All Awards articles – Page 6

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    King of the road

    2016-04-07T00:00:00Z

    This month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2016. Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the awards have long been established as the showcase for the petrol retailing industry recognising and rewarding those businesses at the leading edge of their profession that continue to thrive ...

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    Retailer champion

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    he Westmorland Family’s managing director/finance director Laurence King beat off stiff competition from Peter Bellini, Clive Sheppard, David Penny, Sharad Raja, and Raj and Aziz Patel to be named Forecourt Trader’s Retailer Champion. The special award was supported by the principal sponsor, Certas Energy, and was voted for by Forecourt ...

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    Best oil company initiative: winner

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Listen. Analyse. Act. This is the premise of Shell’s successful Tell Shell: UK Voice of the Customer programme. The aim of the initiative was to increase customer satisfaction. Customer feedback was gathered through the use of Tell Shell cards, newsletters and voice-of-the-customer analytics. Shell used it to create a Customer ...

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    Best oil company initiative: highly commended

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Jet believes its heritage is one of its greatest strengths and so wanted to celebrate its 60th anniversary in style. The oil company therefore devised a 12-month programme of activity with the aim of increasing footfall to its dealers’ sites; raising awarness of the Jet brand; engaging with customers ...

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    Best motorway services

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Gloucester Services on the M5 is a motorway services area like no other. It has two aims: to make local, quality food accessible and affordable, and to inject investment back into the surrounding community. So, instead of the usual franchises and fast food outlets, visitors find a farm shop stocked ...

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    Best valeting facilities

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    Highworth Filling Station’s state-of-the-art Aquashine-branded valeting area offers customers a car wash, two jet washes, two vacuums and two air water towers. All staff at the Wiltshire site have been trained in all of the Aquashine facilities, with a couple being championed as experts. Staff have been equipped with ...

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    Best forecourt fuel brand

    2016-03-04T00:00:00Z

    For the Best Forecourt Fuel Brand award, shopper research specialist HIM analysed the responses from more than 2,000 forecourt customers to discover which forecourt fuel brand they rated the highest. The customers were asked to rate the fuel brands against five main criteria: price value for money ...

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    Finest forecourts

    2016-02-01T00:00:00Z

    This month we focus on the West Country and Wales, London and the South East and three more specialist category winners west country wales: up to 4mlpa GH Lunn Son has been trading in Weare in Somerset since 1926, but a lot has changed since ...

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    Sites to be seen

    2016-01-12T00:00:00Z

    We catch up with more Forecourt Trader of the Year 2015 regional award winners as well as three from the specialist categories midlands: up to 4 mlpa Bought by the Cheema family in December 2013, Malcolm’s Stores Nisa Local in Coventry has benefited from substantial investment and ...

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    Premier performers

    2015-11-30T00:00:00Z

    scotland: up to 4 mlpa Penny Petroleum’s Auld Brig Filling Station in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, is open 24 hours a day to meet the needs of all its customers, including truckers. The Londis-branded shop is well known for its Costa Coffee offer and Country Choice hot food area, which has recently ...

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    Life in the fast lane

    2015-11-04T00:00:00Z

    As the room erupted in smoke, lights and applause when the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2015 was announced, a surprised and delighted Laurence King, managing director of Westmorland Ltd, went up on stage to collect the coveted trophy. It was the fifth time he had been up there ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...