Bhupa, Lata and Jay Gohil of Cosford Garage, Albrighton in the West Midlands, took the top prize at last month’s Forecourt Trader of the Year awards, held at the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel.


At a sell-out ceremony attended by nearly 700 guests, and hosted by TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith, the Gohils were presented with a succession of awards, including Best Customer Service and Best Neighbourhood Site, before being presented with the shiny silver trophy and cheque for £3,000 that comes with being Forecourt Trader of the Year. The owners of Cosford Garage describe themselves as being "progressive, ambitious, retailers, always striving to improve their offer to meet the needs of customers".


For full details of the glittering awards ceremony and all the winners, including the special category recipients, see pages 43-75.