In addition to the Group’s key stakeholders we have others with whom our Board and/or senior management interact regularly. We have a trusted team of professional advisers (for example, brokers, financial PR, accountancy firms and recruitment, environment and sustainability advisers); the majority of our stores are leasehold premises, and so we have relationships with many landlords; we have a number of supplier partners who provide services to us in logistics, technology and construction/store development.
We also have relationships with regulators, including Leicestershire and Charnwood County Councils with whom we have a Primary Authority relationship and other bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards and Environmental Health Officers. We also engage with national, regional and local media, and social media influencers. Our approach to all our stakeholders is to seek to build long-term relationships based on fairness and respect, and to meet our contractual obligations, consistent with our Code of Business Conduct and our shared values.