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March

Grab a great biccie prize
02 March, 2010

o help retailers capitalise on the 'grab and go' trend in convenience outlets, United Biscuits is giving readers of Forecourt Trader the chance to win cases of its redesigned McVitie's tubes. There are three prizes of five cases available.

Snap up this great offer
02 March, 2010

The Green Board Game Company is giving readers the chance to win packs of its Holiday Words Snap game. There are five prizes up for grabs each of 10 packs.

HOW TO ENTER GIVEAWAYS
02 March, 2010

Write your name, address and phone number on a postcard or sealed envelope stating what you want – The Green Board Game Company, Bic, Walkers, United Biscuits – and we'll do the rest, including delivery. Send it to us at Forecourt Trader, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT by March 26, 2010.

It's a family affair for Simon Hockings of AUK
02 March, 2010

My brothers and I operate six filling stations in the Lake District and we wouldn't want them anywhere else. We work from our HQ in Fleetwood, dealing with the accounting functions, and are supported by our office manageress, Helen, based at Prizet Services near Kendal. She makes our lives much easier and her organisational skills and happy approach to life make her indispensable but don't tell her that! Our three site managers are likewise indispensable and we have three of the best they keep the show on the road. They order fuel and shop products, staff the tills and deal with all the day-to-day issues of a typical forecourt. Mel, our maintenance man, keeps the sites looking neat and tidy, the jet washes and site services fully operational. He loves a chat on his daily rounds and tells me he likes to 'keep everybody happy'. Our staff are indeed our biggest asset.

When a major car manufacturer like Ford predicts that sales of its electrified cars will outnumber petrol and diesel models by 2022, does that ring alarm bells about the possible speed of change for forecourts?