Adrian has a wealth of experience
in the retail industry which began in 1974 when he worked part time at FW
Woolworths on the Isle of Man. After he had gained his MBA from Manchester
Business School in 1987 he worked for the UK defence team before he went back
to his retail roots.
In 1996 he opened his first retail
store and over the course of the next five years opened a total of six stores
throughout Merseyside and the Wirral. Adrian joined Nisa in 2004 and in 2006 he
worked closely with Nisa’s founder Dudley Ramsden and CEO Neil Turton to secure
the 2006 Competition Commission inquiry into the attempted monopolisation of
the UK grocery market by Tesco.
Adrian Costain argues that localisation of retail banking is key to balancing regional economies
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