Phillips 66 has awarded a contract to Wincanton to deliver more than a billion litres of fuel and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) a year to retail forecourts and other commercial premises across the Midlands and north-east England.

Commenting on the announcement, Wincanton chief executive Eric Born said: “The very nature of the industry in which Phillips 66 operates means safety has to be of paramount importance and we have worked hard at this aspect of the partnership, underlined by our Energy Institute Award for Safety.

“We are of course delighted to have been awarded this contract which will see our working relationship with Phillips 66 pass the 15-year mark – a significant achievement in any industry and one of which we are very proud.”

Wincanton will operate the contract from depots at Immingham, Kingsbury and Stockton, using a team of 100 staff.