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The overall strategy and responsibility for the running of ACS rests with the main Board. This comprises a balance of independents, multiples and affinity groups (symbol groups and other trading or representative groups), plus a member of ACS’ Premier Club who ensures the suppliers’ views are properly represented on the Board. The majority of the board are active working retailers, running anything from a single store to one of the major symbol groups or multiple convenience store chains.

Main Board

Central England Co-operative (Chair)
Budgens (Vice Chair)
Sewell Group
James Graven & Sons (Independent Chair)
Motor Fuel Group
Nisa Retail
Licensing Solutions
William Reed Business Media Ltd
Bestway Retail
The Midcounties Co-op
Stone Spar Limited
Chief Executive

Independent Board

The Independent Retailer Board is made up entirely of independents, and the main task is the development of a range of services to give maximum benefit to the independent operator, as well as being a useful sounding board for new ideas, like trials on local sourcing and initiatives like shopper surveys.

Budgens (Vice Chair)
Sewell Group
James Graven & Sons (Independent Chair)
Licensing Solutions
Sherwood Stores
Houghton Trading Ltd
One Stop
Simply Fresh
Broadway Convenience Store
Hexagon Stores
One Stop
Taylor-Green’s Spar
Village Shop & Post Office
J Robarts & Son
Stone Spar Limited
Chief Executive
Paul Chamberlain
Commercial Director
Nisa Retailer
Vas Group