MRH, the number one company in the Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indies with 380 sites, has signed a corporate partnership deal with Subway, while another leading Top 50 Indie, Euro Garages, has reached an important landmark in its partnership with Subway.

The first Subway store at an MRH site has opened at Bellshill in Glasgow and Subway said the deal would lead to Subway stores opening on MRH forecourts across the UK.

Meanwhile Euro Garages, which was ranked third in the Top 50 with 179 stores, opened its 40th Subway store at its newly built Markham Vale Services at junction 29a of the M1 in Derbyshire. Facilities comprise a new Shell petrol forecourt providing HGV facilities, a Spar convenience store, and in addition to the Subway, a Greggs and a Starbucks Drive-Thru together with public toilets, seating area and a free cash machine.

The development also brought more than 60 jobs to Markham Vale.