Essar Oil UK has rebranded its first Shell site to company colours with the commissioning of Oundle Road Service Station in Thrapston, Kettering, in Northamptonshire. It is the 54th site unveiled under the Essar marque.

Run by dealer Karl Rashid and his family since they acquired the site in 2008, the station includes a Londis store, and has been Shell branded for the past 10 years.

Karl said: "I was very impressed by the way Essar approached the negotiations, and the fresh new look the branding has given my site is fantastic."