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4 May, 2016

Hydrogen makes debut at UNITI expo

Hydrogen will be a major focus for the first time at a leading trade fair for the retail petroleum sector in Europe.

David Charman's award-winning BP site in Kent was the focus of a seminar at the Retailer Hub at last month's National Convenience Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Top 50 Indie Sewell on the go has announced a partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support in a bid to raise at least £1,000 for the charity.

Growth in sales of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) both in the UK and Europe has been welcomed by the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).



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LOCATION: Coalville, a former coal mining town in north west Leicestershire, lies on the A511 trunk road between Leicester and Burton upon Trent. This site is the first in the UK to be branded Essar.

Energy firms that are not fitting the bill: In the last issue I marvelled at Extra Energy's inability to bill Huw Griffiths for his electricity supply for 10 months. Huw had been putting the money aside in a big tin as he reckoned the bill was around £20K.

Whenever we meet someone about to go into business for themselves, eventually the conversation gets down to practical matters: things like business bank accounts, choice of book-keeping system, EFT terminals, etc. A few even ask how long they'll have to keep their 'records'... ]

Chris says: We formed the 'dream team' two years ago with me as territory manager and Niki as account co-ordinator, looking after our customers in the South. We catch up by phone first thing, when we share our plans for the day and talk about yesterday's activities as well as last night's football match.

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