Spar UK managing director Jerry Marwood has been appointed a patron of Skillsmart Retail. Marwood, who is also chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores, will act as an ambassador for the sector skills council alongside other key industry figures including Tesco chief executive Terry Leahy and Marks and Spencer's Stuart Rose.
Skillsmart Retail chief executive Anne Seaman said: "We are delighted to have added such a well-respected business leader to our patrons. Jerry Marwood has extensive knowledge that will offer a deep insight into the industry."