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    Under the spotlight: Ben Lawrence


    Ben Lawrence is a real family man - working in the family business and spending any spare time travelling with his wife and kids 01 Career history:After I finished my education I went to work for Jonathan James in Ely shadowing the manager and learning the ropes, before moving ...

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    Under the spotlight: Oli Yeo


    Oli Yeo of GripHero shares his love of basketball, good whiskey and The Dark Knight, as well as his hatred of dirty petrol pumps 01 Career history: I first worked at AnTech designing, manufacturing and testing equipment for the petrochemical industry. Then Babcock International project managing large-scale submarine ...

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    Under the spotlight: Louise Hammond


    Louise Hammond may be known for being careful with money but she has rich tastes as she’d love to have dinner with the Queen 01 Career history: Maybe inevitability suggested I would always end up working within the family business. I’ve been here now for 21 years with varying ...

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    Under the spotlight: Tim Payne


    Electricity and water are usually kept very much apart but both play a huge role in InstaVolt CEO Tim Payne’s life 01 Career history: everything from working on a fishing boat to running a £500m turnover contracting business. More recently I was the co-founder and COO of Anesco, one ...

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    Under the spotlight: Paul Yates


    01 Career history? I graduated in 1997 with a degree in Transport Management and joined the graduate programme at the Co-op as a traffic manager at their chilled and frozen depot. In 2002, I joined Jet at their routing office in Jarrow (my home town), before relocating to Humber ...

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    Under the spotlight: Jane Lindsay-Green


    Horses are a passion for Shell’s Jane Lindsay-Green so much so that her favourite vehicle would be a horse-drawn carriage 01 Career history: I’ve been lucky to have a really varied career, from spending time in the fashion world, to working for a telecoms company, as well as time ...

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    Under the spotlight: Emma Madhoo


    Name: Emma Madhoo Company:Certas Energy Job title: Retail customer support manager 01 Career history: My career began working for Ultramar Golden Eagle, where I was involved in the sales of marine bunker, logistics and supplies operations. Kuwait Petroleum acquired the business, then it was sold to ...

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    Under the spotlight: Joe Hockenhull


    Name:Joe Hockenhull Job title: Managing director Company:Hockenhull Garages/HGS Leicester Ltd 01 Career history: After finishing school at 16 I began working for Hockenhull Garages as a sales assistant. After a year or so earning pennies and getting experience working with customers, I left and began a ...

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    Under the Spotlight: Mahmood Saleem


    Name:Mahmood Saleem Job title:Owner Company:Jet Ardeer Services 01 Career history: I bought my first (tiny) newsagents in 2001 and turned it into a c-store, buying the store next door to expand the business. I then bought Ardeer in 2005 as a completely run-down business, but over ...

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    Under the spotlight: Rachael Hockmeyer


    Twenty questions with Rachael Hockmeyer Job title Director Company Hockmeyer Motors Ltd 01 Career history: My family bought our current site in 1972, and I worked there as a teenager. After University I worked as a branch manager for Stead and Simpson and then as a store ...

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    Under the spotlight: Julian Rinaldi


    Name: Julian Rinaldi Job title: Jack of all trades MD, MOT tester, sub-postmaster, car and van rental franchisee Company: Musbury Garage 01 Career history: 1986-1989 Somerset College studying Motor Vehicle Engineering Motor Vehicle Management. Joined company business in 1988 working alongside my parents before ...

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    Under the spotlight: Suresite’s Keith Bevan isn’t afraid of change and is looking forward to more development within the forecourt industry


    NameKeith Bevan Job titleSales and marketing director CompanySuresite Group 01 Career history: I began in retail at Debenhams, then became an investment banker before leaving to develop a start-up business in waste management. That company was sold so I chose to join Suresite. 02 ...

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    Under the Spotlight - Craig Nugent


    Name: Craig Nugent Company: Certas Energy Job title: Head of dealer sales 01 Career history: began in forecourts in 1983 at Roadchef as a seasonal cashier. Then various roles in other forecourt firms before joining Gulf Oil. Moved to Shell then Ryko International. Joined medical engineering ...

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    Under the spotlight: James Eatwell


    01 Career history: I started out in IT support, working initially for my university and then for the NHS. I then moved into a chemist role, joining Phillips 66 in 2004, working in lab-based roles before taking up my current role. 02 Dream job (if you weren’t ...

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    Under the Spotlight: Tony Walker, non-fuel director, MFG


    Name: Tony Walker Job title: Non-fuel director Company: Motor Fuel Group 01 Career history: My working career started as a store manager with Somerfield. I then joined Murco as an area manager in 2001, eventually becoming general manager, non-fuel. At the start of 2012, I joined ...

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    Under the spotlight: HKS chairman Graham Sims discloses his dislike of political spin, and his love of Star Trek, summer days and penguins


    01 Career history? 38 years on and off in the industry. I also work with some private equity houses and investment funds and also chair a charity. 02 How did you get involved with HKS? By renting them their first site way back in 1984. 03 ...