like-minded independent retailers
  • Be able to celebrate your successes, as well as those of your peers

Don’t just take our word for it…

‘If you’re passionate about what you do and passionate about progressing then the IAA helps you cover all bases – it gives you the opportunity to take a step back and really improve’. Andrew Newton, Nisa Local

IAA Top 100 Independent Retailers

Local retailers are aspiring for success by benchmarking their shops. Following rigorous, independent in-store assessments, we’re delighted to share the IAA 2020/21 Top 100!

IAA: Retail Study Day 2020

On Wednesday 5th August we hosted our first-ever virtual tour from the 2019 IAA Overall Best Shop – Amrit Singh’s Nisa Local High Heath in Walsall.