Retail Activist: AO's John Roberts on bringing kids OnSide

John Roberts

John Roberts’ mission to give young people ‘somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to’ makes him a worthy winner.

Now in its second year, the Retail Activist Award was introduced to highlight the great contribution that retailers make to society through the efforts of those who have personally championed a cause or spearheaded a campaign that shows great corporate citizenship.

All of the shortlisted candidates are listed here, in the spirit of the award, but the winner is John Roberts, founder and chief executive of electricals etailer AO.com.

Roberts was recognised for his support for young people as chair of OnSide Youth Zones, which provides young people with safe, affordable and inspiring places to go in their leisure time.

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