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01 December, 2004
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FORECOURT TRADER PUBLISHER WILLIAM REED PUBLISHING, has scooped a major award in the UK Family Business Honours Programme. The company, which publishes top titles such as The Grocer and Convenience Store, won the Business Success Category. The competition is organised by private bank JP Morgan and supported by the London Business School and the Institute for Family Business, and is judged by an independent committee on areas including financial growth, innovation, good governance, sound business process and staff development.
CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE WITHIN CHEVRONTEXACO to mark the company’s 125th anniversary. With a history that goes back to its first traced root of the Pacific Coast Oil Company California, established on September 10, 1879, ChevronTexaco has grown to be one of the largest energy suppliers in the world. ChevronTexaco chairman and CEO Dave O’Reilly, said: “I’m proud of our company’s past and present accomplishments and confident of our future potential.”BIG OIL ASSOCIATES LTD has signed an agreement with Total UK Ltd to provide the BigOil.net web service to its independent fuel retailer customers. Under the agreement Total will provide BigOil.net to all new customers as part of the supply contract. The company’s dealer manager Robert Taylor said: “By offering BigOil.net to our dealer customers we are promoting a culture of open transparency within fuel pricing and it extends further our Total Customer Care policy to this sector of our business.”