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Ascon's new acquisition, Enterprise Autos
Ascona acquires forecourt in South Wales

Fast growing top 50 Indie Ascona has added Enterprise Autos, a well-established forecourt in Crumlin, South Wales, to its estate.

Rasi Rasaiyaah
Well known member of forecourt community dies

The directors of two Top 50 Indie companies have paid tribute to a well-known member of the forecourt community who died earlier this month.

Snaith Hall Filling Station
Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son buys site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has added to its estate with the purchase of Snaith Hall Filling Station in Snaith, near Goole in East Yorkshire.

Beach Hill Service Station
JP&S Services opens new-build Texaco site in Hampshire

A newly built Texaco Service Station has opened in Headly Down, Hampshire.

Jet Smalleys
Deadline set for bids for freehold of five Top 50 Indie sites

A deadline has been set for bids for five forecourt sites put up for sale by Top 50 Indie SK Fuel.

dash cam footage of the taxi crashing into the store
Taxi smashes into Kay Group Spar store in Burnley

Staff and customers had a lucky escape at The Kay Group’s Spar store at Kitchen’s Garage in Trafalgar Street, Burnley, when a taxi smashed through the window and finally stopped in the middle of the building.

Euro Garages logo close-up
EG Group plans major expansion of site at Montrose

Euro Garages parent EG Group is planning a major expansion of a site at Montrose in Scotland after having an offer to buy the site accepted.

Newmarket Service Station
Rontec buys two sites from fellow Top 50 Indie

Rontec has bought two well established East Sussex petrol filling stations from its fellow Top 50 Indie Local Fuels.

Zuber and Mohsin Issa
EG Group set to top 1,000 US sites after acquisition deal

Euro Garages parent company EG Group has struck a deal to expand its US estate to more than 1,000 locations with the acquisition of 54 Fastrac Markets-branded convenience retail stores and petrol stations and the company’s wholesale fuel business.

Karan Retail's Herringthorpe Service Station
Top 50 Indie Karan Retail buys its 12th petrol filling station

Top 50 Indie Karan Retail has bought Herringthorpe Service Station, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

Rontec and Morrisons Daily at Trench Lock, Telford
Rontec acquires Telford site and opens Morrisons Daily store

Top 50 Indie Rontec has acquired Trench Lock filling station in Telford, and opened a Morrisons Daily in the 3,000sq ft shop.

Jane Richardson, director, and Joseph Richardson, managing director, outside Snaith Hall Filling Station
Jos Richardson & Son adds seventh forecourt site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has purchased Snaith Hall Filling Station, a Gulf fuel station and convenience store based in the town of Snaith, near Goole, East Yorkshire.

Mohsin Issa, founder and co-CEO of the EG Group
EG Group completes purchase of Australian network

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group announced the completion of its purchase of Woolworth’s petrol business in Australia on April 2.

Graham Peacock signs 21 sites to the Texaco brand

TG Convenience Stores, a recent new entry to Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, is to use the Texaco brand for 21 of its service stations, following an agreement between Valero and TG Convenience Stores CEO Graham Peacock.

JUUL Labs UK agrees partnership with MFG

Vaping company JUUL Labs UK has signed its first major retail forecourt partnership in the convenience channel with the announcement that MFG will be stocking its range of products.

George Hammond Southern Co-op Tonbridge
Top 50 Indie relaunches Tonbridge site after KDRB

Top 50 Indie George Hammond plc has relaunched its Three Elm site at Tonbridge, in Kent, following a full demolition and rebuild, which has included moving the shop from Spar to Southern Co-op’s Welcome franchise.

Morrisons Daily on Rontec site
Rontec boosts pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m

Top 50 Indie Rontec has revealed it increased pre-tax profits by 8% to £28.8m on turnover of £1.2bn in its accounts for the year to September 30, 2018, which have just been published.

Ascona Wales Bar
Ascona makes its third acquisition in a month

The rapidly expanding forecourt group Ascona has revealed its third purchase in a month with the acquisition of Wales Bar Service Station on the A618 in Sheffield.

Lomas Kington Service Station
Fast growing Top 50 Indies groups snap up two sites

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has completed on the sales of forecourts sites to two expanding operators.

Patrick Sewell and Shaun Lunt at the launch of the deal
Sewell on the go renews sponsorship of local team

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has renewed its sponsorship of the Colin Hutton stand at Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league ground for a further 12 months.

Balraj Tandon
Balraj Tandon made MBE in New Year's Honours

Park Garage Group director Balraj Tandon has been made MBE in the New Year’s Honours in recognition of his services to business and the south London community.

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EG Group applies for permission for scheme in Aberdeenshire

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has applied for planning permission for a petrol filling station (PFS), ancillary retail, drive-thru and parking at the ‘City South’ area of Portlethen, in Aberdeenshire.

Rockingham Service Station
The Kay Group chooses BP branding for new to industry site

BP has signed its first new to industry site with The Kay Group at Rockingham Service Station.

Maltby Service Station in Rotherham
Essar UK adds 11 MPK sites to its network

Eleven more sites have been added to Essar’s UK retail network, following the recent agreement with Top 50 Indie MPK Garages to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of 12 stations, the first of which opened last month.

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EG Group wins planning consent at North Lincolnshire site

Euro Garages’ parent company EG Group has won planning permission for a new service station at Barton-upon-Humber, in North Lincolnshire.

Joseph Richardson outside Middleton Service Station
Jos Richardson & Son gets go ahead to redevelop latest site

Top 50 Indie Jos Richardson & Son has won planning consent for a major redevelopment of its Esso-branded Middleton Service Station, north-west of Pickering town centre, in North Yorkshire.

Sewell on the go Dunswell
Sewell on the go celebrates perfect food hygiene rating

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go is celebrating after achieving a 5-star food hygiene rating across its entire estate.

MPK's Riverside site
MPK introduces Essar and Morrisons Daily onto forecourts

Top 50 Indie MPK Garages has signed a deal with Essar Oil UK to rebrand and supply an initial tranche of 12 sites, and with Morrisons to introduce Morrisons Daily convenience stores on its sites.

MRH site
MRH signs three-year water and wastewater services deal

MRH, number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has signed a three-year deal with national water retailer Wave to supply water and wastewater services with projected cost savings of least £67,000.