One Week To Go Until Heart of the Community 2017

There is just one week remaining until ACS' headline political conference of the year, Heart of the Community 2017. 

This year's conference will take place at Church House, Westminster on 17th October between 12pm and 4pm and will feature a host of industry experts and senior MPs who will share their vision on how to engage locally and help local shops thrive in the future. 

Speakers at the event include: 

  • Cathy Newman (chair)
  • High Streets Minister Jake Berry MP
  • Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
  • Kate Carroll, Nisa (Making a Difference Locally)
  • Liam Hetherington, the Co-operative
  • Nadia Broccardo, Team London Bridge
  • Georgie Barnard, National Business Crime Centre
  • Dennis Williams, independent retailer, Premier Broadway
  • Lucia Renshaw, the Co-operative
  • Mick Whitworth, Guild of Fine Food
  • James Lowman, ACS
  • Claire Pritchard, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency
  • Chris Mitchener, Licensing Consultant
  • Kishor Patel, Independent Retailer, Nisa
  • Joe Williams, Independent Retailer

Heart of the Community will be followed by an exclusive reception on the House of Commons Terrace between 4pm and 6pm. Places are limited at the reception, please confirm your attendance with Steve Dowling at

Attendance at Heart of the Community is free for ACS members. Click here to book your place. 

This entry was posted by Chris on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:11