A first for April’s Forecourt Show as M&E forecourt design and build specialist is to exhibit and bring its team of specialists to discuss electrical projects of all sizes.


LIT002 - Little Electrical engineer at forecourt

Little Electrical, which specialises in mechanical and electrical (M&E) design and build packages for forecourt refurbishments and new installs, will exhibit at the Forecourt Show 2024 from stand J21. 

LIT002 - Little Electrical reviewing plans

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham from April 29 to May 1, 2024, the event is the premier gathering for businesses in the UK’s forecourt and fuel market.

Little Electrical aims to provide a unique offering in the Forecourt Show’s exhibitor line-up and is the first organisation of its type to exhibit at the event. Comprising of four divisions — automation, contracting, products, and testing — Little Electrical says it offers a comprehensive solution for forecourt owners looking to enhance their technology, automation and energy efficiency.

The company says the drive for improved efficiency has never been more prominent in the petrol forecourt industry, with independent forecourt retailers investing nearly twice as much as non-fuel convenience stores in energy-saving technology.

During the Forecourt Show, the Little Electrical team will be offering ’no-cost’ desktop M&E consultations for forecourt owners. Visitors are invited to engage directly with engineers at stand J21, discovering first hand how the organisation’s array of services can enhance forecourt operations.

At the stand, several technologies for the future forecourt will be on display. This includes a solar panel with battery energy storage system (BESS), plus an electric vehicle (EV) charger.

Little Electrical will also showcase case studies of successful projects with renowned forecourt brands, including Henderson Group, the owner of SPAR, Eurospar and ViVO stores. These include end-to-end projects that encompass everything from initial consultation to installation, testing and commissioning.

“We have over 50 years of experience providing total electrical and engineering solutions to the commercial sector,” explained Mark King, operations director at Little Electrical. “The forecourt industry has unique challenges, and we pride ourselves in our ability to provide the full design and build package for this sector. 

LIT002 - Electrical installation

“In fact, we are so confident in our knowledge of the industry, that we provide our initial consultation without cost. This removes the need for forecourt owners to invest in external M&E consultants.”

Little Electrical can provide consultation, design and build packages for full refurbishment and installs, as well as more targeted electrical improvement projects.

King said a recent project for a Spar significantly reduced energy costs through automated lighting controls: “The solution at the Newry Road Spar involved the installation of a Logic Module, a sophisticated compact controller equipped with a cloud interface.This technology automated the operation of lighting systems, adjusting settings based on astronomical data and seasonal changes, and therefore minimising energy consumption. The project was incredibly fast to complete, taking a team of two of our engineers just one day.”

At the Forecourt Show, the Little Electrical team will be available to discuss electrical projects of all sizes, from complete refurbishments to targeted energy saving improvements.