Exelby Services is holding an open day on May 29 when PRA chairman Brian Madderson will officially open its £6.5m Coneygarth services at Junction 51 of the A1(M) at Leeming Bar in North Yorkshire.

Among the companies supporting the event will be Shell, which will be bringing its Formula 1 car, Subway, Mace and Costa Coffee.

Exelby Services has five Shell service stations and the completion of Coneygarth Services marked the end of 10 years work to bring the development to completion.

The project produced a service area to meet the refuelling and rest needs of HGVs and their drivers, including 150 secure parking facilities and has created 15 new jobs.

It includes a Mace-branded convenience store, a Subway outlet and Costa Coffee, and provides diesel, petrol, AdBlue and gas oil. It is also available to the general motoring public.

Exelby Services submitted plans in 2010 to move from its site at nearby Londonderry as the A1 upgrade meant trucks had to detour along the A1(M) service road to reach it. The new service area is adjacent to both the A1 and the Leeming Bar Industrial Estate.

Exelby Services operates from two sites on the A19 South of Teesside, a site at junction 42 of the M6 at Carlisle and a site at J31 of the M62 near Castleford. The company handles more than 120 million litres of fuel each year and stores diesel for most of the major transport, distribution and fuel card companies at its sites.