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I am the MD of a third-generation independent family business, which has been serving the community of West Malling, Kent for over 65 years. In the late 1980s, the Forecourt Convenience Store was completely rebuilt and has since been redeveloped many times as trends in the industry have changed.
Having won the 1st Forecourt Trader of the Year award, we have since won several accolades, culminating in receiving the Best Convenience Store in the UK Award in 2014.
I am also the local Spar Guild representative and am now Deputy Chairman of the Meridian and Welsh Guild. Over the last 3 years, I have attended the RMIP as a PRAX committee member, offering my knowledge and expertise extending back to Parkfoot Garage Ltd origins.