All Awards articles – Page 12

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    Specialist Categories: Best Customer Service - sponsored by Greenergy

    2014-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Personal service is oft quoted as the thing that sets independent retailers apart from the ’faceless’ grocery multiples, and that’s certainly true at David Charman’s Parkfoot Garage in West Malling, Kent where customers are definitely ’king’. David says the company strives to look after its staff, many of whom have ...

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    Nominate your loo for award

    2014-01-13T00:00:00Z

    It’s time to whip out those loo brushes and polish up your pans, because the competition to find the nation’s best forecourt loo is back following its successful launch last year, sponsored again by janitorial supplies specialist RS Sales and Distribution. The competition will again run via a Facebook campaign, ...

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    Best of the bunch

    2013-12-04T00:00:00Z

    scotland: up to 2.5mlpa D avid Penny, managing director of Penny Petroleum, says he’s delighted that the firm’s Auld Brig Services in Alloa was once again recognised at the Forecourt Trader Awards. He says: "It is thanks to the dedication from site staff and management that the high standards set ...

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

    2013-12-04T00:00:00Z

    The Hickson family took over the Spar/BP service station in Birchwood, Lincoln, just two and a half years ago. It was a knock-down rebuild and right from the start, the family made the decision that the 2,600sq ft Spar store would focus on its off licence offering. Managing director, Phil ...

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    Golden opportunity - Boost your chances of success at this year’s Forecourt Trader awards with our advice and top tips on how to enter

    2013-05-02T00:00:00Z

    A golden moment to treasure? It could be yours this year if you enter our awards and see how you measure up against other service stations in the race for the industry’s gold standard the Forecourt Trader of the Year Award. It will be presented at a glittering ceremony at ...

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    Driving to the top

    2013-04-05T00:00:00Z

    We’re at the starting grid for the launch of the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2013. 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 ...

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    Best Hot Beverage outlet - Costa Express

    2013-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Having a member of staff dedicated to the hot beverages category is the key to a successful coffee offer, says Lauramay Castle, who manages Moto’s Leigh Delamere east-bound forecourt on the M4 in Chippenham, Wiltshire. "Costa is such a big name and we have to live up to expectations and ...

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    Best site Manager - torex

    2013-03-07T00:00:00Z

    There are lots of things that make a successful forecourt manager but attention to detail is one of the main ones, says Jason Tamplin, who manages Symonds Forecourts’ Budgens of Wells in Somerset, the overall winning site in the 2012 awards. "You have to run the business like it’s your ...

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    Best Forecourt Loo 2013

    2013-02-25T00:00:00Z

    Never mind how slick your convenience offering is, do you know that toilets are the number one irritant to customers when it comes specifically to the forecourt shop, according to Palmer and Harvey/Him! research?To try and turn this rather unsavoury view into something more positive, Forecourt Trader, in conjunction with ...

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    Style and substance

    2013-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder but there’s no disputing the stunning design of Brobot Petroleum’s flagship Southern Gateway site in Corby, Northants. Indeed so stunning is the entire site, that it picked up the Best Design and Development accolade at last year’s Forecourt Trader of the ...

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    Master stroke

    2013-02-08T00:00:00Z

    west country & wales: 2.5mlpa plus Budgens of Wells in Somerset is not a forecourt to rest on its laurels. Having been named Forecourt Trader of the Year 2012 after scooping the award for Best West Country & Wales site in the 2.5mlpa plus category, as well as the manager ...

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    Best customer service

    2013-01-14T00:00:00Z

    Customer service at Red Tiles Service Station in Durham, which came out on top in the Best Customer Service specialist category, is all about personal attention and interaction with shoppers, says area manager Tony Middleton. The site is located on the outskirts of Durham close to a couple of villages ...

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    Supreme sites

    2012-12-17T00:00:00Z

    scotland: up to 2.5mlpa Auld Brig Service Station was gutted and redeveloped into a state-of-the-art forecourt last spring, and just six months’ later won the Best Scotland Site award. Located on a busy road connecting Alloa and Sterling in Clackmannanshire, the new site offers Gulf fuels, Londis c-store, a ...