Tuesday 27 February 2024 at The Belfry Hotel & Resort

Top 50 Indies 2024

The Forecourt Trader Top Indies Dinner will take place on Tuesday 27 February 2024 at The Belfry Hotel & Resort.

In its 18th year, this exclusive event, the only one of its kind in the industry, heralds the publication of the latest Top 50 listing – an annual league table of the UK’s biggest independent fuel retailers.

The dinner has become a must-attend event for the industry’s largest operators, as they network with oil company executives and key suppliers to the sector, as well as other like-minded retailers.

For sponsorship opportunities for the 2024 event, contact:

Tim Shepley

Tel: +44 (0) 1293 610337

E-mail: Tim.Shepley@wrbm.com

For further information about the event contact:

Portia Dowd

Tel: +44 (0) 2076110407

E-mail: Portia.Dowd@wrbm.com

Company Secretary & General Counsel

Robert Proctor


+44 (0) 1293 610401

Forecourt Trader Top Indies Dinner 2024 sponsors


BAT is well-known for its established tobacco brands such as Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans. It also has also built a portfolio of next generation smoking alternatives, which include Vuse vapes, the Glo heated tobacco device, and Velo tobacco-free nicotine pouches. The company has been around since 1902 and says it has been on a ”transformation journey to build A Better Tomorrow”, evolving into one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies.

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Christie & Co

Christie & Co is a leading specialist advisor for buying and selling forecourts. Fuel retailers can find businesses for sale using the


company’s online search or contact one of its local or sector experts to discuss its confidential opportunities. 



With high quality fuels including Synergy Supreme+ 99 and 25% Renewable Diesel; major UK investments to position us for future growth; strength of supply from the UK’s biggest and best refinery, terminal and pipeline network; and support from the Nectar loyalty and the Esso fuel card, it is perhaps little wonder that Esso has more branded service stations in the UK than any other network. 







Evolve Managed Network Solutions

Evolve is a managed network solutions specialist, led with the purpose of “making connectivity simple”. Its services include among other things providing high-speed, and scalable internet connectivity, and secure guest Wi-Fi solutions. 





Forecourt and in-store promotions specialist, FastTrak is a leading supplier of high margin, fast moving products to the forecourt industry. 

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JTI is a leading international tobacco and vaping company with operations in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA and has the largest share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. In the UK, JTI’s brands include Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Mayfair, Sovereign and Sterling, as well as a number of other tobacco products including hand-rolling tobacco (Amber Leaf), cigars (Hamlet), pipe tobacco (Condor). JTI is also a major player in the international vaping market with its brand, Logic and tobacco vapor brand, Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI employs over 43,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for nine consecutive years. JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies.



Revolution Laundry

Revolution Laundry, owned by ME Group, is fast becoming a staple service for forecourt operators in the UK. The washing machines and tumble driers complement electric vehicle (EVs) chargepoints, with EV drivers having increased dwell times on site. They also help petrol sites become a greater destination stop off.

Established in 1954, the ME Group is also an expert in self-service vending machines. 

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Seattle’s Best Coffee

Seattle’s Best Coffee offers a range of good-quality coffees made from Fairtrade 100% Arabica beans, from in-store self-service units which provide visible branding and create a destination feature.