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ACS’ core purpose is to lobby Government on the issues that make a difference to local shops.

We represent the interests of retailers on a range of issues, including business rates, energy, regulation, planning, alcohol and many more. In 2012, we expanded this lobbying activity to provide authoritative information about the convenience sector through a number of research projects, including the Voice of Local Shops Survey and the annual Local Shop Report.

Contact Us

All press enquiries should be directed to Chris Noice, Communications Director. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email [email protected].

If you would like to be added to ACS’ press release list please contact Chloe Hunsley, Communications Manager at [email protected]

Our office address is: 
Federation House
17 Farnborough St
GU14 8AG

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