Finding a stocktaker for your business

Finding a professional and qualified stocktaker

A professional and qualified stocktaker can be a real asset to your business, saving you money and helping you improve your bottom line.

ILTSA, the only qualifying body for stock auditors in the licensed trade, has made it easy for you to find a local stocktaker that will be a good fit with your business.

How to search for a stocktaker?

Choose from hundreds of stock auditors based across the UK who have passed professional exams and work under our professional code of conduct.

There are a number of way to search for a stocktaker near you:

  • Stocktaking search by county or region. The easiest way is to simply search for a stocktaker by your county or region. You will be see a list of qualified stocktakers in the area with the services they offer (i.e. licensed trade, catering).
  • Search by Map. You can search for a stocktaker using a map of the UK, you will need to zoom in, or use the maps on the county pages.
  • Search website. Use our website search to look for stock auditors in specific towns or locations.

How to choose a stocktaker?

Our search results will give you a list of stocktakers in your area, but how do you choose one?  Each of our stocktakers has a profile page where you can see a bit more about them, their experience, services as well as contact details.

Take a look at our guide to choosing a stocktaker»

Why use an ILTSA approved stocktaker?

As the only qualifying body for stock auditors, we set the standards for stocktaking services and so you are guaranteed a great level of expertise and support.

Find out more reasons to use a professional stocktaker»

Who needs a stocktaker?

All businesses who have food and beverage stock would benefit from professional stock management services. Typically this includes: Pubs, Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Hotels, B&Bs, Festivals, Events and lots more.


Stocktaker training course 18th-20th October 2016

Intensive stocktaker training course by ILTSA

Book your place now on the next stocktaker training course run by the only qualifying body for stock auditors in the Licensed Trade, ILTSA (The Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors).

Taking place between the 18th and 20th October, the ILTSA stocktaker 3-day stocktaker training course is the industry recognised essential training for those in the industry or considering taking up the profession.

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For all levels, no previous experience required

Whatever your current experience in the profession, nothing is taken for granted on our Intensive Stock Auditor course, as it takes you from the basics to advanced stocktaking.

Of course, it is impossible to create stocktakers over a three-day period, but the lecturers will give everybody present a very good grounding of the profession, which will give them the stepping stone upon which to develop their own business or seek employment.

Three day intensive course

The 3-day course takes place at the popular Shireburn Arms Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire, which offers quality, comfortable training rooms and accommodation.

The course lecturers are all qualified and very experienced stock auditors that will provide not only a strong grounding in the theory but practical knowledge based on years in the profession.

The course itself covers everything you will need including:

  • Theory of stocktaking
  • Practical stocktaking
  • Goods Inwards
  • Allowances / Adjustments
  • Auxiliary stock control
  • Cellar control systems
  • Food stocktaking
  • Changeover valuations

Take a closer look at the course syllabus»

What past delegates say about the stocktaker training course

The course has been well received by delegates over many years with comments includuing:

The course was very comprehensive and I found the lecturers to be extremely dedicated, knowledgeable and helpful.

I found the course to be an excellent learning experience. The course content was varied, interactive, and covered more areas than I imagined, I would not hesitate in recommending it to my colleagues.

Well constructed and followed a logical progression throughout. The lecturers obviously all knew their subject well and were helpful, patient and friendly both during the lectures and socially.