MRH has expanded its presence in the Channel Islands with the acquisition of two businesses. Roberts Garages, part of the MRH Group, has acquired Petroleum Distributors (Jersey) Limited (PDJ) and Guernsey Petroleum Distributors Limited (GPD) from their parent company NGI.

MRH has had a presence on Jersey and Guernsey for several years, initially as a service station owner and operator and more recently as a branded wholesaler.

Roberts Garages has three Esso-branded service stations on Jersey, together with workshop services. In addition to this, it also wholesales fuel.

According to MRH, the deal will result in a stronger and better-integrated business and ensure that PDJ and PDG are able to remain competitive in the Channel Islands market.

In a separate deal, MRH has acquired Mitha Forecourts, based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.The company comprises two Shell-branded service stations: Hoyland Common, an 800sq ft site in Hoyland; and Hilltop, a 500sq ft site in Birdwell.

The sites, which currently have no foodservice offering, will be redeveloped in line with MRH’s strategy to partner with brands to give customers more reasons to shop at its locations.