Sports Direct, one of the UK’s largest sports retail chains, has engaged CAPA to audit more than 730 properties the business occupies.

CAPA will be conducting a full property audit at the sites where the retailer, led by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, trades and operates from.

The instruction marks one of many ‘live’ cases CAPA has worked on throughout the past year with major retail brands, such as Hotter Shoes, pet superstore Jollyes and hardware chain Wilko, where the team was called in to inspect costs and save vast sums for those businesses.

CAPA will be auditing all property-related costs on 732 sites for the chain. The Audit team will use bespoke software to carry out a forensic audit of outgoings including service charge fees, rates and utility bills.

The team will inspect the data to uncover any errors and anomalies, before recovering any overpaid amounts for Sports Direct.