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Euro Garages wins Forecourt Trader of the Year 2013

20 September, 2013

Moshin and Zuber Issa of Top 50 Indie group Euro Garages, took top honours at last night’s prestigious Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards, in front of a packed audience in the glamorous surroundings of the London Hilton Hotel in Park Lane.

Hosted by top celebrity impressionist Jon Culshaw, the sell-out annual event was attended by nearly 700 guests, including some of the country’s best retailers, as well as oil company executives and major industry suppliers.

It was the second time the group has been awarded the much sought-after trophy. The first was in 2011, with its Beehive Service Station in Blackburn. This time it was the group’s Calder Park Service Station in Wakefield which edged ahead of a very competitive field.

The site was described as having the ‘wow’ factor by chairman of the judges and editor of Forecourt Trader magazine Merril Boulton. “It’s a new development featuring a fabulous BP forecourt, standalone Starbucks outlet, impressive Spar store with a Subway offer, and much else besides,” she said. “But what sets the Calder Park Service Station apart from the rest, is its consistent high standards of operation, as is evident throughout the Euro Garages network.”

Other successes saw father and daughter team Brian Tew and Susie Hawkins taking the Palmer & Harvey Retailer Champion of the Year Award. They were chosen by the readers of Forecourt Trader via an online voting system.

The full list of winners was as follows:

SPECIALIST PRODUCT CATEGORIES

BEST SITE WITH A LICENCE TO SELL ALCOHOL

Phil Hickson

Hicksons Forecourts

Spar BP Service Station

Birchwood, Lincoln

BEST CAR CARE AND LUBRICANTS OUTLET

Susie Hawkins

Simon Smith’s Budgens of Daventry

Daventry

BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

David Charman

Parkfoot Garage

West Malling, Kent

BEST DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Hugh and Robert Fraser

The Fraser Group

Budgens Marlborough

Marlborough

BEST DISPLAY OF CHILLED FOOD

David Charman

Parkfoot Garage

West Malling, Kent

BEST ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY OUTLET

Susie Hawkins

Simon Smith’s Budgens of Daventry

London Road

Daventry

BEST FOOD TO GO

Mohsin and Zuber Issa

Eurogarages

Calder Park Service Station

Wakefield, Yorkshire

BEST FORECOURT FACILITIES

Hugh and Robert Fraser

Budgens Marlborough

Marlborough

BEST HOT BEVERAGES OUTLET

Raj Patel

The Brookfield Group Tickled Trout

Samlesbury

Preston, Lancashire

BEST SITE MANAGER

Jonathan Fraser

Fraser's Retail

Frasers Budgens Yarnton

Yarnton

BEST SOFT DRINKS OUTLET

Suleman Patel

Belton Central

Belton, Doncaster

BEST TOBACCO OUTLET

Andrew MacDonald

Refuel & Go

Bradwell Service Station

Braintree, Essex

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

NORTHERN IRELAND

UP TO 2.5MLPA

Kerry Hagans

Henderson Group

Bally Clare Milestone SPAR

Newtownabbey

Co-Antrim

2.5MLPA PLUS

Mitchell Jonathan

Henderson Retail

Carrick Milestone

Carrickfergus

SCOTLAND

UP TO 2.5MLPA

David Penny

Auld Brig Services

Alloa

2.5MLPA PLUS

Kanagashigam Kamalaseelan

Motor Fuel Group

MFG St Johnstone

Perth

MIDLANDS

UP TO 2.5MLPA

Rachael Hockmeyer

Hockmeyer Motors

Holdingham Garage

Holdingham, Sleaford

2.5MLPA PLUS

Nick Fraser

Fraser's Retail

Frasers Budgens Yarnton

Yarnton

NORTHERN ENGLAND

UP TO 2.5MLPA

Michelle Hall

G & E Milnthorpe

Milnthorpe

Cumbria

2.5MLPA PLUS

Mohsin and Zuber Issa

Eurogarages

Calder Park Service Station

Wakefield, Yorkshire

WEST COUNTRY & WALES

UP TO 2.5MLPA

Sian Jones

Brian Llewelyn A'l Ferched

Eglwyswrw, Crymych

2.5MLPA PLUS

Hugh and Robert Fraser

The Fraser Group

Budgens Marlborough

Marlborough

LONDON & SOUTH EAST

UP TO 2.5MLPA

Peter Woods

Murco/Costcutter

Canvey Island, Essex

2.5MLPA PLUS

David Charman

Parkfoot Garage

West Malling, Kent

FORECOURT TRADER OF THE YEAR: Moshin and Zuber Issa, Euro Garages Calder Park Service Station, Wakefield

OIL COMPANY INITIATIVE

Highly commended: Maxol

Winner: GB Oils

PALMER & HARVEY RETAILER CHAMPION

Brian Tew & Susie Hawkins

Simon Smith Retail





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