All Awards articles – Page 10

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    Night of the stars as industry parties

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Gloucester Services became the first motorway site to win the top prize at the prestigious Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards, held last month at the London Hilton Park Lane. On a sell-out glittering night hosted by TV celebrity Alexander Armstrong, and with a space-themed backdrop, Laurence King, managing director ...

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    FORECOURT TRADER OF THE YEAR 2015

    2015-09-28T00:00:00Z

    Gloucester Services was built by Westmorland Ltd, a Cumbrian-based, family-run company dedicated to local food, farming and the surrounding community. It has sites on the M6 in Cumbria Tebay Services, north and southbound; Junction 38 Services; and the Rheghed Centre. Gloucester Services is the antithesis of a traditional motorway services ...

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    Let battle commence

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Is your forecourt business a force to be reckoned with? Are you ready to battle it out with the other stars in the forecourt universe for the supreme victory? The Forecourt Trader of the Year Award will be presented at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane ...

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    Station wins P&H award

    2015-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Stuart Mackie of Buchandyke Filling Station in East Kilbride, Scotland, won the Retailer of the Year Award at last month’s annual Pro-retail Awards in Telford, organised by wholesaler Palmer and Harvey. The award was presented by managing director Martyn Ward. Stuart emerged the winner having increased in-store sales by 14.6% ...

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    Search for a star

    2015-04-07T00:00:00Z

    This month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2015. The awards are the showcase for the petrol retailing industry recognising and rewarding those businesses at the leading edge of their profession that continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive world. The awards are a ...

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    Certas to sponsor awards

    2015-04-07T00:00:00Z

    Certas Energy, the largest supplier to independent forecourts in the UK, is the new principal sponsor of the prestigious Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards which take place in September at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Established in 1996 to reward excellence in the petrol retailing sector, the ...

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    Oil company initiative: highly commended - Jet

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Jet’s service and standards programme, Proud to be Jet, launched in 2014 and is intended to inspire its independent dealer network to improve their customers’ experience, to generate greater footfall and volumes. The scheme is based around annual site compliance audits carried out for Jet by Suresite, which scores the ...

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    Retailer champion of the year: Michael O’Loughlin

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Petrogas Group UK, which is led by managing director Michael O’Loughlin, has grown rapidly. In last year’s Top 50 Indies the company had nearly doubled site numbers in a year, increasing from 23 to 42 and leaping from 11th to sixth in the ranking. It has maintained the expansion this ...

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    Favourite forecourt brand: Greggs

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    A new award this year, which was sponsored by Him, was for consumers’ favourite forecourt brand. Him carried out the research for this award, questioning hundreds of consumers about their favourite forecourt brand. Blake Gladman, research director at Him, commented: "We are delighted to be supporting the Forecourt Trader awards ...

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    Best oil company initiative: winner - Valero

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Valero won the Oil Company Initiative award for its multi-million pound investment in improvements to the Manchester Terminal and Mainline Pipeline. In 2013, Valero re-opened the Manchester Terminal and re-commissioned the northern leg of the Mainline pipeline connecting Manchester to the Pembroke refinery. Valero said that the pipeline provided security ...

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    Best tobacco outlet - sponsored by JTI

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    NJB Services’ Askern Service Station at Doncaster in South Yorkshire was a multiple award winner on the night with the prizes for Best Car Care and Lubricants Outlet and Best Soft Drinks Outlet as well as Best Tobacco Outlet. The judges said the gantry was well stocked, with clear communication ...

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    Best valeting facilities - sponsored by wilcomatic

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    The judges were full of praise for the car washing facilities provided at Fraser’s Retail’s Budgens of Marlborough site in Wiltshire. They said they could see why customers head straight for this site when their vehicles are in need of some TLC. There are many well-presented facilities to enjoy, starting ...

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    Best use of retail technology - sponsored by RS Sales

    2015-03-06T00:00:00Z

    HKS was able to demonstrate that the implementation of retail technology at its Whitwick site in Leicestershire had helped increase gross shop margin so the payback on investment in the system would be achieved within two years. HKS Whitwick was using the Micros SQL Prism 2 system and said the ...

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    Forecourt’s finest

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    west country & wales: 2.5mlpa plusClive Sheppard from the Winning Post Service Station in Exeter says the site is characterised by attention to detail across all aspects of the operation to ensure that customers leave with a smile on their faces.Clive was the one smiling last September having picked ...

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    iPad mini prize as we flush out the Best Forecourt Loo

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    An iPad Mini has been announced as the prize for the Best Forecourt Loo competition, which this year is being sponsored by pump-top promotions specialist Fast Trak. The competition will once again run via a Facebook campaign. All you have to do is send us your nominations with relevant photography ...

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    best hot beverages outlet - sponsored by Costa express

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    BP’s Wild Bean Café has prided itself on its coffee offering for more than a decade but last year it decided to refresh its offer.The relaunch looked at all aspects of the offer from the way it is sign-posted to consumers and new training for the staff to widening ...

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    best site manager - sponsored by Jet

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Richard Williams has worked his way through the ranks during his 14 years at Brobot Petroleum, starting as a cashier and progressing to assistant manager and through management training before he was given his first opportunity to manageone of the group’s smaller stores.He strengthened the team and remerchandised the store, ...

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    best soft drinks outlet - sponsored by Coca-cola enterprises

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    NJB Services showed a high standard in its merchandising, winning the award for the Best Car Car and Lubricants Outlet and Best Tobacco Outlet as well as the Best Soft Drinks Outlet.The relatively higher margins available on soft drinks together with a brisk turnover, particularly in the warmer summer months, ...

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    west country & wales: up to 2.5mlpa

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Dingle Hill Service Station in Colwyn Bay has been the subject of significant investment in the past year or so, in a bid to serve all members of the local community. Its attributes include a fully refurbished Mace store.Joe Brough, sales director of Manor Service Stations, says: "Dingle Hill is ...

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    london & south east: 2.5mlpa plus

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Winning awards has become something of a habit for David Charman and his Parkfoot Garage in West Malling, Kent.The site won the first Forecourt Trader of the Year award in 1996, and after an extension and refit in early 2013, it won this category in the 2013 awards. In March ...