The Chartman Group’s latest acquisition, Winterbourne Abbas Services in Dorset, celebrated with visitors and locals at a special opening event last month.

Chartman director Clive Sheppard said: "The star attraction was the Red Bull soapbox simulator, giving visitors the thrill of a downhill race in a bathtub! With classic cars, Spar tastings, a colouring competition, prize draw and goodie bags, the event was a great success, raising several hundreds of pounds for the Air Ambulance and Lifeboats."

Chartman re-opened the previously closed site in March this year, after a refurbishment, with a newly-branded Spar store and fuel supplied by Murco. Sheppard said it has enjoyed continuously rising sales since.