Stanley Morrice is former MD of Aberness Group, the Scottish Mace wholesale and retail business, and one of convenience retailing's highest-profile figures. After he sold Aberness to Somerfield three years ago, and Palmer & Harvey McLane acquired the rights to the Mace name, Morrice was

legally obliged to step out of the retail spotlight for a while. He became non-executive chairman of HIM consultancy, a director of Scottish Enterprise Grampian and did consultancy work before launching his new venture.