All Awards articles – Page 11

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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 ...

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    london & south east: up to 2.5mlpa

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    The impressive Portsbridge Service Station in Cosham, Portsmouth, was so good that it also took our top prize of Forecourt Trader of the Year 2014.Having closed in August 2013, the site was rebuilt and re-opened in April 2014 complete with a 2,200sq ft Nisa-branded convenience store and state-of-the-art forecourt facilities. ...

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    Ahead of the competition

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Midlands: up to 2.5mlpaPinda and Paul Cheema have had plenty of success running award- winning local stores and now they have proved they can win in the forecourt sector too with their Texaco site at Tile HIll, Coventry.When they took over the site in December 2013 it was their first ...

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    Best Forecourt Loo 2015

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    It’s great to see so many of you offering excellent toilet facilities. But it’s no huge surprise really when you consider that most sites nowadays have a convenience store in addition to their forecourt facilities, and an added convenience is that forecourt loo.It’s definitely something that’s appreciated at our first-ever ...

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    Forecourt Trader of the year awards 2014

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    best Design and Development sponsored by Harvest EnergyCarsley Group bought Wyboston Service Station two years ago with the intention of demolishing it and re-building a "state-of-the-art" petrol station. It closed in August 2013 and reopened in February 2014.Director David Court says: "We designed the site to be an eye-opener ...

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    The best in class

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    scotland: up to 2.5mlpaPenny Petroleum achieved a hat-trick of wins for the Auld Brig Services, with the third successive victory in this category since it was opened in January 2012.The site is situated on a busy main route between Alloa and Stirling and the forecourt provides a wide range of ...

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    Best site with a licence to sell alcohol - sponsored by heineken

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    As part of a major refurbishment of Grandstand Services at Morpeth, Northumberland, Penny Petroleum took the opportunity to diversify and open a new wine cellar at the site. The section has a comprehensive alcohol range, with a local feel enhanced with local brands. It includes a new theme, known as ...

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    Glorious Garners

    2014-11-19T00:00:00Z

    There’s no doubt the team at Portsbridge Service Station in Cosham, Portsmouth, are absolutely delighted to have won this year’s most prestigious fuel retailing prize Forecourt Trader of the Year. And having read their story in Forecourt Trader earlier in the year (see June 2014 issue), many people in ...

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    Vote for your champion

    2014-08-13T00:00:00Z

    The hunt is on for this year’s Retailer Champion, the special Forecourt Trader of the Year award that’s sponsored by Palmer & Harvey. You can let us know who you think should win this prestigious award by voting online now. We’d like you to vote for the person who you ...

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    Shooting for the top

    2014-05-08T00:00:00Z

    It’s time to compete for the most prestigious trophy in your field, to prepare your team and ensure you have the right tactics to be a worthy winner. The Forecourt Trader of the Year Award will be presented at a glittering ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on ...

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    Leading the field

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    This month we’re kicking off the launch of the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2014. 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 ...

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    Cornish site wins top loo prize

    2014-04-03T00:00:00Z

    Bodmin Moor Services in Cornwall, owned by Top 50 Indie the Chartman Group, was the winner of the UK’s Best Forecourt Loo 2014. The award was presented at this week’s National Convenience Show at the NEC by James Hayfield, sales director of the campaign’s sponsor, RS Sales & Distribution. Chartman ...

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    Spreading best practice

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Oil Company initiative: certas energyCertas Energy won the Oil Company Initiative award for its SuperStation competition. SuperStation was introduced in 2012 with three main objectives: reinforce the retail credentials of the then GB Oils as a relatively new supplier within the marketplace but one with ambitious plans for growth; signal ...

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    Best Site Manager - sponsored by Him

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Staff who nominated Jonathan Fraser of Frasers Budgens in Yarnton for the Best Site Manager award said his love of the shop was infectious, so much so that it rubs off on them.Sarah Clacher, who works in the Subway on the Yarnton site, says staff all feel valued and important."Jonathan’s ...

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    Winners’ circle

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    West Country & Wales: 2.5mlpa plusThe new-to-industry Budgens Marlborough site hit the ground running by gaining publicity from a Dragon’s Den-style evening. This saw charities pitch to win a share of £6,000. Fraser’s Retail group operations manager, Mark Wilson, says: "Over 200 locals turned up so it was the perfect ...

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    Best Food-to-go Outlet - sponsored by Rollover

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    You name it, and Euro Garages’ Calder Park Service Station has got it when it comes to food-to-go. There’s a Starbucks, which has a dedicated drive-thru lane that’s a big hit with busy commuters. The Spar store includes a Subway which, as well as conventional seating, has an adjoining lounge ...

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    On the map

    2014-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Midlands: up to 2.5mlpa In 2012, family-run Hockmeyer Motors in Holdingham, Leicestershire took a huge leap by turning its back on 40 years of car sales knocking through into the car showroom and extending the Spar store to 2,100sq ft. Rachael Hockmeyer (pictured) says before making the decision, the family ...