Speakers Announced for ACS’ Heart of the Community 2019!

Book your place at ACS’ Heart of the Community Conference taking place on Tuesday 15th October at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster between 10.45am-3pm followed by a Parliamentary Reception from 4-6pm.

Heart of the Community is the must-attend political conference exploring the issues relevant to politicians, retailers and consumers.

The conference will bring together retailers from across the convenience sector to; hear the latest from leading experts on the policy issues affecting the sector, network with a diverse range of retailers and meet MPs at an exclusive drinks reception on the House of Commons Terrace.

Award-winning presenter and Political Editor for Good Morning Britain Ranvir Singh, will address the conference, providing political context and insight.

This year’s conference will focus on three key areas:

  • Food- The changing food landscape: health, taste and waste.
  • Services- The changing nature of in-store services for local communities.
  • Crime- Delivering an end to violence and abuse.

Speakers include:

  • James Lowman, chief executive, ACS (conference chair)
  • Gary Stott, Director, Community Shop
  • Anna Taylor, Executive Director, Food Foundation
  • James Daley, Managing Director, Fairer Finance
  • Richard Piggin, Head of External Affairs and Campaigns, Which?
  • Linda Williams, Retailer, Premier Broadway
  • Dr Emmeline Taylor, Reader in Criminology, City University of London
  • Joe Rutlidge, Regional Security Manager, One Stop
  • Dame Vera Baird DBE QC, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales
  • Mital Morar, Retailer, Ancoats General Store
  • Jayne King, Head of Security Services, Guy’s and St Thomas

Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP will be speaking at the Parliamentary Reception where she will be providing an overview of the government’s work to support local shops and the high streets on which they trade. Kelly Tolhurst MP is the Minister responsible for small businesses, labour markets, Post

Offices, the Retail Sector Council and entire retail sector.  

The Heart of the Community conference and Parliamentary Reception are free to attend for ACS members, but places are limited. For more information and to book your place, click here.

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