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Malthurst tops the indie chart again

01 March, 2007
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Graham Peacock, managing director of the Malthurst Group, once again heads the list of the Top 50 Indies, a rundown of the biggest independent groups, published as a supplement within this issue, and summarised in the box below.
A Top Indies dinner is also being held at the Forest of Arden Hotel in Coventry, on Tuesday, March 6, the first day of the IFFE and CRS shows.The groups in the listing account for 1,137 sites, with the majority having changed position since last year, some of those moving up having gained sites through their operation of oil company forecourts.One or two companies have changed, such as McCashins, which sold out to Express Service Stations, a group of four Glasgow-based Asian businessmen who already have extensive interests in Glasgow. The £2.5m purchase was funded by Allied Irish Bank.----=== Top 50 at a glance ===07 06 Company name1 (1) The Malthurst Group2 (2) Pace Petroleum3 (5) Park Garage Group4 (3) Snax 245 (8) Motor Fuel Group6 (7) Euro Garages7 (9) MPK Garages8 (4) Petrol Express9 (6) Aleef garages10 (19) Hockenhull Garage11 (10) Calanike12 (11) Brobot petroleum13 (12) Alfred Jones (Warrington)14 (13) Cornwall Garage Group15 (20) HKS Retail16 (14) Spring Petroleum17 (16) Hills Incorporated18 (-) Valli forecourts19 (15) Manor Service Station20 (-) Carsley group21 (17) Jordan & Co Hull Ltd22 (18) Roadside Group23 (35) State Oil24 (-) AY & Y Patel 25 (23) Bargainsound LTD07 06 Company name26 (30) Rusdene Services27 (24) Bond Hamill28 (22) Park Road Group29 (26) Phil Wilks & Sons30 (28) George Hammond31 (27) Kay Group32 (41) Chartman33 (33) Gibbs34 (29) WJ King (GARAGES)35 (-) QMP36 (34) Elite Garages37 (25) Spot Service Stations38 (36) Three Mile Garages39 (38) Avor Garages North East40 (39) Sewell Retail41 (-) Gardner GROUP42 (31) Lawrence Garages (Ldn)43 (32) Petromex44 (40) Simon Smith Group45 (42) Parks Motor Group46 (43) David Taylor Garages47 (46) Maljee48 (37) Core Service Stations49 (47) Exelby SERVICES50 (49) Fraser GROUP