Membership

To become a member of AR you (the Company) must be actively engaged in one of the following sectors of the retail industry:

  • Agents and Advisors
  • Planning and Technical
  • Landlords and Investors (Developers)
  • Occupiers

If the Company is new to AR you will be required to complete an online application and to obtain a Proposer ( a current AR Member) and a Seconder (must be a current AR Board Member – a list of whom may be found on the AR Website and application form).

Please use the on-line new member application form.

All members will receive a Membership Handbook in October/November of each year. If you are interested in sponsoring or advertising in the Membership handbook please contact Louise Oliver, louise@accessibleretail.co.uk.

Membership Databases (including address and email details) are sold at a cost of £250.00 plus VAT per annum, but are provided free yearly to those who have the Gold or Gold Plus Membership.

The annual individual membership subscription renewal is £80 plus VAT for existing members.

New member’s fee is £95 plus VAT (which includes the joining fee).

YAR Membership is £35 plus VAT to renew. New YAR Membership is £35 plus VAT – when applying you will be asked to provide the date (or anticipated date) of your RICS (or equivalent) qualification.

To qualify for YAR membership you will be studying Surveying (or related subject) or will be an RICS Qualified Surveyor (or related profession) for no more than 5 years.

Occupiers - Free.

Occupiers, YAR - Free.

The cost for Gold Membership has also been maintained; further information on the Gold and Gold Plus Membership page.

The Subscription Year

The AR Subscription Year begins on 1st April and ends on 31st March. Members may join AR at any time during the subscription year and, the following must be noted:

  • Membership becomes renewable on 1st April each year regardless of joining date.
  • Pro rata membership rates are NOT offered for those joining late in the subscription year.
  • Refunds are NOT given to members who choose to leave AR during the course of the subscription year.

Transferring AR Membership

Providing that the annual subscription renewal/new membership subscription payment has been made for the current subscription year, individual Members who leave one company and join another (AR Member) company may transfer their membership. Members wishing to transfer their membership to a company new to AR would be required to complete an online application form found on the AR Website. If the member is part of a Gold Membership package, the membership renewal rate becomes applicable.

Membership Guarantee

Accessible Retail has been formed as a company limited by guarantee. The Directors are the current Board members. Each AR member will be one of the members or “guarantors” of the Company. As a member you will be potentially liable to make a maximum contribution of £1 (one pound) should the company become insolvent.

If you have any questions then contact Lina Caccavale, on lina@accessibleretail.co.uk or 01799 544901.