Three successful North West entrepreneurs have united to form an exciting, ground-breaking partnership, which will have significant, positive implications for the charity retail sector in the UK.

Brothers Bob and Dave Chunilal, the entrepreneurs behind Nisyst, the Bolton based supplier of charity retail EPoS software, has joined forces with Tony Hilton, the Manchester based entrepreneur behind charity donation app Gone for Good and Charity Fleetcare, a company which provides a dedicated primary fleet resource for any registered charity. The union has the potential to bring the charity retail sector bang up to date with the services available from commercial retail.

The partnership will allow development of a technology platform that truly focuses on the donors’ experience by linking the Gone For Good app to the charities’ collection vehicles and ultimately into the charity shops, helping reduce costs for charity retailers and at the same time increasing revenues.

Gone for Good, an app aimed to make giving to charity shops easier than ever, has received more than 50,000 downloads since its launch in 2014. Coupled with this, the Charity Fleetcare platform enables the efficient pick-up of a donation by the charity chosen on the app. The Charity Fleetcare software helps third sector organisations by helping reduce fuel costs, lower emissions, enhance driver safety and improve efficiencies.

Dave Chunilal, Technical Director of Nisyst, commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Charity Fleetcare to deliver an end to end solution for charity retailers which will help streamline their operational processes when it comes to receiving donations remotely. It will also ensure that they do not lose out on valuable gift aid. This will be available on every single item donated, whether it is a piece of clothing or a large item of furniture and will make a huge difference to the amount of funding charities are able to receive.”

Tony Hilton, founder and CEO of Charity Fleetcare and Gone for Good, added: “This new partnership is an exciting and much needed development. We hope to bring the sector up to the same standard of service that donors experience from commercial retail. For charities, it will make the donor journey much more efficient and environmentally friendly and ensure that income is maximised whilst costs are reduced. It will undoubtedly contribute to charities being able to deliver more for those much needed causes.”

To find out more about the new service available from Nisyst and Charity Fleetcare, please contact Nisyst on 01204 706 000 or Charity Fleetcare on 0800 014 9797.

The Charity Retail Association has announced today that, following a competitive tender for the delivery of their Retail Gift Aid training courses, corporate member Nisyst has been appointed to deliver these in 2020.

Dave Chunilal, Technical Director said, “Nisyst is delighted to be selected as the Charity Retail Association’s Accredited Training Provider. As an organisation we have more than 27 years’ experience of developing EPoS systems for the retail and charity sector, as well as extensive experience of delivering training and support to charity retailers. Our close working relationship with HMRC ensures that our team are at the forefront of knowing what’s expected of charity retailers, and how systems can be set up to minimize the administrative burden and maximise the Retail Gift Aid revenues for charities.

“We’re very much looking forward to working with CRA members to improve and develop their understanding of how their retail systems can make a significant difference to both their productivity and efficiency as a business, as well as that all-important difference to their gift aid revenue claims, enabling charities to do even more good work.”

Robin Osterley, Charity Retail Association Chief Executive said, “We’re very much looking forward to working with Nisyst on our next round of Retail Gift Aid training. They are a very experienced supplier with good links to HMRC and we are confident that our members will continue to get a course that is both comprehensive and well informed.”

Further information about Nisyst can be found at www.charityretailsystems.co.uk

Details and dates for the CRA’s 2020 Retail Gift Aid training courses will be announced shortly.