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HKS Sandringham
HKS Sandringham
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HKS Retail listed in Sunday Times Top Track 250

Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, part of the HKS Holdings Limited group, is a new entrant this year in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 - the league table which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

launderette facilities

Sewell on the go adds launderette facilities

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has introduced an outdoor launderette for customers at its Chanterlands Avenue site in West Hull.

Applegreen raises more cash for investment

Applegreen says it is well placed to invest in further growth opportunities after it raised €46.9m (£41.1m) with a new placing of shares.

Karen Dickens, chief executive of MRH
Karen Dickens, chief executive of MRH
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MRH adds five sites with purchase of Peregrine

MRH has acquired Peregrine Retail Limited - which operates five sites in the South West of England - as part of its strategic objective to expand its presence across the UK.

MFG CEO Jeremy Clarke

MFG buys three companies and adds 17 sites

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is expanding its network to 422 stations with the completed acquisition of four stations each from FW Kerridge and Burns & Co, and an exchange of contracts with fellow Top 50 Indie Manor Service Stations for nine stations, with completion scheduled to take place in early October.

Electric charger on forecourt

MFG to roll out rapid electric chargers

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has signed a partnership deal with ChargePoint Services for the roll-out of forecourt electric vehicle charging across its UK network.

Symonds Forecourts chief executive Jeremy Symonds
Symonds Forecourts chief executive Jeremy Symonds
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Symonds Forecourts wins approval for its tenth site

Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts has won planning approval for a new site, which will bring its total number of forecourts to 10.

Sainsbury's Parkham filling station, Brixham

Rontec redevelops sites in deal with Sainsbury's

A new Sainsbury’s service station in Brixham, Devon, on which Rontec acted as development manager, is now open for business.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens
MRH chief executive Karen Dickens
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MRH expands in Channels Islands with acquisitions

MRH has expanded its presence in the Channel Islands with the acquisition of two businesses.

police tape

Lorry crashes into Top 50 Indie site

A site owned by a Top 50 Indie had a lucky escape when an HGV crashed into its forecourt, just missing the pumps, after a head-on collision with another lorry.

Applegreen site

Applegreen opens its 10th Chopstix restaurant

Applegreen officially opened its 10th Chopstix quickservice restaurant on Monday August 14.

Euro Garages logo

Euro Garages company lodges planning application

A development company set up by Euro Garages bosses Zuber and Moshin Issa, Monte Blackburn Ltd, has applied for planning permission for a petrol station, coffee shop and restaurant on a site north of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire.

Bob Etchingham Chief Executive Officer Applegreen

Applegreen buys seven sites from Carsley Group

Applegreen has reached agreement to acquire a network of seven sites from its fellow Top 50 Indie Carsley Group, consisting of six service areas and one petrol filling station in the UK. The service area sites are predominantly located on the major arterial route of the A1 (M).

From left: Sewell Alex Bilton (manager at Cottingham Sewell on the go, Robert McMillan (Volunteer for Humberside Police who promotes the scheme), Patrick Sewell (Managing Director of Sewell on the go) and Sergeant Mike
Sewell Alex Bilton (manager at Cottingham Sewell on the go, Robert McMillan (Volunteer for Humberside Police who promotes the scheme), Patrick Sewell and Sergeant Mike
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Sewell on the go offers vulnerable people safety

People who feel lost, confused or frightened can now seek help from Sewell on the go staff after the business gave its backing to a new scheme supporting vulnerable members of the community.

Euro Garages logo

EC approves deal for 1,176 Italian sites by Euro Garages’ parent

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of 1,176 Italian fuel stations by Euro Garages’ parent company Intervias Group.

MRH chief executive Karen Dickens
MRH chief executive Karen Dickens
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MRH adds a further two sites with South Yorkshire acquisition

The UK’s largest independent service station operator MRH has added a further two sites to its estate with the acquisition of Mitha Forecourts, based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Chartman Winning Post

Chartman wins planning approval for HGV forecourt

West Country Top 50 Indie Chartman Group has won planning permission for a new HGV forecourt at its flagship Winning Post site on the A38 at Haldon Hill site (above), in Devon.

The redeveloped MRH Hatton Cross site

MRH rolls out pilots for new formats to three more sites

MRH has opened three further sites as part of its trial of a number of new service station store formats and customer offers across the UK.

Tudor Auto's sites

Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group buys Bromley site

Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group has bought Tudor Autos, a BP-branded petrol filling station in Bromley, Kent.

Chartman team celebrate completion of road scheme

The end of two years of road closures and traffic snarl ups, resulting from an A30 Cornwall road improvement scheme, was celebrated last weekend by staff and customers at the Esso and Spar branded Bodmin Moor Services.

police officer rear view

Ram raiders smash their way into Essex site

Ram raiders in balaclavas attempted to steal a cash machine from a petrol station in Essex using a stolen flat-bed lorry.

Refuel & Go's Whitecourt team with Shell Dealer Account Manager Fiona Dixon

Refuel & Go creates theatre with Wacky Races theme

Top 50 Indie Refuel & Go featured Wacky Races’ Dick Dastardly on its forecourt for the Shell Lucky Pump Day at its Whitecourt Service Station, Black Notley, Braintree in Essex.

HKS Sandringham
HKS's Sandringham site
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HKS chooses TLM head office system

TLM Technologies has announced the deployment of its Evo Head Office solution with Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, for the management of seven of its recently acquired sites.

Euro Garages chooses US software to control pricing

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has selected PriceAdvantage software to execute its fuel pricing strategies as well as eliminate manual fuel price processes among its expanding portfolio of 341 sites located throughout mainland UK.

Forecourt Eye recovers cash for Sewell on the go

A new paperless system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go to achieve a fuel cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment.

Polymer Logistics retail ready packagiing in Sewell on the go store

Polymer packaging rolls out at Sewell on the go

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”.

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.5363.90127.17119.00
East Midlands120.03127.76118.80
London120.3757.90128.81118.85
North East119.80129.71118.46
North West120.19127.87118.63
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Wales120.0459.90126.47118.61
West Midlands120.0865.90128.12118.84
Yorkshire & Humber119.73127.02118.57

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