MRH has exchanged contracts to acquire Top 50 Indies dealer Chartman Retail, as part of its strategic drive to increase its offering across the South West.

Chartman Retail operates 10 service stations across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, two of which have been shortlisted for the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards.

Each site has an on-site Spar c-store and the company also owns one standalone Spar store. Fuel is sold under three brands Esso (eight sites), Shell (one site) and Murco (one site).

Sustainable quality growth through acquisition and development have been key to the success of Chartman Retail, with the flagship Winning Post Service Station symbolising the company’s belief that the extra investment made in design, development and operation is key to creating successful forecourts.

The acquisition is another key milestone in achieving MRH’s strategic objectives of widening both the breadth of customer offer and locations where the MRH brand is available.