Small Business Minister Confirmed to Speak at ACS’ Heart of the Community!

Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets Paul Scully MP has been confirmed to speak at the parliamentary reception following ACS’ Heart of the Community conference. The Minister will outline the Government’s plan for local shops and present the Raj Aggarwal Award for exceptional community retailing.

This year’s conference will take place from 11.30am – 6.00pm on 12th October at One Great George Street, Westminster.

ACS’ unmissable political conference will bring together over 200 retailers and will address sustainability for local shops and the emerging politics which will impact stores beyond the pandemic.

The agenda includes:

  • Net Zero Convenience – making net zero happen: steps for local shops
  • Communities and Place – the future for local shops
  • Retail Community Champions – a discussion with the finalists of the Raj Aggarwal Trophy

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “This year’s Heart of the Community will bring together retailers, policy makers and thought leaders to explore the role of local shops in the community and wider economy and will look to the future about how upcoming policy changes will affect the sector.

“We are delighted that the Minister will be addressing the reception to highlight the fantastic contribution that local shops make to their communities and to outline how the Government plans to support these businesses now and in the future.”

For more information and to book your place, visit

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