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Under the spotlight: Shane Bowering
10 February, 2020

Name: Shane Bowering

Under the spotlight: Jack Aplin, Eurotank
13 January, 2020

01 Career history: I have spent almost my entire career with Eurotank except for a short spell at Tesco on the checkouts. As the company expanded I was given the opportunity to take on more responsibility and I have grown with the business.

Under the spotlight: Elaine Houston and Steve Cunningham
16 December, 2019

Job title: Directors 

Under the spotlight: Debbie Dodds, owner Spar Salley's Filling Station
15 November, 2019

Name: Debbie Dodds Job title: Owner Company: Spar Salley's Filling Station, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone

Under the spotlight: Oliver Müller, retail business manager, Phillips 66
10 October, 2019

Name:

Oliver Müller

Under the spotlight: Nicola McKeown, retail national accounts manager, Gulf Retail
09 September, 2019

01 Career history:I started, in 1991, as a commercial sales rep with Mercia Fuels in the West Midlands. They were a distributor for Kuwait Petroleum. In 1995 I went on to become a depot manager and in 1999 I was given the opportunity to join the Kuwait Petroleum retail team as an area manager and haven't looked back since!

Under the spotlight: Phil Withers, director, Withers Holdings Ltd (MFG franchise)
06 August, 2019

Phil Withers - director, Withers Holdings Ltd (MFG franchise)

Under the spotlight: Tim Garner, director, Garner Group
09 July, 2019

01 Career history: I qualified as a precision engineer following a five-year apprenticeship. I joined the family business in 1980 and then purchased my own site in 1984, before joining forces with my brother in 1988 to facilitate expansion. We increased the group to eight sites. We built two blocks of apartments as well as renovating numerous properties while still operating our retail business. Currently, we have three sites, one of which, Woolmer Service Station, has just been completely redeveloped.

Under the spotlight: Sasha Evans, business development manager, Shell UK retail
07 June, 2019

Under the spotlight: Sam Edwards, regional business manager, Certas Energy
06 May, 2019

01 Career history: I recently returned to the Gulf network after three years as a territory manager with Essar. I'd previously spent nine years with Certas Energy working in distribution, lubricants, commercial and retail. My various roles included depot manager, business manager for alternative fuels and retail area manager.

Has the Government's shock announcement to bring forward the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered vehicles - as well as hybrids - to 2035 or even earlier caused concern and disruption to your future forecourt development plans?