Partner with us

Our retail partners

By partnering with Future Leaders, retailers get access to a series of events, both in-person and online. Some of our events are focused specifically on personal and career development, whilst others are on retail knowledge and insight. You will also get exclusive access to networking opportunities both online and face to face.

Why does the programme benefit our retail partners?

  • Helps deliver on retailers’ DE&I targets and strategies around equal opportunity and social mobility 
  • Acts as a simple and cost-effective L&D programme for multiple cross-function stakeholders 
  • Helps create diverse workforces and leadership teams of the future 
  • Focuses on a combination of retail and leadership skills vital to optimum career progression 
  • Provides access to Retail Week’s unrivalled networks of senior leaders 
  • Provides new perspectives and contacts integral to creative and strategic thinking  
  • Demonstrates your commitment to L&D and DE&I, and youth employment opportunities in your company culture

What do I get as a retail partner?

  • 20 tickets to LIVE: Retail Week x The Grocer
  • Two tickets to World Retail Congress (future leaders only)
  • A five-person subscription to Retail Week for the latest industry news, trends and insight (new partners only – investment uplift for existing partners who are not subscribers)
  • Unlimited colleague access to online leadership and career development events 
  • Five places for future leaders to attend Retail Week’s in-person knowledge and insights events 
  • One place for a member of the HR/D&I/Talent team to attend online retail partner forums 
  • Senior leadership participation in ambassador steering groups and speaking opportunities at Retail Week events 
  • Branding on all Future Leaders events as well as ‘we partner with’ branding for own use

For partnership enquiries please contact Ben Tinning


Our sponsors

As our sponsor, you’ll gain unprecedented access to the retailers you wish to engage with. Position yourself as truly invested in the longevity of UK retail, to help it thrive and be truly representative of the diverse communities the industry serves.

Why does the programme benefit our sponsors?

  • An exclusive opportunity to spend face-to-face time with key stakeholders influencing UK retail’s people strategies
  • Align your business and build relationships with C-suite retailers in highly curated formats across the year
  • Position your business through extensive brand awareness and thought leadership as a company supporting equity and opportunity for young people in retail
  • Hear first-hand the latest insights on retail people strategy to inform your activity and outreach
  • Position your company alongside the UK’s top CEOs in waiting – highlighting how your business is future-thinking
  • Showcase the importance of retail leadership and your business’ role in celebrating the sector and the importance of investing in people and culture

To discuss bespoke opportunities, please contact: