• CWA welcomes measures to deter illegal car hand washes

  • The King’s Speech: Assaulting a shopworker to become a specific offence

  • Rob Exelby buys equipment in Shell Recharge proof of concept trial

  • TotalEnergies and SSE create EV charging company Source

  • FORECOURT TRADER AWARDS: Finalists announced for industry’s premier accolades

  • ​PRA lays down its wish list to new government

  • UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 Questions for Stuart Riding from Harvest Energy

  • Zuber Issa eyes land in Watford for new site

  • Retiring operator reluctantly puts forecourt with sea view on market

  • Co-op reveals ambitious forecourt plans as it signs franchise deal with Zuber Issa


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FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY: Risky business


Just the other day I was filling my car with petrol when the cashier called out over the loudspeaker system asking someone to stop using their mobile phone on the forecourt.


UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: 20 Questions for Stuart Riding from Harvest Energy


Stuart Riding prides himself on never having lost a dealer site since he joined Harvest Energy in January 2023. Maybe it is because he is always accessible with his phone “glued” to his hand, perhaps it is a result of being mentored by MFG’s Jim Mulheran, or could the reason be that he is an aspiring sumo wrestler!


COMMENT: How Labour can supercharge the transition to electric vehicles

2024-07-09T11:59:00+01:00By Asif Ghafoor

Reinstating plans for a 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars is not the only target the Labour government should commit to in driving forward electric vehicle adoption, argues Asif Ghafoor.

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SERVICE CENTRE: Refusing cash and banning customers

2024-07-05T11:35:00+01:00By Jac Roper

In this month’s Service Centre I talk about turning down cash and kicking customers out, which may sound contraindicated in your line of work but sometimes it’s the only way.


​PIT STOP: EG On The Move Saddle Inn Services, Preston


Our mystery shopper, on a mission to find lunch, visited one of Zuber Issa’s EG On The Move’s newest two sites, a knockdown rebuild on land occupied by a former pub, on a busy roundabout on a recently opened stretch of Preston’s Western Distributor road, Edith Rigby Way.


RETAILER PROFILE: The Frasers prepare for future without petrol


Cousins Nick and Jonathan Fraser are investing in their forecourt shops and valeting, and are on the look out for ‘dry’ locations, as well as acquiring neighbouring land to expand exisiting sites. This is their medium-term plan to futureproof their third generation family business, celebrating its 70th anniversary this September.

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