About Us

The Minerva History

Formed in 1990 Minerva has since become an established proactive buying group in the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland. We work with an impressive and growing retail membership in addition to a world-wide supplier base.

Our office is based in Corsham, Wiltshire. 

The Team

The management team work closely with an elected Board of Directors, all of whom are Minerva retail Members.

Roy Beagent

Group Business manager

Joined: September 2001

Likes: Travelling, sincere people and football (ex-player/manager).

Dislikes: People hogging the middle lane on motorways and queuing.

Hobbies: Family activities, long distance cycling and learning new languages.

Favourite Holiday: Exploring Europe, especially France.

Amanda Marshall


Joined: January 2008

Likes: Spending quality time with my husband, family get-togethers over a roast dinner, musical shows, cinema and fine dining.

Dislikes: Creepy crawlies and scallops.

Hobbies: Baking, meeting up with friends, reading, walking.

Favourite Holiday: Disneyland Florida (Visited 3 times).

Faye Burbidge

Administration Manager

Joined: May 2016

Likes: Proscecco & sunshine.

Dislikes: ‘Well done’ steak, poor email etiquette and being late.

Hobbies: I have a 2 toddlers…..no time for hobbies.

Favourite Holiday: Cape Verde.

Gillian Smith


Joined: February 2019




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Whether you are a independent retailer interested in becoming a member or a supplier wishing to be part of our network, we would love to hear from you.