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29 November, 2011
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Company restructure

ConocoPhillips is restructuring its UK and Ireland marketing business. The company will move to two sales channels national and regional with specific back-office customer coordinators for efficient and enhanced customer relations at the head office to help account managers have more face-to-face meetings.

Forecourt Watch

Service stations in Torfaen will get greater support from Gwent Police following the launch of Forecourt Watch in the area. Police officers in Torfaen have joined forces with the management of local service stations as well as the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) to increase awareness, prevention and the reporting and recording of drive-offs.

Fuel price promotion

Customers of Stans Supermarket in St Martins near Oswestry can get their petrol for as little as 120.9ppl and diesel for 129.9ppl, thanks to a promotion giving 7ppl off fuel for spending £50 or more in the store. Its current price is 127.9ppl for unleaded and 136.9ppl for diesel. Co-owner Andrew Faulkes said this made them nearly the cheapest for fuel in the UK. "We use our fuel prices to attract customers and as a thank you to those who keep shopping with us. We're lucky in that our nearest superstore with fuel is 12 miles away but that's likely to change."

Training academy

Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts has launched a management training academy to develop a pool of future managers and supervisors from within the business. The Somerset-based retailer aims to attract the best candidates at sales advisor and supervisor level through the opportunity to grow and develop within the company.