In these unusual and challenging times, it’s even more important that we recognise and reward the amazing work that goes on within our industry. That’s why this month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader Awards 2020 delayed but still the most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s petrol retailing calendar. We will again seek out the brightest and best in the industry, especially in these strange times, those pushing the boundaries of hard work and innovation in the pursuit of excellence. This year we are pleased to announce a new principal sponsor Booker Retail Partners and a great new venue for the glamorous ceremony, the fabulous Royal Lancaster London. All finalists will be invited.

There are many categories for everyone to enter, covering all types of forecourt operations, from rural to motorway sites, plus many specialist categories. Your site doesn’t have to be the newest or the biggest it’s about being the best. It’s also about giving your staff the chance to earn the recognition they deserve.

This is the chance to put your forecourt operation in the spotlight.

The 2020 awards

Regardless of ownership or operational status, the main retailer categories will be grouped by two main criteria region and fuel volume.

Retailers can compete for the high-status title of being the Best Forecourt Retailer in one of six regions: Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northern England, Midlands, West Country and Wales, London and the South East.

There are two volume categories up to 4mpla and over 4mpla.

There will be two winners in each region representing the two volume categories.

There is a category for Best Motorway Services.

The overall Forecourt Trader of the Year winner will be chosen from the winners of the regional and motorway categories.

specialist categories

In addition to the main site awards, all retailers can submit entries for the following specialist categories:

Best Car Care & Lubricants Outlet

Best Coffee & Hot Beverages Outlet

Best Community Engagement

Best Customer Service

Best Design & Development

Best Food-to-Go Outlet

Best Forecourt Innovation

Best Forecourt Loo

Best Forecourt Team

Best Site Manager

Best Soft Drinks Outlet

Best Valeting Facilities

Why you should enter

The chance to win the most prestigious retailer award in the forecourt sector.

The opportunity to enjoy a great night out at the awards dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

A great event at which to network with friends, colleagues, suppliers and like-minded retailers.

Enjoy the prestige of being part of the industry event of the year.

As a winner you are able to use the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards logo in-store and on marketing material to help impress your customers.

Winners in all categories also benefit from coverage and publicity within Forecourt Trader magazine, newsletters and on our awards website:


Our big thanks go to this year’s sponsors, without whom the awards would not be possible, particularly our new principal sponsor, Booker Retail Partners. We would also like to welcome new category sponsors Greenergy and Lucozade Ribena Suntory.