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

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.

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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