What is ShopKind
#ShopKind is a retail industry campaign, co-ordinated by ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) on behalf of the UK Home Office, that is responding to the growing problem of abuse and violence toward shopworkers. Our aims are simple:
• Encourage kind behaviour in shops.
• Acknowledge the essential role of shopworkers in our communities.
• Raise awareness about scale and impact of abuse and violence towards shopworkers.
What are ShopKind Champions?
ShopKind Champions are key supporters of the ShopKind Campaign. Being a ShopKind Champion involves committing to spread the ShopKind message on social media, in their business and across their network. Checkout the Shopkind Champion Pack here to see if you could be a ShopKind Champion. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to become a ShopKind Champion.
Who are the ShopKind Champions?
Andrew Goodacre – CEO, Bira
Graham Bell – CEO, B&Q
Joanne Gates BEM – Store Manager, Co-op
Matt Pratley – Colleague Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Co-op
Claire Saunders BEM – Store Manager, Co-op
Nigel Sutliffe – Security Manager, Greggs
Tony Dods – Managing Director, Heron Foods
Paul Cheema – Director, Malcom’s Store
Helen Shaddick – Retail Administrator, North Devon Hospice
Neil Cadden – Head of Profit Protection, Pets at Home
Theo Paphitis – Chairman, Boux Avenue, Robert Dyas and Ryman
Nick Green – Retail Communications Co-ordinator, Spar
Sarah Dixon – Shrink and Security Partner, Tesco
Tracy Orton – Shrink and Security Partner, Tesco
Mikey Johnson – Area Loss Prevention Manager (South England), The Range
Trudy Davies - Owner, The Store Cupboard
Sunita Aggarwal - Owner, SPAR Wigston
Mark Foulds - Security Manager, Lincolnshire Co-operative
Ashley Mann, Security Awareness Manager, Post Office
Simon Phillips, Head of Branch & Local Marketing, Post Office
Rachel Carter, Festival Place Business Performance Manager
James Lowman – Chief Executive, Association of Convenience Stores
Helen Dickinson – CEO, British Retail Consortium
Rt Hon. Esther McVey MP – MP for Tatton
Rt Hon. Kit Malthouse MP – Minister of State for Crime and Policing
Paul Scully MP - Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets and Minister for London
Police and Crime Commissioners
David Sidwick – Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner
Marc Jones – Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
Andy Dunbobbin – North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Katy Bourne OBE – Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
Rupert Matthews - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner
Dafydd Llywelyn - Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner
Katie Powell – Account Manager, Crimestoppers
Hannah Wadey – Chief Executive, Business Crime Reduction Partnership
Emily Gibbon – Manager, Gloucester BID
Steve Lindsay OBE – Manager, Gloucester City Safe
Lauren Dowdle – Security and Business Resilience Manager, South Westminster BID
David Wilson – Partnerships Manager, National Association of Business Crime Partnerships
Rebecca Ferguson - Events and Marketing Specialist, National Business Crime Solution
Patrick Holdaway, Superintendent, National Business Crime Centre
Jodie Connolly, Education and Development Officer, Safety Centre (Hazard Alley)
#ShopKind campaign materials, including posters to display in store, can be found here: https://nbcc.police.uk/business-support/shopkind/shopkind-webpage
ACS is a member of the National Retail Crime Steering Group which meets regularly. We will continue to promote the message of ShopKind at all levels of Government and to all stakeholders. If you’d like to get in touch regarding ShopKind, please contact [email protected].