Among the Queen’s birthday honours was an OBE for Pargan Singh Cheema, Chief Executive of The Scottish Grocers’ Federation. Mr Cheema – known to friends and associates as Pete – was awarded the honour for services to Business, Community Cohesion and charity.
The Federation, based in Queensferry Road in Edinburgh, is the national trade association for the convenience store industry in Scotland and is the authoritative voice for the industry to both policy makers and the media. It currently has over 3,000 convenience stores in its membership.
Mr Cheema, 54, has been on the Federation’s National Executive for 17 years and is a former President. He has been Chief Executive of the SGF since March 2015.