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24 May, 2016

MFG appoints former Tesco man as retail director

Top 50 Indie Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has appointed former Tesco director Richard Baker to the new position of retail director.

The RAC has played down the likelihood of significant increases in pump prices despite fears that the price of oil is about to go back above $50 for the first time since mid-October 2015.

New restrictions on the tobacco sector came into force today (Friday May 20) after a challenge in the High Court was rejected.

Applegreen has opened 17 new sites this year, chairman Daniel Kitchen told its AGM today (May 20), including one in the US.



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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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