ACS Elects Two New Members to Board

The Association of Convenience Stores is delighted to announce that Manchester retailer Paul Stone and Andy Cresswell (Deputy Chief Executive – Trading, Midcounties Co-operative)  have been elected to the Board of Directors as of this morning (17th June 2015).

The ACS Board is comprised of representatives from the three streams of membership: independent retailers, symbol groups and multiple retailers. Paul Stone joins the board as a representative of independent retailers, while Andy Cresswell has been elected as a representative of multiple retailers. The appointments were made as a result of a confidential vote by the existing board members.

Paul Stone, who runs a group of six SPAR stores in Manchester city centre said: “I am delighted to be representing independent retailers on the main board of the ACS and I look forward to working with the other directors to support the great work of ACS.”

Andy Cresswell, who in his role at Midcounties Co-op is responsible for 181 stores as well as the group’s pharmacy, energy and end of life care businesses, said: “I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work on the board and support the excellent work ACS does on behalf of the sector. We have worked with ACS for many years and I am looking forward to increasing my personal involvement. As a Co-operative we are committed to making sure everyone has an opportunity to be involved in the important decisions that affect them and ACS helps make this possible.”

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul and Andy to the board and will look forward to them bringing their wealth of experience to the decision making process of ACS. The appointments made today reinforce the board and further establishes ACS as the voice of all parts of the convenience sector.”

More information about the ACS Board can be found on our website here:


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