Vendor Resources

We are committed to working in ways that suit the needs of our Big Issue vendors through comprehensive charity support. Providing information online is becoming increasingly important so that vendors can access relevant resources at convenient times. Over the coming months we will be building a library of useful resources for our Big Issue vendors here, so please do keep checking back to see new charity support content.

Privacy Notice – Vendor Services

This privacy notice applies to any information you provide us when you contact us in person, by e-mail and/or by phone. This consent form sets out the basis on which any personal data about you that you provide to us, that we create, or that we obtain about you from other sources, will be processed by us. Please take the time to read and understand this Vendor privacy notice.

Big Issue Sales Coach

Matt Rogers is a professional sales coach and has designed and written a five stage Sales Process  with you the Vendor, or as I prefer to say, The Sales Person in mind! What’s a Sales Process I hear some of you ask! The easiest answer is that it gives you a back bone, an order, a formula to steer you to success in your Sales work. Use it as a Skeleton behind all of your Sales activities. He will explain more as you look through the different stages. Everything in the Big Issue Sales Coach is based around the same tried and tested Sales Process used by millions of successful Sales professionals from all over the World. Start your sales coaching now

Free mobile calls for Big Issue Vendors from The People’s Operator (TPO)

The Big Issue Foundation are offering all of our vendors with a permanent badge a free SIM card, pre-loaded with £1 credit. Calls to anyone on the TPO network are FREE and top-ups are 50/50, just like the magazine. Download information on our charity partnership with TPO to find out more and stay connected.

First Aid Information

During this year’s Health Week we are delighted to be partnering with The British Red Cross. Together we are delivering bespoke first aid education for our vendors. Download this leaflet which covers 6 key skills using the Everyday First Aid approach which makes first aid easy to do, simple to teach and quick to recall.

Download First Aid leaflet – English

Download First Aid leaflet – Romanian

Not a vendor? Find out more about how to become a Big Issue vendor today.

Get Connected: Free, confidential help for young people under 25 in the UK

Get Connected is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for anyone under 25. Our service is available 365 days a year and we can support you, no matter what the problem.  We’re free, we’re friendly, we won’t judge and we won’t tell.

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