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, Head of Communications. Call 01252 515001 / 07812 144439 or email

If you would like to be added to ACS’ press release list please contact Leah Myers via email at




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    ACS in the News

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  • 19.05.2017 Weekly Brief 20 – Friday 19 May 2017
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  • 19.05.2017 ACS welcomes cross-Party commitment on rates reform
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  • 19.05.2017 ACS welcomes cross party commitment on business rates reform
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  • 18.05.2017 FSB and ACS give positive response to election manifestos
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  • 18.05.2017 Labour vows to cut red tape for small businesses
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