Former Forecourt Trader of the Year award winner Susie Hawkins has opened the first Budgens forecourt store in Wales.

The Cinderhill Street site in Overmonnow, Monmouth has been refurbished and rebranded Budgens Overmonnow.

It includes a 2,915sq ft store which offers a ’supermarket range’ of fresh fruit and veg, ready meals, frozen foods and groceries. There is also a ’shop within a shop’ section of licensed lines plus a patisserie offering freshly-made coffee.

Said Susie: "We have developed our relationship with Budgens to bring a new dimension to the Overmonnow forecourt as they have a long tradition of running local stores, can offer a fantastic range including really good fresh food and, most importantly, believe in the future of the independent retailer."

The site also boasts a Washtec car wash which uses ultra-high pressure brushless technology plus two Washtec Prisma jetwashes.

The business is owned by the Simon Smith Group - number 44 in the Top 50 Indies list.