From 1832 onwards, the Retail Trust has been caring for and protecting the lives of people working in retail. We believe the health of our colleagues is the foundation they need to flourish in both work and life, creating a more sustainable and successful future for retail.
The Retail Trust has transformed itself many times over its 190 years. Adapting to the needs of the industry to provide the health and life support that ensures the sector’s people thrive, the next generation of retailers find work and former colleagues are looked after.
The very first Chairman, Thomas Helps, described the purpose of the charity: “To promote the happiness and interests of those engaged in the trade.”
This still holds true today and guides everything we do. We believe in it so passionately, our charity has become a movement with a very clear cause: to create hope, health and happiness for everyone in retail.