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

  • Jonathan James – James Graven & Sons
  • Neil Turton
  • David Roberts – Co-Operative Food (Deputy Vice Chair)
  • Patrick Sewell – Sewell Group (Chair)
  • Steven Fox – Booker
  • Paul Hagon – Palmer & Harvey Ltd
  • James Lowman – Chief Executive – ACS
  • Debbie Robinson – Spar (UK) Ltd (Vice Chair)
  • Chris Mitchener – Swan Street Stores
  • Andrew Reed – William Reed Business Media Ltd
  • Graham Timbers – MRH Retail
  • Dan Quest – Costcutter Supermarkets Group Ltd
  • Paul Stone – Stone Spar Limited
  • Andy Cresswell – Midcounties Co-operative
  • Nick Read – Nisa
  • Paul Cheema – Nisa
  • Ian Pogue – Rontec
  • Philip Ponsonby, 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.
  • Dean Holborn – Holborns
  • Michael O Loughlin – Petrogas
  • Paul Cheema – Malcolm’s
  • Rav Garcha – Nisa
  • Paul Chamberlain – ACS
  • Nick Cooper – Hudson Stores
  • Jonathan James – James Graven and Sons
  • James Lowman – ACS
  • Chris Mitchener – Swan Street Stores
  • Kishor Patel – Houghton Trading Ltd
  • Patrick Sewell – Sewell Group
  • Mike Sherwood – Sherwood Stores
  • Nigel Dowdney – Opolka Ltd
  • Ramesh Shingadia – Londis
  • Sunder Sandher – One Stop
  • Raj Aggarwal – Londis
  • Paul Stone – Stone Spar Limited
  • Sukhjit Khera – Simply Fresh
  • Dennis Williams – Broadway Convenience Store
  • Vip Panchmatia – Hexagon Stores
  • Dee Sedani – News R Us
  • Julian Taylor-Green – Taylor-Green’s Spar
  • Shaun Marwaha – Scotfresh
  • David Sands – David’s Kitchen