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Sewell on the go offers local youngsters work experience

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has partnered with Work Insight, a project supporting students in secondary schools who have additional needs or at risk of becoming not in employment, education, or training, to offer work experience opportunities to young people.

BP service station at Bapchild on A2 in Kent

Top 50 Indie adds to estate with forecourt lease

Top 50 Indie Karan Retail has secured the lease on the BP-branded petrol filling station fronting the A2 at Bapchild just outside of Sittingbourne, Kent, in a deal arranged by Rapleys.

opening MFG's first Post Office

MFG opens its first Post Office at Shell site in St Albans

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has opened the Post Office on its 438-strong UK network.

Javid Iqbal’s Hatton Service Station in Derby
Javid Iqbal’s Hatton Service Station in Derby
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Four Top 50 Indie sites closed without notice

Four sites operated by Top 50 Indie Javid Iqbal have been shut down without notice, amid reports the freeholder has fenced them off and begun removing pumps.

Jet adds Top 50 Indie sites to its network in the South East

Jet has strengthened its presence in the South East with the recruitment of three Top 50 Indie sites to its network.

Kay Group's Irlam site
Kay Group's Irlam site
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New-to-industry sites boost turnover for Kay Group

Development of two new-to-industry sites has helped Top 50 Indie Kay Group to boost turnover substantially.

Rossendale Service Station
Rossendale Service Station
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Two petrol filling stations sold by Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed the sale of two petrol filling stations located in the North West of England, Rossendale Service Station and Newland Garage.

Fencehouse Service Station

Penny Petroleum buys site in Houghton-le-Spring

Top 50 Indie Penny Petroleum Group has acquired Fencehouses Service Station in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co, for an undisclosed price.

derelict DK site

Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts wins planning consent for KDRB

Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts has won planning permission to redevelop a derelict petrol station site in Cwmbran, South Wales.

MFG site

MFG second in Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has been ranked second in a league table of Britain’s one hundred private companies with the fastest-growing profits in the 19th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

MRH Hursts site

MRH reports substantial rise in pre-tax profits and turnover

MRH has recorded a substantial rise in turnover and profits in its final set of results before the takeover by its rival MFG.

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Thieves break in to Fraser's Retail store and steal cigarettes

Wiltshire Police are investigating after a quantity of cigarettes were stolen during a break-in at a Top 50 Indie petrol station in Marlborough.

Patrick Sewell with Hull Kingston Rovers captain Shaun Lunt
Patrick Sewell with Hull Kingston Rovers captain Shaun Lunt
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Sewell on the go sponsors Rugby League stand

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go is the the new sponsor of the Colin Hutton Stand at the Hull Kingston Rovers’ KCOM Craven Park Rugby League stadium.

M&L Richardson's Low Row site

Top 50 Indie installs Spar wholesaler's ordering technology

Top 50 Indie M&L Richardson & Sons has helped Spar wholesaler James Hall & Co to reach a milestone in the roll out of its Centralised Store Replenishment (CSR) facility.

Morrisons Daily shop on a Rontec site.
Rontec has a Morrisons Daily store on the site
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Freehold of service station leased by Rontec sold for £3.9m

The Automotive Division of estate agents Knight Frank in Bristol has sold the freehold of a service station leased by Top 50 Indie Rontec for £3.9m.

a Rontec site

Latest HTEC epos system installed at 70 Rontec sites

HTEC’s latest epos solution has been installed into 70 Rontec forecourt sites.

Applegreen branding on forecourt

Applegreen increases revenue by 21%

Applegreen grew its overall estate by 99 sites to 342 sites in the year to December 31, 2017, and added 77 new food outlets over the same period, its annual results show.

jet pole sign

Intake Developments reties its 10 sites to Jet

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator Intake Developments has chosen to retie its fuel supply contract with Jet.

Sewell Dunswell

Sewell on the go invests £1.6m in new site

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has invested £1.6m in buying and upgrading its 13th site in the North East and is on the lookout for further acquisitions.

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Property company buys Applegreen site for £3.82m

A property investment company has acquired an Applegreen petrol filling station in Crawley, West Sussex, for £3.82m.

Sewell site with Top 100 award

Sewell on the go in Top 100 companies to work for

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has been recognised as one of the 100 best companies to work for by the Sunday Times.

Lime Services on the A45

Applegreen takes over lease on site in Birmingham

Rapleys has completed a deal with Applegreen almost opposite one of the first sites it acquired in the UK, also in a deal with Rapleys.

derelict DK site

Top 50 Indie plans £1m rebuild of derelict site in Wales

Top 50 Indie DK Forecourts has applied for planning permission for a £1m redevelopment of a derelict petrol station site in Cwmbran.

MPK Garages carries out management development

Top 50 Indie MPK Garages has teamed up with training provider First Response Training in order to provide its staff with management development.

Instavolt chargers

Cornwall Garage Group installs chargers

Top 50 Indie Cornwall Garage Group, which owns 18 petrol forecourts across England, is installing rapid electric vehicle (EV) chargers at nine of its sites.

New Hall Lane Services in Preston

Brookfield Group site in Preston reopens

Top 50 Indie The Brookfield Group has reopened New Hall Lane Services in Preston after a major redevelopment of the site.

An MRH Hursts site
One of MRH's Hursts sites
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MRH unveils plans for KDRB of Oxford BP site

MRH has applied for planning permission for a KNRB of its BP site at Cowley in Oxford.

MRH site

MRH signs three-year water and wastewater services deal

MRH, number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has signed a three-year deal with national water retailer Wave to supply water and wastewater services with projected cost savings of least £67,000.

MRH Hursts site

MFG reported to be weighing up bid for MRH

The UK’s second largest forecourt operator MFG is considering a bid for the number one group MRH, according to a report by Sky News.

Paresh Patel

MFG recruits Paresh Patel as its new IT director

Top 50 Indie forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has announced the appointment of Paresh Patel as its new IT director.

John Murray with his son Grant
John Murray with his son Grant
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Celebration of life of Cornwall Garage founder

A celebration of the life of John Murray, the founder of Cornwall Garage Group who died recently, will be held on the evening of February 21.

Emma Kordhaku and Russ Barlow
Emma Kordhaku and Russ Barlow
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Sewell on the go collects food for local foodbank

Almost 700 meals will be available to people in crisis after Sewell on the go staff and customers collected £1,000 of food to help make a difference this Christmas.

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Sewell on the go stages collection for foodbank

Former Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go is collecting food and toiletries to help people in crisis over the festive period.

Valero regional manager Keith Evans (left) and Park Garage managing director Sunil Tandon
Valero regional manager Keith Evans (left) and Park Garage managing director Sunil Tandon
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Park Garage Group expands Texaco estate

Top 50 Indie Park Garage Group has extended its relationship with the Texaco brand, renewing its existing 25-site supply agreement and adding a further three sites, previously branded Gulf.

Kay Group's Ellesmere Port site

Kay group opens fourth new-to-industry site

Top 50 Indie Kay Group has opened its fourth new-to-industry site in two years.

MRH site

Financial adviser appointed for MRH IPO

US private equity company Lone Star, which acquired Top 50 Indie MRH GB in 2016, is reported to have appointed a financial adviser for a potential London listing of the UK’s biggest independent service station operator, which has 450 sites.

Petrocell's flagship Lady Lane site
Petrocell's flagship Lady Lane site
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Three additional Petrocell sites transfer to Gulf

Top 50 Indie, Petrocell Holdings, has committed three more of its forecourts to the Gulf brand.

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Euro Garages reveals plans for development in Derby

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has bought a large site opposite Derby County’s Pride Park football stadium, and says it is drawing up a planning application for a 24-hour petrol filling station and drive-thru coffee shop.

Euro Garages Rivington motorway service station
Euro Garages' Rivington motorway service station
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Moto Reading voted best motorway service station

Moto’s Reading westbound services on the M4 has been named England’s top motorway services, according to a new survey by the independent transport user watchdog Transport Focus.

Andy Edwards, MFG's HSE manager
MFG's HSE manager Andy Edwards
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MFG introduces service to help disabled drivers

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is adopting an award-winning app that enables drivers with disabilities to pre-book assistance with refuelling.

HKS Sandringham
HKS Sandringham
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HKS Retail listed in Sunday Times Top Track 250

Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, part of the HKS Holdings Limited group, is a new entrant this year in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 - the league table which ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales.

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HKS's Sandringham site
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HKS chooses TLM head office system

TLM Technologies has announced the deployment of its Evo Head Office solution with Top 50 Indie HKS Retail, for the management of seven of its recently acquired sites.

Euro Garages chooses US software to control pricing

Top 50 Indie Euro Garages has selected PriceAdvantage software to execute its fuel pricing strategies as well as eliminate manual fuel price processes among its expanding portfolio of 341 sites located throughout mainland UK.

Forecourt Eye recovers cash for Sewell on the go

A new paperless system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go to achieve a fuel cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment.

Polymer Logistics retail ready packagiing in Sewell on the go store

Polymer packaging rolls out at Sewell on the go

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging (RRP) solutions by award winning “Sewell on the go”.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 14 May 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands128.33136.94125.41
North East127.83136.82125.23
North West128.1162.90134.96124.90
Northern Ireland127.23130.90124.76
South East129.15136.92126.36
South West128.4963.90135.51125.65
West Midlands127.95135.65125.25
Yorkshire & Humber127.6358.40136.54124.81

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