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20 September, 2014

Garners win the big prize at spectacular awards

Mike and Tim Garner of the Garner Group are this years winners of the most prestigious prize in the fuel retailing industry - the Forecourt Trader Awards.

PRA will seek to develop further its already close contacts with the Scottish government following the outcome of the referendum on independence announced today.

MRH Retail has agreed a three-year membership deal with BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, to maintain its use of the BOSS Payment Watch debt recovery scheme.

The extension of the rural fuel rebate scheme to more areas of the UK will not be enacted until early next year at the earliest, and could be delayed even longer, a Treasury official has warned.



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A business with a service station, shop, franchise to sell new and used Vauxhall and Chevrolet cars and a micro-brewery must be worth a visit! Bellingers has two sites one in Abingdon and my target at Grove. It is on the A338 just outside Wantage and is clearly visible the distinctive Jet service station and Vauxhall car display make it hard to miss.

They giveth with one hand...

Every now and again an issue crops up that highlights the changing nature of petrol retailing. Occasionally it surfaces as a small, apparently isolated query which then seems to spread at a rather unexpected rate. Suddenly we have to look at more than just one or two retailers to check whether there may be implications for others. The subject of VAT partial exemption is one such issue and it may affect you.

My typical day as a retailer? Well, it starts at around 5.30am when I wake up, then check my emails and Twitter while I'm in the bathroom.

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As Greenergy now has the rights to market Esso-branded fuel to independent retailers nationwide, is there merit in having a single fuel supplier who is able to offer a range of brand options to cater for different markets?

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