Best forecourt team: Jet Jempson’s Express Peasmarsh, East Sussex


Despite being a small rural forecourt and community hub, Jempson’s Express’ performance has gone from strength to strength over the past three years due, in no small part, to its outstanding level of customer service. The team of six staff live locally and are incredibly proud of the site’s success. ...

Best forecourt loo: Cairn Lodge Services Douglas, Lanark


As part of a site-wide renovation in 2018, Cairn Lodges’ toilet and shower facilities were re-done to provide clean, fresh and comfortable facilities for all its customers, no matter what their needs. In the forecourt part of the motorway services, there are two unisex toilet and shower rooms, one baby ...

Best forecourt innovation: RaceTrack Autoport Services Glasgow


The owners of RaceTrack Autoport Services say they have taken a ’dying’ and ’unloved’ site, and totally transformed it both internally and externally. Their aim was to deliver a modern, high-end consumer experience with an aesthetic to match. The spacious shop boasts 50-plus LED screens, numerous projectors and LED strip ...

More than 4mlpa Woolmer Service Station Borden, Hampshire


So much has been written about the excellent Woolmer Service Station site, which won the overall Forecourt Trader of the Year Award 2019, but there’s always more to add.

Up to 4 MLPA MFG Brooklands Service Station Worthing, West Sussex


Following a recent store development, MFG says the overall experience at Brooklands has changed beyond all recognition.

More than 4 MLPA Tout’s Budgens of Langford Langford, north Somerset


Tout’s Budgens of Langford was established in 2000 by husband and wife team Phil and Lesley Tout. Since their ’retirement’, the business has remained in the family with the next generation Jon and Zena Tout taking over. As a local family-run business, Tout’s feels well-connected to its local communities and ...

Up to 4mpla Loggerheads Garage Llanferres, Flintshire


Loggerheads Garage is a delightful site situated in picturesque Llanferres in North Wales, which has recently benefited from a massive refurbishment by owners Ady and Brian Robinson. The shop was completely revamped to cater for customers’ changing needs and there was also a change in fuel brand to Essar and ...

Solid gold sites


Our review of the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2019 awards continues with the regional winners from the Midlands and the North, plus three more specialist category champions

Meet the winners


We begin our review of the 2019 Forecourt Trader Award winners: this month we cover the regional victors from Scotland and Northern Ireland, plus three from the 12 specialist categories

Onwards and upwards


As the final winner was announced at September’s glamorous Forecourt Trader Awards ceremony, the Garner Group’s table could not have been more shocked.