The Academy of Business & Retail Management (ABRM) is a global academy founded in London in 2006 with the aim of inspiring, recognising and supporting excellence in business and retail management, throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. It takes a lead in facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice, and contributing to academic debate and research. It endeavours to take a lead in facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice. The Academy supports a range of activities and publication (print and electronic), which aim to stimulate curiosity, to inspire and develop future generations of scholars, policy makers and practitioners, and to encourage a greater appreciation of the social, economic and cultural value of diverse areas of academic research. As ABRM has grown and developed it has been proud to forge a number of international partnerships as well as to launch academic journals in the areas of retail management, business and economic development and higher education management. The Academy has a cycle of annual conferences founded on a powerful trinity: Method, Integrity and Camaraderie, is especially proud to be working assiduously to champion and nurture young academics. With its truly international following it is committed to encouraging knowledge sharing, constructive criticism and a desire for self improvement and development.