Euro Garages became the latest winner of the Forecourt Trader of the Year awards when its Beehive Service Station site in Blackburn, Lancashire, emerged as the best forecourt in the UK, following a tough judging process.

The presentation to founders and directors Mohsin and Zuber Issa was made at a glittering awards ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, last night.

Merril Boulton, chairman of the judges and editor of Forecourt Trader magazine, said: "The site is one of Eurogarage’s flagship forecourts and epitomises the business design strategy to maximise the potential in its forecourts, so they ultimately become an attractive retail space rather than a traditional pump and kiosk operation. The Beehive site well and truly raises the bar in forecourt development."

For full details of the awards, see pages 43-74.