Maximising Value: How to make the most of your NAS membership in 2024

In an era where the shopfitting landscape is evolving, adaptation and innovation are the keys to success for businesses in the industry. Amidst this dynamic environment, the NAS stands as a stalwart advocate to promote, support and develop its members. As 2024 unfolds, we will continue to provide invaluable resources, foster connections, and enable growth opportunities. Let’s explore how members are making the most of their membership.

Access to resources and insights

Staying ahead in the shopfitting industry demands a keen understanding of emerging trends, best practices, and technological advancements. NAS members benefit from a wealth of resources, including training needs analysis (TNA), surveys such as the State of the Trade Survey, and case studies that delve into the latest industry trends and innovations. In 2024, these resources have never been more pertinent, equipping members with the knowledge needed to adapt to changing consumer behaviours and market demands.

Members also benefit from workshops and seminars featuring industry experts and thought leaders. These events serve as invaluable learning platforms where members gain insights, strategies, and practical advice for optimising their businesses in a rapidly evolving market landscape.

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

Collaboration often sparks innovation. The NAS excels in fostering a robust community where collaboration thrives. Through various networking events, social get-togethers and conferences, members have ample opportunities to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and forge partnerships. In 2024, these interactions will be pivotal, enabling members to explore new avenues, share experiences, and collectively navigate challenges in the ever-evolving retail environment.

Our flagship event, The NAS & IOC Members’ Day & AGM is a free event to mark on your calendar. Taking place at the prestigious Carpenters’ Hall in London, the event promises to deliver the opportunity to hear from a range of industry experts and thought leaders. Book your place online. 

Professional Development and Training

The shopfitting industry is continually evolving, demanding skill upgrades and adaptation to new technologies and methodologies. The NAS recognises this need and offers a range of bespoke training programmes and certifications through approved training providers designed to up-skill members’ workforce. Available to members at preferential rates, training courses include CITB Site Safety Plus, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Working at Height and Ladder Safety, plus more.

And new for 2024, we’re excited to be launching our first ever Skills Clinics. Skills Lead & UK Training Manager, Amanda Scott, is offering expert advice and guidance on everything from an evaluation of previous training and identifying eligible CITB grants, to forecasting future training needs, providing a financial breakdown and recommendation on reducing costs – all at no cost to you as a member.

Exclusive Discounts and Offers

Membership with NAS brings more than just knowledge and connections; it also offers tangible benefits. Members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on products, services, and industry-specific tools. In 2024, these benefits will prove to be advantageous, assisting members in optimising their operational costs and enhancing their competitive edge in the market. If you’re not yet a member, take a look at the savings calculator to see how much you could save.

Advocacy and Representation

A unified voice is influential, especially in advocating for industry interests. The NAS serves as a powerful advocate for its members, lobbying on critical issues affecting the shopfitting sector. Whether it’s regulatory matters, industry standards, or policy changes, NAS represents the collective concerns of its members, striving to create a conducive environment for business growth, equality and sustainability.


From providing valuable insights and fostering connections to advocating for industry interests and offering exclusive benefits, the NAS stands as a cornerstone for the success of its members in the shopfitting industry. As the year progresses, we will continue to evolve, ensuring that members are well-equipped to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape.

Not yet a member? Find out more about joining the NAS.