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Under the Spotlight: Tony Walker, non-fuel director, MFG
09 June, 2017

Name: Tony Walker

Job title: Non-fuel director

Company: Motor Fuel Group

01 Career history: My working career started as a store manager with Somerfield. I then joined Murco as an area manager in 2001, eventually becoming general manager, non-fuel. At the start of 2012, I joined the newly formed Motor Fuel Group as non-fuel director.

02 Dream job if you weren't doing this: Middlesbrough FC manager.

03 What do you drive: BMW 5 Series.

04 What would you like to drive: Aston Martin DB9.

05 Perfect day: Middlesbrough winning the FA Cup, then a night out with my wife.

06 Favourite team: Middlesbrough FC.

07 Favourite read: Angels & Demons Dan Brown.

08 Favourite film: Deer Hunter.

09 Possessions you couldn't do without: my iPhone.

10 Most admire: Richard Branson.

11 Least likely to say: MFG will pay for that!

12 The thing we're most likely to hear you say: Let's make it happen.

13 What's been your greatest achievement: Without doubt, being married to my wife Julie for 25 years. In addition, however, negotiating supplier rebates in excess of £10m for MFG is also a great achievement.

14 Greatest fear: Not succeeding.

15 Tips for business success: Be tenacious, have a sense of humour and always work hard.

16 Three words to describe yourself: Determined, personable, loyal.

17 What's the best bit of business advice you've ever received: People buy people.

18 Best thing about my job: Building relationships and the fact that no two days are ever the same.

19 What's your most recent business achievement of note: MFG being voted 'The Shoppers' Favourite Forecourt Retailer' at the recent 2017 CTP Awards.

20 What personal trip is yet to be taken: A world cruise with my wife.


As the Government is urged to publish its plans for E10 by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol, would you welcome the introduction of E10 as the right next step in cutting automotive carbon emissions?