What we do

ACS is an established, credible and influential voice for the local shop sector in Government. ACS ensures that local shops are heard at national, local and European level. This is achieved by remaining plugged into key decision makers within Government and Parliament.

Our strength is based in our well researched and presented arguments, whether that is in putting the issues that matter to retailers on the Governments agenda or being first and most effective in reacting to the issues of the day.

ACS is also a strong campaigning organisation, providing dedicated and passionate members with the support they need to be their own spokespeople on the issues they care about and which affect their business the most.

your MP

Get in touch with your local MP to call on their support for convenience store issues ahead of the 2015 election. By entering your postcode in the box on the right hand side, we will automatically generate an email template for you to send to your local MP.

If you would like us to arrange a store visit for you, please contact Edward Woodall at

Constituency Cards

If you would like a constituency card to send to your MP, please contact Chris Noice at

Constituency cards contain specific information about the number of convenience stores in your constituency, as well as the number of jobs that those stores provide; a breakdown of the profiles of staff, and key information about store owners in the area.