Limerick Spar owner appointed to the National Council of SPAR Retailers

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Damien West

Damien West, operator of three SPAR stores one of which is based in Limerick, has been elected to the National Council of SPAR Retailers (NCSR) until 2020.

Damien currently employs over 30 staff full-time and part-time across his group of stores, including SPAR University of Limerick, SPAR Drumroe and SPAR Rochfortbridge and has been operating in the convenience retail business for over 26 years.

The NCSR is made up of 13 SPAR retailers representing over 400 stores from around the country from a mixture of urban and rural settings who play a key role in the success and development of the SPAR brand in Ireland. The members serve for two years and as part of their role, council members help develop SPAR Ireland’s overall plan by regularly meeting with management of BWG Foods, owners and operators of the SPAR and SPAR Express brands in Ireland.

Damien said, “I am honoured to have been elected to the National Council of SPAR Retailers. Our term in office is ensuring all SPAR and SPAR Express retailers’ voices are heard and to make sure their feedback and insights are communicated to BWG management to drive the overall SPAR brand throughout the year. Together we can make SPAR and SPAR Express stronger than ever.”

Speaking at the announcement of the new National Council of SPAR Retailers, SPAR Sales Director Colin Donnelly thanked those members entering their second year on the council for their service and wished the incoming members well during their term of office.

“The NCSR plays a key role in the success and development of the SPAR brand in Ireland,” said Colin.

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“These 13 retailers have been nominated from all across the country to represent you, SPAR and SPAR Express independent local retailers. They provide a vital function in helping develop SPAR Ireland’s overall plan through their regular meetings with management of BWG Foods.

“I want to take this opportunity to welcome the new members of the National Council of SPAR Retailers and to thank those entering their second year for their ongoing service.” Mr. Donnelly concluded.

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