Clipper Sponsor Retail Trust London Ball

Clipper Logistics Group is one of the main sponsors of this year’s Retail Trust London Ball. The fund raising event will allow Retail Trust to continue providing valuable services to those working in the retail sector that need support.

Retail Trust is the principal charity of the retail sector. It provides help and assistance (hardship grants of over £1 million per annum) to all people working in, and retired from, retail and associated businesses and their families through a range of services. The charity helpline has experienced a 25% increase in calls in the last three months from retail staff who are worried about the impact of the industry downturn.

The London Ball 2009 will take place on 26th January at The Grosvenor Hotel. As the highlight of the events calendar for retailers and their suppliers, The London Ball attracts mass media attention as well as international interest. Retail Trust already boasts an enviable reputation for holding spectacular dinners and balls in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Tony Mannix, Managing Director of Clipper Logistics Group, commented:
“As specialists in retail logistics we are proud to support such an important organisation that focuses on helping those who work, or have worked, in the retail sector. Clipper is pleased to be able to support the Trust’s efforts wherever possible.”

Retail Trust offers a free and confidential helpline, access to free counselling, free legal advice, career development, an employee assistance programme, an out-placement service as well as retirement housing. For further information on the Retail Trust please visit