Membership is free. This will be reviewed annually. Potential members will be invited to apply for membership and the committee reserves the right to decide whether an application is accepted. If a member moves company, membership needs to be renewed and a new application form is required.

Membership of the SLA is limited to:

  • Retailers and other organisations operating chain networks
  • Location specialists in full-time employment with such organisations; or property professionals
  • Planning specialists in full-time employment at Local Authorities or employees in other public sector location planning roles.
  • Property Planners
  • Students studying GIS, location planning etc.

A fifth category of membership (‘honorary membership’) may be offered to individual consultants or academics, for their specialist input – which may be time or task limited.

All membership applications will be vetted by the SLA committee, which shall have absolute discretion in its decisions.

Who should join?

Anyone involved in site location research. E.g. Site Research, Marketing, Market Intelligence, Property Planning and Research, Retail, Facilities, Operations, Planning and Acquisitions.

Benefits of joining the SLA

The SLA is basically a networking group for anyone who works in location analysis, site research or property analysis. Here are a few reasons to join:

  1. It’s FREE!
  2. Run by practitioners for practitioners
  3. Regular online events
  4. Seminars and face-to-face networking
  5. Access to leading edge research
  6. Regular members’ surveys: salaries &
    benefits; training needs
  7. Discounts on training courses offered
  8. Job advert service
  9. Informative Website
  10. Regular newsletter
  11. Social media engagement
  12. Annual Student Awards
  13. Jon Walker – Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards
  14. Social media content
  15. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

It only takes a few moments to sign up, we don’t ask for much information, just your name, email and company name.

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Current members include:

Retail: Alliance Boots, Argos, Asda, Auchan, B&Q, Clarks, Dollar Tree Stores, Dominos Pizza, DSG, Fat Face, Focus, Halfords, HEMA, Homebase, House of Fraser, JD Sports, Jewson, John Lewis, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, McDonalds, Morrisons, Oxfam, Post Office, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s, Shell, Superdrug, SUPERVALU, Tesco, The Children’s Mutual, The Co-operative Group, Thomas Cook, TK Maxx, Waitrose, Whitbread, Wickes and Yum

Banking & Finance: Bank of New Zealand, First National Bank, Lloyds Bank, Nationwide Building Society, PRUPIM and Santander

Property & Planning: CB Richard Ellis, Cushman & Wakefield, GL Hearn Planning, GVA, ING Real Estate Development, Jones Lang LaSalle, Savills, Sovereign Land, Steer
Davies Gleave, UBS Global Asset Management

Local Authorities: Basingstoke & Deane Borough, Council, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Hampshire County Council, Birmingham City Council and Islington Council

Universities: CASS Business School, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester Metro Business School, Middlesex, OXIRM, Said Business School (University of Oxford), Queen’s University Belfast, Reading, Southampton and Surrey

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