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Texaco forecourt in Maiden Newton
Olly Andrews with his team at the forecourt reopening
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Spar retailer spends £250,000 on Texaco forecourt expansion

A family-run Dorset business is making a significant investment in the future with a £250,000 expansion of the forecourt completed and work soon to get under way to increase the size of its Spar forecourt store.

Spar highlights vegan-friendly wine with new range

Spar has added to its vegan-friendly wine offering with its new Vine & Bloom wine range. The Vine & Bloom wines have been developed in close collaboration with long-term supplier partner, Cantina di Sociale Soave, based in Northern Italy, focusing on popular grape varieties including, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and a Rose. This is the first wine range from Spar that highlights its vegan friendly attributes on the front label.

James Hall G&E Murgatroyd Kirkby Stephen
James Hall operates more than 30 forecourts
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Major forecourt operator wins consent for new site

A major forecourt operator with more than 30 sites in the north of England has won planning permission to build a petrol filling station, convenience store and jet wash facilities at a site in Bury.

Leanne Fleming, assistant manager Spar Milnthorpe, with supervisor Luke Green
Leanne Fleming, assistant manager Spar Milnthorpe, with supervisor Luke Green
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Cumbrian forecourt first recipient of site compliance sticker

A Cumbrian forecourt has become the first in the UK to display a new site compliance window sticker.

Justin Taylor at Winford Ford Service Station
Justin Taylor
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Spar forecourt retailer introduces free water refill station

With plastic reduction a high priority everywhere, forecourt store owner Justin Taylor has become one of the first Spar retailers in the south west to introduce a free water refill station.

Spar Scotland supports Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

Spar Scotland will be supporting Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight across all its stores again this year.

forecourt with Gulf and Spar signage

Certas Energy appoints Spar as its convenience partner

Certas Energy has appointed Spar as its convenience partner across all 35 of its company-owned petrol filling stations.

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son completes £900k redevelopment

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has reopened Middleton Service Station at Pickering, North Yorkshire, after a 12-week, £900,000 redevelopment of the filling station and convenience store.

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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


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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East130.9367.90138.13126.75
East Midlands130.73139.73126.64
London130.73139.60127.04
North East129.5562.90137.10125.31
North West129.9963.90138.40126.48
Northern Ireland128.05133.57124.33
Scotland130.6059.30137.24126.23
South East131.4566.90139.66127.42
South West130.7674.90137.94126.68
Wales129.84136.06125.42
West Midlands130.4059.90137.63126.57
Yorkshire & Humber130.02139.47126.29

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