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    Forecourt Trader Awards ceremony to go ahead online as a virtual event

    2020-10-07T15:17:00Z

    The biggest event in the forecourt calendar, the Forecourt Trader Awards, is set to take place on January 14, 2021, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 regulations, and to avoid any uncertainty, it has been decided to make it a virtual event.

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    Spar Y Maes in Pwllheli crowned Convenience Retailer of the Year for 2020

    2020-09-30T14:25:00Z

    Spar Y Maes in Pwllheli has been crowned Convenience Retailer of the Year for 2020 at The Convenience Awards organised by William Reed Business Media’s conveniencestore.co.uk, Lumina Intelligence and The Grocer.

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    Awards deadline extended

    2020-08-26T14:40:00Z

    Struggling to get your entry in on time for this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards? Great news – we have extended the deadline by a few days to Tuesday, September 1. That gives you some extra time to put the finishing touches to your entry, to ensure you have the best chance of success at the industry’s most prestigious awards.

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    Let the good times roll...

    2020-05-12T00:00:00Z

    In these unusual and challenging times, it’s even more important that we recognise and reward the amazing work that goes on within our industry. That’s why this month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader Awards 2020 delayed but still the most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s petrol ...

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    Industry elite

    2020-03-10T00:00:00Z

    We finish our rollcall of 2019 award winners with Best Oil Company Initiative, Best Motorway Services site, the Special Recognition award plus three more from the specialist categories line-up Shell Jamie Oliver deli by Shell Shell enlisted the help of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to shake up ...

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    Best forecourt loo: Cairn Lodge Services Douglas, Lanark

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    As part of a site-wide renovation in 2018, Cairn Lodges’ toilet and shower facilities were re-done to provide clean, fresh and comfortable facilities for all its customers, no matter what their needs. In the forecourt part of the motorway services, there are two unisex toilet and shower rooms, one baby ...

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    Best forecourt team: Jet Jempson’s Express Peasmarsh, East Sussex

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Despite being a small rural forecourt and community hub, Jempson’s Express’ performance has gone from strength to strength over the past three years due, in no small part, to its outstanding level of customer service. The team of six staff live locally and are incredibly proud of the site’s success. ...

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    Best forecourt innovation: RaceTrack Autoport Services Glasgow

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    The owners of RaceTrack Autoport Services say they have taken a ’dying’ and ’unloved’ site, and totally transformed it both internally and externally. Their aim was to deliver a modern, high-end consumer experience with an aesthetic to match. The spacious shop boasts 50-plus LED screens, numerous projectors and LED strip ...

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    Up to 4mpla Loggerheads Garage Llanferres, Flintshire

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Loggerheads Garage is a delightful site situated in picturesque Llanferres in North Wales, which has recently benefited from a massive refurbishment by owners Ady and Brian Robinson. The shop was completely revamped to cater for customers’ changing needs and there was also a change in fuel brand to Essar and ...

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    More than 4mlpa Woolmer Service Station Borden, Hampshire

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    So much has been written about the excellent Woolmer Service Station site, which won the overall Forecourt Trader of the Year Award 2019, but there’s always more to add. It was the second overall win for the Garner family, who walked off with the Award back in 2014 for ...

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    Up to 4 MLPA MFG Brooklands Service Station Worthing, West Sussex

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Following a recent store development, MFG says the overall experience at Brooklands has changed beyond all recognition. Once you enter the Budgens shop, you are greeted with wide aisles and a comprehensive food offer. Gondola ends house ’Fantastic deals’ on lots of key items. The food-to-go section includes Bake ...

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    More than 4 MLPA Tout’s Budgens of Langford Langford, north Somerset

    2020-02-10T00:00:00Z

    Tout’s Budgens of Langford was established in 2000 by husband and wife team Phil and Lesley Tout. Since their ’retirement’, the business has remained in the family with the next generation Jon and Zena Tout taking over. As a local family-run business, Tout’s feels well-connected to its local communities and ...

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    Solid gold sites

    2020-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Our review of the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2019 awards continues with the regional winners from the Midlands and the North, plus three more specialist category champions Up to 4 MLPA Spar Newark Newark, Nottingham Spar Newark is a great-looking forecourt with its dual Spar and Jet branding. ...

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    Meet the winners

    2019-12-16T00:00:00Z

    We begin our review of the 2019 Forecourt Trader Award winners: this month we cover the regional victors from Scotland and Northern Ireland, plus three from the 12 specialist categories Up to 4 MLPA RaceTrack Autoport Services Glasgow, Lanarkshire If you see a colourful glow in the Paisley Road ...

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    Onwards and upwards

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    As the final winner was announced at September’s glamorous Forecourt Trader Awards ceremony, the Garner Group’s table could not have been more shocked. "We were absolutely flabbergasted to win," says director Tim Garner. "We didn’t think we’d won at all there seemed to be so many other worthy winners. ...

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    Top honours for retailers nationwide

    2019-10-10T00:00:00Z

    It was a fabulous family affair as the Garner Group took top honours for the second time in five years at this year’s Forecourt Trader Awards ceremony, which was celebrated in grand style at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. Awards host Matt Dawson TV presenter and World Cup Rugby ...

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    Nominate your choice for Special Recognition Award

    2019-05-17T00:00:00Z

    We are seeking nominations for Forecourt Trader of the Year’s ’Special Recognition’ award, which is run in conjunction with principal sponsor, Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, and is voted for by the readers of Forecourt Trader. The category aims to highlight the person/people who are setting standards, blazing a trail, or ...

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    How to be a winner

    2019-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The Forecourt Trader of the Year Award will be presented at a glittering ceremony at the Park Plaza, Westminster, London on Thursday, September 12, along with many other awards, which recognise the high standards of operation in the fuel retailing sector. But will it be you up on the winners’ ...

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    Lights out and away we go!

    2019-04-08T00:00:00Z

    This month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader Awards 2019. The most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s petrol retailing calendar will again seek out the brightest and best in the industry those pushing the boundaries of hard work and innovation in the pursuit of excellence. This year ...

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    Top of the class

    2019-03-11T00:00:00Z

    winner Shell Go Home Well Staff research gave Shell a real understanding of just how ’health and safety’ was being perceived on its forecourts, and the negative connotations that came along with it. The company recognised that the phrase health and safety had become synonymous with red ...