The Professions – Distribution, Retail & Sales

Logistics, Retail and Sales are just some of the occupations covered by this sector, but also the Distribution of Foods and Beverages are also covered….

Each of these organisations provides a series of services that will provide you with information and resources to help find out more about a profession for example qualifications available.


British Beer & Pub Association

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 96% of beer brewed in Britain today, and own more than half of the…

British Institute of Inn Keeping

BII is the professional body for the licensed retail sector with charitable status and a remit to raise professional standards As the industry’s leading membership organisation BII reflects the views of 1000s of members across the UK

British International Freight Association

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, which offer a wide range of….

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

What is Logistics? Getting the right product to the right place in the right quantity at the right time, in the best condition and at an acceptable cost is the challenge of logistics. It’s an area that embraces purchasing and supplier management, materials management and manufacturing, inventory management and warehousing…

Customer Contact Association

CCA is the leading authority on customer contact strategies and operations. With more than 15 years experience, we are firmly recognised as the trusted reference for research, analysis and expertise. Our work with operators, BPO & shared service providers and vendors, ensures we retain our position as the….

Freight Transport Association

Who we are Freight Transport Association (FTA) is one of the UK’s largest trade associations and represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. Boasting a rich heritage, FTA has been supporting the interests of the transport industry since 1889.

Institute of Brewing & Distilling

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is a members organisation dedicated to the education and training needs of brewers & distillers and those in related industries. We do this by offering a range of internationally recognised qualifications and the training to support them, either through direct instruction…

Institute of Grocery Distribution

IGD provides leadership to the food and consumer goods industry, helping it prepare for, and face into, the strategic challenges ahead. A research and education charity, IGD is the leading source of information and best practice on the consumer goods industry worldwide.

Institute of Promotional Marketing

The Institute of Promotional Marketing is the trade body which represents the interests of promoters, agencies and service partners engaged in promotional marketing. We have some 300 members, drawn from brand owners, marketing agencies and service partners, and our mission is to protect, promote and progress….

Institute of Sales & Marketing Management

The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM) is the worldwide representative body for salespeople. Founded in 1911, the ISMM has been the authoritative voice of selling and the custodian of sales standards, ethics and best practice for over 100 years.

Institute of Transport Administration

It is a professional membership organisation representing individuals from companies within all spheres of the transport industry in both the United Kingdom and overseas. It supports and encourages efficient transport best practice and is committed to the growth and development of its members through…