All Euro Garages articles – Page 10

  • Euro Garages on expansion trail in the wake of buoyant trading and £110m funding agreement

    Euro Garages on expansion trail in the wake of buoyant trading and £110m funding agreement


    Euro Garages, the privately owned forecourt retail group chaired by former Asda chief executive Andy Bond, has reported continued growth in sales and profits and announced a £110m funding agreement to step up its site acquisition programme. In its latest annual trading update, the Blackburn-based group ...

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    Euro Garages opens £12.3m M61 site


    Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has completed the redevelopment of Rivington Services on the M61. Previously called Bolton West Services. the £12.3m project represents the group’s biggest investment to date. The Blackburn-based group, which operates a portfolio of 70 freehold-owned sites, made the move into the motorway services market when ...

  • Euro Garages completes £12.3m M61 motorway services project

    Euro Garages completes £12.3m M61 motorway services project


    Euro Garages, one of the UK’s largest independent operators of petrol forecourts and convenience stores, has completed the redevelopment of Rivington Services on the M61, previously called Bolton West Services. The £12.3 million project represents Euro Garages’ biggest investment to date. The Blackburn-based group, which operates a portfolio ...

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    Former Asda boss Bond joins top indie Euro Garages


    Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has appointed the former chairman and CEO of Asda as executive chairman. Andy Bond has invested an undisclosed sum in the business alongside Mohsin and Zuber Issa. Euro Garages operates 70 freehold sites across the North of England and the Midlands, has ...

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    Former Asda CEO joins Euro Garages


    Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has appointed the former chairman and CEO of ASDA as executive chairman. Andy Bond will make an undisclosed investment in the business alongside owners Mohsin and Zuber Issa, who founded the company in 2001 with a single petrol filling station in Bury, Lancashire. Euro Garages ...

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    Euro Garages boss in line for business award


    Top 50 Indie boss Mohsin Issa, director of Euro Garages, has been shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Growing Business Awards 2010. This particular award is sponsored by Coutts and judges are looking for “outstanding entrepreneurs whose vision, charisma and achievements merit national ...

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    Euro Garages upgrades to Access payroll system


    Euro Garages is to use the Access SelectPay solution to manage its payroll. Software solutions provider Access said that the Top Indie retailer, whose partners include Burger King, Spar and Starbucks, had been looking for an alternative system that would simplify its payroll needs and provide better control and ...

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    Euro Garages opens ’drive-thru’ Starbucks


    Euro Garages has opened a ’drive-thru’ Starbucks coffee store at one of its forecourts in Wales. The Blackburn-based independent retailer said it had signed a licensing deal with Starbucks to open up to 30 such coffee stores in the UK – some on forecourts, some as standalone outlets. The ...

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    Wilcomatic signs Euro Garages deal


    Wilcomatic has been awarded the maintenance of all Euro Garages’ Washtec, Christ and Ceccato car washes. According to Wilcomatic , the move to make the company Euro Garages’ preferred maintenance provider came on the back of an exclusive chemical supply deal agreed earlier in the year. Zuber Issa, Euro ...

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    Euro Garages to spend £6m to revamp motorway site


    Euro Garages plans to spend £6m to give a motorway services on the M61 a major overhaul after getting the green light from Chorley Borough Council. The Top 50 Indies retailer said it aimed to start work in the spring after gaining permission to refurbish the northbound and southbound ...

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    Redevelopment drives growth at Euro Garages


    Euro Garages has reported a 5% year-on-year rise in fuel and retail sales for the year to July 31 a figure it attributes to its ongoing site re-development programme. Fuel and retail sales increased from £231.5m in 2008 to £242.2m in 2009. Profits (EBITDA) ...

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    Euro Garages does coffee deal with JJ Beano’s


    JJ Beano’s has negotiated a new contract to provide its gourmet coffee and convenience foods machines to Lancashire retailer Euro Garages - number four in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 indies listing - as well as to Roadchef and First Motorway Services. Managing director Jon Ison commented: "We are ...

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    Euro Garages spends £2.3m on flagship site


    Top 50 independent retailer Euro Garages has reopened its flagship site - Newtown in Skelmersdale. The forecourt, located on Railway Road, has been transformed following a major £2.3m investment. The 12-week redevelopment programme included a new Spar-branded convenience store, which now stocks fresh grocery products. It also provides ...

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    Euro Garages: three new sites and more on the way


    Blackburn-based Euro Garages, number four in our Top 50 Indies list, has acquired three more sites taking its total to 75. The new acquisitions are a one-acre brownfield site on the Runcorn Expressway, and two trading forecourts - one on the A6 in Hazel Grove, Stockport, the other in ...

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    Euro Garages MD scoops entrepreneur award


    The MD of Top Indie Euro Garages has been named Ernst Young’s Young Entrepreneur Of The Year (Northern Region). Judges at last week’s ceremony highlighted how Zuber Issa had built Blackburn-based Euro Garages from scratch, doubling the business over the last three years. The business has a turnover ...