Stuart Reddish – National President 2019 – 2021

I have been involved in the independent retail sector for almost all my life! I started out as a paperboy and then worked in a multiple store while still at school. In 1982 I opened my first newsagents in Chesterfield. I sold that shop earlier this year and now own a mains post office in Sheffield which is one of the biggest delivery agents in the area. I have been an NFRN member ever since I opened the shop.  Because I was completely new to the trade, I wanted to learn more from my peers – and I did. I have been Yorkshire president, a national councillor and, what might surprise some, is that until I became National President I had never sat on the NEC!  I have, however, been the only member ever to work at head office for over a year when I helped to found the NFRN Awards and CTN World and was events chairman nationally. I have always been busy at branch level – serving as secretary for the Chesterfield and Sheffield branches and sitting on working parties for members and provincial publishers. I am a members’ person so put you first above everything else. I am not afraid to speak my mind and take on anyone or any industry issue. Since becoming National President in 2019 I have also been doing everything I can to find new ways of putting money in your tills by making you money, saving you money and making trading so much easier. Because of Covid-19 and the cancellation of this year’s Annual Conference, I will remain as your National President for another year.



Annual Conference 2020 Cancelled

This week NFRN members should have assembled in Bournemouth for the Federation's 2020 Annual Conference but these are far from normal...