This month sees the launch of the Forecourt Trader Awards 2019. The most prestigious and respected awards in the UK’s petrol retailing calendar will again seek out the brightest and best in the industry those pushing the boundaries of hard work and innovation in the pursuit of excellence. This year we have a new principal sponsor Essar Oil (UK) and a great new venue. The competition will culminate in a glamorous ceremony in London at the stunning Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. All finalists will be invited.
There are many categories for everyone to enter, covering all types of forecourt operations, from rural to motorway sites, and 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. So go ahead and share the amazing work you and your team have done.
This is the chance to put your forecourt operation on the winners’ podium. The clock is ticking it’s time to take your place on the grid.
The 2019 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 aforementioned 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 Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
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: forecourttraderawards.co.uk.