Boards

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

James Lowman
Chief Executive
Sewell Group (Main Board Chair)
Spar (UK) Ltd (Vice Chair)
Co-Operative Food (Deputy Vice Chair)
James Graven & Sons (Independent Chair)
Nisa
Booker
Palmer & Harvey Ltd
Licensing Solutions
William Reed Business Media Ltd
MRH Retail
Stone Spar Limited
Director
Rontec
The Midcounties Co-op

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.

James Lowman
Chief Executive
Sewell Group (Main Board Chair)
Paul Chamberlain
Commercial Director
James Graven & Sons (Independent Chair)
Sherwood Stores
Stone Spar Limited
Holborns
Nisa
Houghton Trading Ltd
Opolka Ltd
One Stop
Londis
Simply Fresh
Broadway Convenience Store
Hexagon Stores
One Stop
Taylor-Green’s Spar
Scotfresh
David’s Kitchen
Village Shop & Post Office