Retail Minister Visits Burton Retailer

Nisa retailer Sukh Gill hosted a store visit with his local MP and the Government’s Small Business and Retail Minister Andrew Griffiths, discussing his concerns about the impact of rising employment costs and retail crime on his store. The visit took place at Sukh’s Horninglow Road store, which features services such as a free to use ATM, bakery, PayPoint, and newspaper delivery.

The visit gave Sukh the opportunity to discuss how he is investing into the business and local community and the issues facing his local shop. He said, “It was really worthwhile having Andrew Griffiths come down to visit my shop as my local MP and the Retail Minister. I’m pleased he listened to our story here, both what we do for our customers and community, and the impact of some of the policy challenges convenience stores like mine are facing”.

Andrew Griffiths MP commented on the visit: “It was a pleasure to visit Sukh’s impressive local shop, which is investing in technology, security equipment and its people. I’m delighted that Sukh is trading with his two stores in Burton, which are an important part of the local communities they trade in.”

James Lowman, ACS chief executive, also attended the visit. He said, “Nothing beats retailers meeting face to face with their MP. I am particularly pleased Sukh invited Andrew Griffiths to visit his store because he is also the Minister responsible for the retail sector.

“Sukh’s business is a fine example of a local business providing valued employment opportunities and making investments to meet the needs of the local community.”

If you would like to arrange a store visit with your local MP to discuss the issues affecting your business, contact ACS Public Affairs Executive Steve Dowling at steve.dowling@acs.org.uk.

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