Our Store Lookbook this week takes on a new look as we profile six very different businesses around the UK.

As RN discovers, their owners – who are competing to be elected as the NFRN’s next national deputy vice president – are as ambitious about store development as they are about political campaigning

This is the situation members of the NFRN face as they come together at the organisation’s annual conference next month to elect their future president.

Over the coming weeks, we will provide comprehensive coverage ahead of and live from the event, which includes speaking to each of the six candidates to discover why they believe they are the right person to lead the NFRN in 2019, how they plan to take the federation forward and where their priorities lie.

First, though, we decided to get to know those standing a little better as business owners. One thing they all share is a real passion for the industry and its future.

Yet, as you’ll see, each person’s business has found success in a very different way, meeting the needs of their own specific customer base.

It’s time to meet the candidates.

Kate Brown

John Parkinson

Stuart Reddish

Martin Mulligan

Muntazir Dipoti

Kamal Thaker