Longworth takes the helm at BCC

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The Independent Online

John Longworth, a veteran retailer, has been named as the new director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, taking over from David Frost, who has run the business organisation since 2003. Mr Longworth has held posts as a senior executive at Asda and Tesco, and is also non-executive director of the Co-operative Group Food Ltd and Nichols plc.

He is also a member of the Competition Commission, and is active in both social enterprise and a Midlands-based venture capital-backed company, SVA.