All Awards articles – Page 7

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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    Forecourt’s finest

    2015-02-02T00:00:00Z

    west country wales: 2.5mlpa plus Clive 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Ahead of the competition

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Midlands: up to 2.5mlpa Pinda 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 ...

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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 ...

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    Forecourt Trader of the year awards 2014

    2015-01-19T00:00:00Z

    best Design and Development sponsored by Harvest Energy Carsley 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 ...

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    The best in class

    2014-12-03T00:00:00Z

    scotland: up to 2.5mlpa Penny 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...