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GroceryAid Names New President

PUBLISHED: 12 Oct 2021

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Allan Leighton, Chairman of the Co-operative Group, BrewDog and Pizza Express has been appointed as President of GroceryAid, the grocery industry charity, by its Board of Trustees, effective from 1st January 2022.

Allan Leighton commented, “The grocery trade has been a huge part of my life since I was a child, and I was honoured to be asked to take on this vital role.  As we emerge from Covid, I plan to work with the GroceryAid team to ensure the charity is there for all colleagues in those times when they need our support. I look forward to building on the excellent momentum generated by my predecessors.”

Allan will succeed Charles Wilson who will complete his tenure as GroceryAid President in December 2021.

Charles Wilson noted, “It has been a pleasure to serve as GroceryAid President for these past two years. The charity is very dear to my heart, and I am delighted to be handing over to such a capable successor as Allan. I know he is equally determined that we continue to work with colleagues across the supply chain to ensure we support grocery people in need as effectively as possible.”

GroceryAid Chairman Ruston Smith said, “This is excellent news for GroceryAid. The Trustee Board is delighted that we will benefit from the considerable energy, insight and expertise of Allan. We will remain forever grateful for the very special contribution made by Charles leading us through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We are very fortunate to continue to have such revered industry leaders, as our President, as part of our succession plan.”

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Grief is a natural response to loss. The immediate feeling can be overwhelming and can lead to a
lot of uncertainty.

All grocery employees can benefit from our FREE self-guided exercises here: http://bit.ly/3xccJoA

or CALL 08088 021 122

#groceryaid #griefawarenessweek

The winter months can be a difficult time for some, with the holiday season bringing feelings of loneliness, money worries and relationship stress.

@groceryaid can support you and your colleagues.

Discover our monthly assets here: http://bit.ly/3HUUIQC

#groceryaid #winter

SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday 26th April 2022 marks GroceryAid Day, a time for the whole industry to come together sharing, educating and raising awareness of the support we offer as the industry charity.

Keep it in the diary here: http://evt.to/ssogimiw

#groceryaid #GAday