Neil Turton appointed non-exec director of Alliance Stores

Neil Turton, formerly managing director of Sugro UK, has been appointed as a non-executive director by Alliance Stores.

Alliance Stores is an independent, locally owned and managed retailer that started with one large out-of-town supermarket in Guernsey and subsequently expanded into convenience retail in Jersey, opening four stores. Supply partnerships with Waitrose in Jersey and Musgrave in Guernsey have recently been signed to improve Alliance’s offer alongside a historic membership of Nisa.

In total, Turton (pictured) has 35 years of experience of working in wholesale and retail, including 23 years at Nisa Retail where he was CEO. He was also previously chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores.

Alliance’s managing director Andrew Bagot commented: “Neil is a highly talented strategic business leader whose broad experience in the food retail industry will bring fresh perspective to the company, helping us to further develop and diversify our pan-island business.”

Turton added: “Being a non-executive director can mean many things. In this case, it’s about working with Andrew and his executive team to make sure we have the right industry visibility, profile, networks, supplier relationships, external partnerships and innovation.

“We will be working hard to ensure that, faced with rising costs of living on the Channel Islands like everywhere else, we offer the best proposition to our customers in both Jersey and Guernsey and develop a future-proof strategy.”

Published Date: May 11, 2022
Category: Wholesale Industry News