MFG profits recognised
Top 50 Indies forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has been ranked 9th in a league table of British private companies with the fastest-growing profits, in the 16th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.
Forecourt arsonist jailed
A man has been jailed for 15 months after admitting setting fuel alight on a forecourt. Daniel Lockyer was convicted of one count of ’arson reckless as to whether life was endangered’ at the Gulf fuel station at Egham in Surrey which is owned by MRH.
Camelot revamps kit
Camelot has announced a major refresh of permanent point of sale (PPOS) equipment across its 47,000-strong retailer estate. The five-month retail rollout the first such overhaul in over five years will begin in mid-July.
Pipeline breach foiled
An attempt to steal fuel from a national oil pipeline appears to have been thwarted after a 29-year-old man was charged with two offences following an incident in Ludlow on Wednesday April 8. West Mercia Police discovered a vehicle containing three hidden 1,000 gallon barrel drums in the rear as well as pumping equipment. A check of the area suggested the national pipeline had been attacked and possibly modified to drain fuel from that point.
NHS fraudster convicted
CCTV from three service stations helped to convict an NHS blood donor carer who has been jailed after he used the service’s ’mobile surgeries’ as a front to steal almost £60,000 in fuel. Terence Jones, from Eddis Road in Kitts Green, Birmingham, pretended to be refuelling donor vans at three petrol stations in Sutton Coldfield but secretly filled up large drums hidden inside the vehicles.