Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

Under the spotlight: Julian Rinaldi

Name: Julian Rinaldi

Job title: Jack of all trades MD, MOT tester, sub-postmaster, car and van rental franchisee

Company: Musbury Garage

01 Career history: 1986-1989 Somerset College studying Motor Vehicle Engineering & Motor Vehicle Management. Joined company business in 1988 working alongside my parents before taking over in 2008.

02 Dream job if you weren't doing this:  Team Principal of an F1 team.

03 What do you drive:  Audi S4.

04 What would you like to drive: McLaren P1.

05 Perfect day:  Staying on a yacht in Monte Carlo harbour and watching the Monaco Grand Prix from there.

06 Favourite team:  Yeovil Town FC.

07 Favourite read: Peter James crime novels or, if I want a lighter read, I'll browse through the F1 Racing or Four-Four-Two magazine.

08 Favourite film: Pulp Fiction.

09 Best holiday:  Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

10 Possessions you couldn't do without: Rocket Espresso machine and my wood-fired pizza oven.

11 Greatest achievement:  My children.

12 Greatest fear: Failing in business.

13 Most likely to say: "Just a pint of Thatcher's Gold for me please."

14 Least likely to say:  Shall we go on a Fun Run?  (These two words should never be used in the same sentence!).

15 Tips for business success: Keep smiling and put your customers first.

16 Best business advice you've received:  You look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.

17 Best thing about your job:  The variety every day is different when you are running a business like this.

18 Most recent business achievement/s of note:  First Spar fuel-branded forecourt in the South West peninsula and top-performing Practical Car & Van Rental franchise in the South West ahead of sites in much larger locations.

19 Thoughts on the forecourt sector:  Interesting times ahead with the growth in popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles.

20 Three words to describe yourself:  Enthusiastic, demanding, honest.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 12 August 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands132.3882.90140.96129.04
North East131.01141.52128.85
North West131.7261.90139.66128.96
Northern Ireland129.24135.57126.71
South East132.9759.90141.37129.82
South West132.33140.93128.95
West Midlands132.06141.78129.37
Yorkshire & Humber131.4669.57142.64128.74

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