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It's Peacock again in Top Indies league

31 March, 2008
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Top independent Graham Peacock once again heads the Top 50 Indies listing - a countdown of the biggest independent fuel retailers. His companies, Malthurst (UK) Ltd and Refined Holdings (GB) - of which Pace Petroleum is a part - have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of holding company MRH (GB) Ltd. More details of the restructure and other information on the
biggest independent retailers in the UK can be found in the Top Indies 2008 supplement, which is published in this issue.A Top Indies dinner is being held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Monday, April 7, during the IFFE and CRS shows.The companies in the listing account for 1,177 sites in the UK, and many have changed position in the past year. Some have fallen from the list after being bought out - these include QMP, which was acquired by the Co-operative Group, and Bond Hamill, which sold eight sites to GNE Group, parent company of Petrol Express.Meanwhile, Spring Petroleum has sprinted up the list to make its debut in the Top 10 after taking over 13 COGOP sites. There are also seven new entries in the Top 50 list.----=== Top 50 at a glance ===08 07 Company name1 (1) MRH (GB)2 (3) Park Garage Group3 (4) Snax4 (5) Motor Fuel Group5 (6) Euro Garages6 (8) Petrol Express7 (7) MPK Garages8 (9) Aleef Garages9 (16) Spring Petroleum10 (10) Hockenhull11 (12) Brobot Petroleum12 (11) Calanike13 (15) HKS14 (13) Alfred Jones15 (17) Hills Incorporated16 (18) Valli Forecourts17 (40) Sewell Retail18 (14) Cornwall Garage Group19 (19) Manor Service Stations20 (20) Carsley Group21 (22) Roadside Group22 (24) AY & Y Patel23 (31) Kay Group 24 (30) George Hammond25 (26) Rusdene Services08 07 Company name26 (25) Bargainsound27 (-) F W Kerridge28 (32) Chartman29 (29) Bishops Comm30 (28) Park Road Group31 (23) State Oil32 (34) WJ King33 (36) Elite Garages34 (43) Petromex35 (41) Gardner Group36 (44) Simon Smith37 (45) Parks Motor Group38 (-) Harry Tuffin39 (46) David Taylor Garages40 (-) Penny Petroleum41 (-) Brookfield Group42 (47) Maljee43 (-) Petrocell44 (38) Three Mile45 (-) Sood Enterprises46 (-) Shaws Petroleum47 (49) Exelby Services48 (50) Fraser Group49 (42) Lawrence Group50 (48) Core Service Station