Findon Village Store

Run by the Community for the Community




Phone: 01903 877110


Store Opening Hours:
Mon to Sat   07:00 - 19:00  Sunday  07:00 - 12:00

Post Office Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri  08:30 - 17:30 Sat 08:30 - 12:30

Sun 08:30 - 12 noon

The Management Committee


The Store and Post Office is owned and run by Findon Village Collective Ltd (FVC). A management committee has been elected by shareholders, to develop and manage the business on their behalf. The Management Committee comprises:


Chairman: Steve Smith

Steve is a retired Partner within the Global Consulting Services division of a major USA Corporation. He has held many senior roles and has a considerable wealth of experience in business management. He has focussed on growth, profitability, operational and performance improvement, across many sectors and particularly in retail. He has managed everything from small consulting teams to thousands of staff involved in outsourcing of IT and business processing. Steve is committed to making the shop the very best it can be for the community it serves.


Treasurer: Alan Holmes

Alan is a retired Chartered Accountant and was an audit partner in mid-tier National Partnerships for over 30 years. After retiring from this role he spent 6 years working with a small accounting practice providing a full range of services to mainly one-man companies before finally unplugging his adding machine!!


Company Secretary: Jan Vandevelde (resigning June 2019)

Most of Jan’s career has been in corporate governance, risk and claims management. She has a post-graduate Diploma and a Masters in Law. She now works as a teacher, book editor, and as an exam reader for dyslexic students. Jan and her family have lived in Findon since 1994, and see the shop and post office as an essential part of village life.


Buildings Advisor: Stephen Porti

Stephen Porti is a landowner and organic farmer. He came on board to look after the fabric of the building, including the flat above the shop. Stephen’s comment on why he is involved with the management committee was: “I was overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of all those involved with the purchase and regeneration of the shop, and wanted to be part of it.”


Branding, Promotions, Product Selection and Sourcing: Becky Fagan

Becky is a creative retailer who ran her own floristry business for many years. She is determined to ensure that the shop is successful by blending traditional values with a modern retailing outlook that will meet the needs of as many villagers as possible.


Advertising, PR and Communications:  Jo O’Dell

Jo is a previous owner of the Post Office and Shop, which, until she left, was a profitable venture. The Committee now draws on her excellent experience and retail advice. Jo lives in the village and, despite working full-time in London, still manages to work in the shop on a voluntary basis from time to time, as well as leading on PR and Communications Strategy.



Registered Name & Address:

Findon Village Collective Ltd
Findon Village Store
Horsham Road
BN14 0TF

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