Who We Are

At RAS, we are innovative and proactive in our approach to product development and service delivery. We engage, listen and work with our customers in a way they can trust and rely on, often operating as an extension of their own teams to deliver tangible value-adding business benefits in what are often highly competitive and KPI-driven environments.

As well as providing highly trained, on-site personnel for major outsourced stocktaking and merchandising assignments, we have also developed specialised expertise in supply chain assurance services. This helps retailers track and verify goods received from suppliers by checking pick accuracy, as well as easily integrating with customer IT systems to provide real-time management information.

As leaders in innovation, we embrace new technologies and concepts. We were the first company to use barcode scanning with bespoke reporting, and we were also the first to implement wireless RF data transmission. In our ongoing quest for innovation, we continue to research and develop solutions by working collaboratively with our customers and by identifying opportunities to drive sales and combat loss.

With approximately 3,500 employees, we have the largest pool of multi-skilled retail trained colleagues located throughout the UK and Ireland. We also have a fleet of over 70 minibuses ready to deliver count teams to any site in the UK, enabling us to deliver greater consistency in personnel and performance.

Our Mission

“To be the industry’s most trusted retail and asset services partner by providing technology solutions and innovation and by building a culture that both encourages and inspires our colleagues to provide exceptional customer service.”

Lois Heywood, CEO

Our Values


We aspire to be the best service provider by demonstrating excellence and innovation through technology and our colleagues.

Service Excellence

To provide innovative and high quality solutions for our customers; working in partnership to exceed their expectations each and every day.


To promote a safe environment with individual duty of care and personal accountability to “see it, report it and change it”.


To take individual and organisational responsibility for our colleagues and the communities in which we work.

Talented Teams

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining high performing, collaborative teams; where colleagues are passionate about their work and can achieve their full potential.