Mohsin and Zuber Issa, founders and directors of Lancashire-based Euro Garages, were crowned Forecourt Trader of the Year 2011, at a glittering Hollywood-themed awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane last month.

The fuel-retailing industry’s most prestigious event was attended by 700 guests, comprising fuel retailers, oil company executives and industry suppliers, all enjoying a great night out. The event was again hosted by the very popular and humorous TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith. The entertainment included comedian Paul Sinha, and a rousing performance from The Greatest Take That Tribute Band.

Harvest Energy sponsored the pre-dinner drinks reception, while the after-show party included a free beer bar sponsored by Heineken, casino sponsored by principal sponsor Palmer & Harvey, Scalextric track, and dancing until the early hours. The event was a great showcase for the industry, with many excited winners who excel in their businesses. See the following pages for more details.