East Yorkshire-based Jos Richardson and Son marked 125 years in business with the official opening of its new-look service station and truck stop development at Goole on May 5.

The family-run firm has invested in excess of £4m in the redevelopment of its flagship Goole site during the past four years, which included a contribution towards the cost of installing a new roundabout and access road off the A614. The site now features an extended service station and forecourt with a Subway franchise and a three-acre truck stop that attracts around 65 vehicles a night.

Managing director Joseph said: "We have ambition to expand further, but it has to be the right fit for us. We’ve had numerous opportunities to acquire more sites, but we’re very strict about what we’re looking for. I think that one of the key reasons for our longevity as a company is that we’ve always been quite cautious; we reinvest the vast majority of our profits back into the company."