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Muntazir Dipoti – National President

I am better known as Monty and I own Todmorden News Centre in West Yorkshire, a newsagents specialising in magazines, confectionery and stationery. My first taste of retailing began in 1995 when I worked part-time in the family business. I had a gap when I went to college and university and then worked for a few other firms, before coming back to the family business and then taking it over.

I have been actively involved with the Fed for more than 10 years. As well as serving on the NEC, I was national deputy vice president in 2018 and national vice president in 2019.

Shahid Razzaq – National Vice President

My name is Mo Razzaq, I have been in business for over 32 years, I originally ran a small store in the town of Blantyre, we built the business up.  Later in 2013, we opened our current store, Family Shopper which has a post office, Subway and Dessert Bar which we called Roxy’s Desserts.  I have been in the NEC (National Executive Committee) from July 2019 and a member of Fed for a number of years.

Hetal Patel – National Deputy Vice President

My retail journey began in 1998 in South Wales, with a newsagents. I joined the Fed that same year. After five years, I took a break from retailing. In 2004, I took over my shop in Maidenhead and rejoined the Fed, being active within the Windsor and Maidenhead Branch (now Bucks and Berks). Three times I have been its president and also its trustee.

Since 2015, I have served as a London district councillor. I sit on the London district executive and in 2018 was elected district president. I am a national councillor and sit on the national finance committee.

Jason Birks – Immediate Past President

I have been in my current business as a convenience store for 26 years currently trading under the Booker Premier Facia. We have made a constant evolution moving forwards by adapting to changes in consumer trends and specialising in vape products for the last four years. I enjoy helping members solve issues and striving to making the Federation better for all members moving forward.