Top 50 independent retailer Manor Service Stations has joined the Association of Convenience Stores.

Based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Manor Service Stations is number 21 on the latest Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indies listing. It operates 12 sites in the UK, with a total fuel volume of 55mlpa.

Peter Brough, the company’s chairman said: "The twelve forecourt stores we operate are an increasingly important part of our business, and joining ACS will give us the representation we need for these stores. By being part of an association representing the whole of the industry, we can speak more loudly to policy-makers, and ACS has already proved itself to be an excellent representative for the convenience sector."

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Manor Service Stations is one of the leading independent forecourt retailers and we’re pleased to bring it into membership alongside so many other positive, professional retail groups who want to work together to influence policy, access helpful advice, and network with other retailers.”

Other new forecourt and convenience retailing members to join ACS in the past year have included  HKS, Carsley Group, Warners Retail, and Applegreen.