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

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

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