NFRN Member Benefits
As a member, you have access to a range of benefits, resources and support.
One of Europe’s largest retail trade associations with over 15,000 independent retailers stores in membership throughout the UK and Ireland, the NFRN exists to help members compete more effectively in today’s highly competitive market by providing practical help and assistance, commercial support, deals and buying opportunities, training, expertise and services.
The Federation also actively represents its members’ interests at governmental and parliamentary level. We are the official government referral body for the sector and are a powerful voice for the independent retailer.
Our members comprise of newsagents, convenience stores, confectioners, florists, petrol forecourts, news deliverers, off-licences, post offices, vape shops, coffee shops and card & stationery shops.
The NFRN is here to support independent retailers not only during the good times but also when the going gets tough.
Right now, there is no better time to join. Being a member means you’re not on your own and you are part of a wider community of like-minded retailers.
Membership costs just £5.95 per week plus VAT and it will save you money, help you make money and make it easier for you to do business. This could bring you an annual saving of up to £1,417.
Join over 1,000 members benefitting from average cash flow savings of £500 when signing up to our news category management system.
NFRN Assist can offer confidential support, direction and solutions to financial worries.
Free members benefit with a saving up to £250
Tax advice, VAT disputes, full tax investigations
Spread the word and be rewarded for explaining to your fellow retailers about all NFRN has to offer, recruit and earn £75 each time.
Our call centre is open 7 days per week and is our members first point of contact in cases of emergency and support as well as advising on a wide range of business issues.
Help to improve your delivery service or even introduce one. Delivering to 30 customers per day would be a cash injection to your business.
Training modules, customer service, health & safety, food hygiene. Essential business checklists and guides and factsheets. Free 1 hours advice from Licensing Matters, saving £120.
Fuelwise cards accepted across UK & ROI petrol filling station stations. Save an average £280 per year.
Have a voice and let it be heard in the corridors of power as the NFRN champions the independent retailer.
Free member magazine keeping you up to date on all industry and business developments.
Members own credit union with account and low cost borrowing facilities.
Cover up to £100,000 per claim. Access to legal advice 24/7 from legal professionals. Tailor made business templates
Insurance provider to a wide range of businesses, who understand business needs of the independent retailer.
Access a comprehensive package of legal support for your business to ensure you stay on top of complex legislation changes.
Advice and support for your store
Tailor-made business templates and downloadable resources
Be part of our buying group and get the best opportunities and deals, terms giving your business the competitive edge. Regular exclusive members offer with an average saving £400 per year.
Confidential support direction and solutions to financial worries, grants and benefits available when members most need it.
Our unique support teams make the NFRN stand out from other organisations. Our team of Retail Development Managers are out on the road supporting and assisting where expert assistance is needed, from locating stock to giving advice on the latest retail standards and legislation.
Guides to employing staff, job descriptions, employee handbook, contracts of employment, staff appraisal forms.
Guides to disciplining and dismissing staff including templates.
NFRN Connect, together with our field force team of retail development managers, really can make a difference when it comes to pursuing news wholesaler issues and advising on store and business development opportunities.
Other benefits include NFRN Newspro (our magazine category management solution), personal accident benefit for news deliverers, Assured Advice, grants and loans*, plus convalescence*, serious illness or hospital*, hardship*, and bereavement benefits*.
* See the NFRN Rules for more information.
The Full Membership Fee at any premises is £5.95 plus VAT per week (€7.80 per week), with effect from 1 July 2017. See the NFRN Rules for more information.
If you are interested in joining the NFRN and would like to be contacted by the organisation, please complete the form below.