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Training Support


The Guild Academy provides free practical training solutions to SPAR stores across the Meridian & Welsh Guild.

All of our interventions are designed, delivered and supported by an experienced team of retail professionals who are committed to helping you develop your business through your people.

This bespoke training can include classroom learning, self-study workbooks and first-class e-learning solutions.


Our Purpose & Values


To provide relevant, professional and targeted learning and development activity that is free and accessible to the Meridian & Welsh Guild


  • Supporting independent retailers to maximise business potential, enabling owners and staff to recognise their contribution to their company’s success
  • Giving great service and support to all members of the Meridian & Welsh Guild and our partners
  • Encouraging retailers to recognise their role in the community and make a positive contribution
  • Attaining excellence in everything we do
  • Behaving with honesty and integrity in all our relationships


Training Courses

Guild_Academy_website The Guild Academy offers a wide range of retail training in the following areas:
  • Best practice
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Management development
  • E-learning 

All training courses are listed on the Guild Academy's dedicated webpages.

Click here to visit the Guild Academy website. 


Contact the Guild Academy

Guild_Academy_Contact_Form Whether you have engaged with the Guild Academy previously, are new to SPAR, or indeed have never considered utilising the benefits of this unique support function, get in touch with us today.

We would love to discuss your needs and how we can develop your team and business.

Click here for our Contact Form. 

You can also email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)