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Kent service station for sale with £4m price tag

A site comprising an Esso-branded petrol station, car showroom and a convenience store has gone on the market with Christie & Co with a £4m price tag.

Steve Rodell

Positive outlook as demand for forecourts remains strong, says Christie & Co

After years of divestment, oil companies look set to shake up the petrol filling station market in 2019, according to Steve Rodell, managing director retail, at property specialist Christie & Co, in the company’s latest report on the market, entitled ‘Navigate, Innovate, Accelerate’.

Mossdale Service Station

Ascona Group buys site in Lancashire for £2m-plus

Rapidly growing forecourt operator Ascona Group has taken its estate to nine sites after the purchase of Mossdale Service Station, located on the A6, near to Carnforth in Lancashire.

Winscombe village store

Former MRH operator buys village store in Somerset

A former MRH petrol station operator has bought a village store in Somerset.

Berkshire Downs Filling Station

New owners planning to expand and rebrand Berkshire site

New owners are planning a rebrand and shop expansion after acquiring a forecourt site in Berkshire.

PRA arranges business breakout event at Haydock Park

The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, on Wednesday October 10.

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Originally established in 1935, Christie & Co are the leading specialist advisor for buying and selling businesses in our sectors - hotels, pubs, restaurants, childcare, healthcare, convenience retail, leisure and medical.

We have a strong pedigree in the retail sector - having the UK’s largest convenience retail and forecourt team and more than 40 registered valuers with retail experience.  We act on behalf of major regional and multiple operators, international developers and investors, Uk and European lending banks, and International lending and investing banks.

We offer insight, experience and expertise across services including brokerage, consultancy, finance, development, investment, surveying, rent reviews, dispute resolution, corporate valuation, and turnaround & recovery. These services are all underpinned by our market intelligence and leading-edge technology.  We manage a unique database of contacts, providing our clients with a carefully managed network of potential buyers, which has been continually developed through our decades of experience and wide geographical coverage.  Our expert advice and collaborative support assists clients in achieving their ambitions, whether an independent first time buyer or a multinational adding to a portfolio.

Christie & Co was named as a Business Superbrand” by the Centre For Brand Analysis (TCBA) in a survey commissioned by Estates Gazette.


The Jordon Group is dedicated to quality, efficiency and affordability. Our mission is to sell shopfitting solutions, refrigeration and air conditioning of the highest quality at a price people can afford.

“For over 50 years the Jordon Group has been the UK’s leading retail shop fitting, refrigeration and air-conditioning installation providers.”

We offer the highest quality products in each of these categories, we also supply energy saving products that will save you money on your energy bills.

Now currently operating from our large 40,000 square foot headquarters in Lancashire, our ever growing team of specialists based in and around the UK are expertly equipped to serve the UK with shopfitting, refrigeration and air-conditioning solutions.

Our fully qualified and experienced support engineers keep The Jordon Group ahead of the pack by offering round the clock, 24/7 nationwide support services. Our support engineers tackle every problem regardless of size, we have the expertise needed to complete your project from start to finish. The Jordon Group’s extensive fleet – comprising of the latest vehicles fully equipped with the tools and parts most commonly needed to complete the job in hand, enables customer focus and service delivery to remain at the forefront of each operation.


Thousands of neighbourhoods across the UK feature a SPAR store. The familiar green fir tree is known to millions of shoppers as a place where they can buy great quality food and drink around the clock.

There are over 2,600 SPAR stores in the UK but no two are exactly alike.

The flexible model has been developed to fit the specific needs of the local community using the insight and experience of independent retailers, wholesalers and SPAR central office.

SPAR is the world’s leading voluntary food retail chain, comprising more than 12,500 stores in 48 countries on four continents with annual sales of €33 billion.

SPAR’s success in the UK is on the up, as the symbol group has now seen its fifth consecutive year of growth.


Tokheim Service Group have been market leaders in the Fuel Retail Industry for many years in 28 countries. We have now taken this experience to develop TSG charge, we offer a tailored solution to your electric vehicle charging needs having access to many hardware providers and can offer the full install and service packages and finance.


Clarke Construction (Services) Limited is a family owned business, which has a long history in the petroleum industry dating back more than 75 years.

Projects ranging from KDRB, to forecourt maintenance, private fuel installations, construction and maintenance on oil terminals.

Please contact one of the team to discuss your requirements, whether it be drainage channel replacement, a re-pump, pipework alterations or replacement, an extension or a KDRB.

We will provide you with a free no obligation quotation: Info@clarkeconstruction.co.uk


Cornwall Garage Group's Group Ash Service Station
Cornwall Garage Group's Ash Service Station
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Cornwall Garage Group's 17 sites up for sale through Christie & Co

Top 50 Indie Cornwall Garage Group has appointed specialist business property adviser Christie & Co to market the business, a portfolio of 17 petrol filling stations, located across the Midlands, Home Counties and South West of England.

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PRA arranges business breakout event in Harpenden

The PRA is staging a Business Breakout at The Hive Conference Centre, Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden, on Thursday September 20.

TOP 50 INDIES SPONSORS


Booker Retail Partners are the UK's leading supplier to independent forecourt retailers and National Accounts, with two award winning retail brands, Londis and Budgens. We provide an industry leading delivered service to both Budgens and Londis retailers. Deliveries are made up to six days a week, from one of four national distribution centres to maximise freshness, quality and availability. As well as outstanding service levels, retailers also benefit from our award winning own-brand ranges such as Discover the Choice, Farm Fresh, Euro Shopper and Happy Shopper. Booker Retail Partners are proud to serve more than 2000 forecourt retailers across the UK and are privileged to serve such prestigious accounts as Shell, MFG, Applegreen, and many other Top 50 Indies listed businesses.


BP has been based in the UK for over 100 years and we intend to be here for a long time to come!

Our total network consists of over 1,300 sites where we invest in the best sites in the best locations.

Almost two thirds of our site network is owned and operated by our dealer partners. They benefit from leading Ultimate premium fuel grades, best in industry forecourt signage and a flexible deal that suits their unique needs.


Christie & Co is a specialist business property adviser, providing brokerage, valuation and consultancy advice to our sectors for over 80 years. We have a reputation for delivering innovative and valued insight and bringing together our extensive network of contacts and relationships to achieve our clients’ goals.

Our petrol filling station and convenience retail team provides advice UK wide across the forecourt ownership cycle. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, develop or refinance a business, our experts bring decades of experience to the selling process, and when providing professional advice.

If you'd like to speak to us about your opportunities, please contact us on 020 7227 0759 or visit christie.com for more information.


Costa Express – the perfect blend for your businessCosta Express are pioneers in the coffee-on-the-go category, proudly leading the way with over 7,000 self-serve machines globally. We know that over 80% of coffee drinkers prefer Costa coffee to other brands, and research shows that once our machines are installed, coffee is one of the main reasons customers will visit a store.

We offer three difference self-service solutions. Each delivers barista quality coffee, with the same Mocha Italia freshly ground beans and fresh milk in every single cup. These technologically advanced machines feature leading edge touch screens, as well as next generation telemetry, making maintenance markedly straightforward.

We already partner with over 150 partners across the globe, including national supermarket chains, global hotel and service station brands, as well as independent convenience stores and corporate offices.

If you’d like to find out what Costa Express could do for your business, please visit www.costaexpressbusiness.co.uk


Essar Oil UK owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester. Stanlow plays a strategic role in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's road transport fuels, with an annual production of over 4.4 billion litres of diesel, 3 billion litres of petrol and 2 billion litres of jet fuel. With ongoing significant investment in improving efficiency and operational performance, Essar is able to ensure the reliable supply of these quality products.

This security of supply, together with transparency and flexibility form the core of Essar’s dealer offering. Alongside this, Essar has created a unique and bold visual design for its retail presence, with the distinctive branding accepted by consumers as both clean and fresh and further strengthening the value proposition.



Forum Insurance are really proud to be a sponsor at this years’ Top 50 Indies Dinner and would like to thank all the outstanding people in the industry who have been great to work with and have afforded us their precious time.

As one of the UK’s Leading independent Insurance Brokers for Petrol Station Forecourt Insurance we understand the naturally high risk profile of Forecourt Sites. With over 25 Years’ experience in this industry we have developed specialist knowledge and expertise to allow us to quote for, and service, our petrol station forecourt and retail clients to the highest standards.

We are able to provide bespoke cover with the UK’s leading insurers for Hazardous Risks. Whether our clients have 1 site or 300 they can rest assured they will receive an outstanding level of service and cover with a personal account manager to see to their needs.

For more information visit www.foruminsurance.com/high-risk/petrol-forecourts/ or contact us via the details below.


As the UK’s largest and only national fuel provider, Greenergy is uniquely placed to meet the needs of larger independent dealerships, supplying under the Esso brand and under dealers’ own brands.

With fuel import facilities across the country and more than 25 supply locations, we provide customers with competitive pricing combined with unparalleled supply security. We continue to expand Greenergy Flexigrid, our in-house haulage operation, taking on nearly 100 drivers in the last year to meet the needs of our growing customer base. With end-to-end control of our supply chain, we are able to ensure consistently reliable deliveries to every site.

We work hard to earn the loyalty of our customers by responding flexibly to accommodate their different business requirements. We are pleased in the last year to have resigned 50 dealerships and won new business to take the number of UK dealer-owned sites we supply to more than 470, with a further 50 Inver-branded sites across Ireland.


At Harvest Energy we are proud of our reputation for delivering a low cost, high value proposition to all our dealers. As one of the largest independent suppliers and blenders of motor fuels, we are dedicated to retaining and growing that reputation by continuing to deliver high quality fuels, turn-key support services and world class customer standards within a culture of stress-free practices.


All service stations are under pressure to compete, differentiate and improve themselves in today’s tough economic markets whilst answering the needs of our ever critical and aware customers. Building and maintaining a loyal customer base has never been so difficult nor so business critical, which is why Harvest Energy is committed to helping you deliver better customer experiences and ultimately better business results. Becoming a Harvest Energy dealer means you gain so much more than fuel.

As the retail forecourt brand of Phillips 66, JET is backed by an exemplary UK supply infrastructure, ensuring the best security of supply in the UK. JET’s dealer proposition is tough to beat: honest and transparent supply deals, competitive prices, flexible brand partnerships and some of the highest quality retail fuels available today, including SENTINELTM Diesel, our most technologically advanced high-performance premium diesel.

JET aspires to have the best independent forecourts in the country. We’re proud of our heritage and our reputation for providing competitively-priced fuel, excellent customer service and a wide range of value-added forecourt services. Our aim has always been to promote a great experience for consumers and our dealers alike.

With competitive pricing, commitment to our local communities, continued investment and innovation, there’s never been a better time to take a closer look at JET.

To find out more, call 0207 822 4966, visit website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Leading international tobacco manufacturer, JTI owns an impressive portfolio of well-known cigarette and OTP (Other Tobacco Products) brands in the UK, including Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Mayfair, Sterling, Hamlet Cigars, Amber Leaf, Old Holborn, and Sterling Rolling Tobacco.

JTI has also expanded into the growing vaping market with its innovative Logic range of devices; Logic CURV, Logic PRO and Logic LQD, plus a range of Logic e-liquids and accessories.

JTI’s extensive salesforce supports tobacco and e-cigarette retailers with category management advice and brand information. Available 24/7, the JTI Advance website – www.jtiadvance.co.uk - and mobile app also provides retailers with online training modules, educational videos and easy-to-read information packs.

In the UK alone, JTI employs over 900 people to support the business. JTI’s UK trading company is Gallaher Limited. www.jti.com


WashTec is the leading producer of vehicle washing equipment worldwide. With more than 1.600 employees we set international standards for car wash systems, commercial vehicle wash systems, conveyor tunnels and self-service jet wash equipment. We distribute our products in more than 60 countries.

With the experience gained over more than 50 years, WashTec develops innovative solutions for the high-quality, cost-effective cleaning of vehicles. Laying claim to what is by far the largest installed machine basis in Europe, along with a complete product portfolio and its own area-wide service network. To make sure that we retain our position as market leaders, we have focussed our company consistently on the requirements of the future.


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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 January 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East129.4057.70132.08120.74
East Midlands128.74133.01119.88
London129.5055.90132.94120.21
North East127.91131.75118.33
North West128.68136.12119.49
Northern Ireland126.96126.30118.64
Scotland128.89130.80119.71
South East129.8761.90132.47120.93
South West129.14130.43120.42
Wales128.35127.71119.26
West Midlands128.67132.51119.89
Yorkshire & Humber128.21133.99119.24

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