It’s time to reveal the finalists of the Forecourt Trader Awards 2022...

August 22, 2022
David Lamb

The entries poured in and the judges had a really tough job sifting through them and deciding which ones were worthy finalists, but the wait is over.

Many congratulations to all the finalists - such is the calibre of the entries that being shortlisted for these awards really is a great achievement.

Forecourt Trader of the Year remains the most prestigious and respected competition in the UK’s petrol retailing calendar. Its aim – as ever – is to reward the ‘best of the best’, those who put best practice into effect day in, day out, who are not afraid of change and develop their businesses accordingly. These Awards reward hard work, determination and innovation – and the drive for the pursuit of excellence.

The glittering Awards ceremony is always a brilliant night out for everyone involved in the fuel retailing sector as friends, colleagues and like-minded retailers get together to network and have a good time.

The Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards will take place at the Park Plaza, Westminster, on Thursday, October 13.

The lists of finalists for each category are :- (Ascona Group entries highlighted)

Best Motorway Service Outlet

  • Shell Beaconsfield - Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Shell Cobham Motorway Services – Cobham, Surrey
  • Welcome Break Hopwood Park – Birmingham

Northern Ireland up to 4mlpa

  • Doagh Eurospar – Doagh, Antrim
  • Lynch‘s Eurospar Greysteel – Greysteel London, Derry
  • Swifts Eurospar Lisnaskea – Lisnaskea, Fermanagh

Northern Ireland over 4mlpa

  • Maxol A26 Tannaghmore Services – Ballymena, Antrim
  • Maxol Service Station Townparks – Antrim, County Antrim
  • McCullagh’s Classic Service Station – Omagh, Tyrone

Scotland up to 4mlpa

  • Lowmoss Service Station – Bishopbriggs, Glasgow
  • Racetrack Pitstop Autoport – West Bellahouston, Glasgow
  • Racetrack Pitstop Bearsden – Bearsden, Glasgow

Scotland over 4mlpa

  • Aikenhead Road Service Station – Aikenhead Road, Glasgow
  • MFG Broxden Service Station – Perth, Perthshire
  • MFG Esplanade – West Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Northern England up to 4mlpa

  • G&E Murgatroyd Spar – Bacup, Lancashire
  • G&E Murgatroyd Spar – Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Rontec Beverley – Beverley, East Yorkshire

Northern England over 4mlpa

  • JET Refinery Service Station – South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire
  • MFG Wynyard Service Station – Billingham, County Durham
  • Woodman Service Station – Leeds, West Yorkshire

Midlands up to 4mlpa

  • Nisa Local Greenfields Service Station – Royston, Hertfordshire
  • Nisa Local Highland Group – Sandy, Bedfordshire
  • Ascona Broadway Service Station – Yaxley, Peterborough

Midlands over 4mlpa

  • Harleston Service Station – Roadharleston, Norfolk
  • MFG Desford Crossroads – Crossroads, Hinckley
  • Park Thieves Lane – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

London & South East up to 4mlpa

  • MFG Beech – Cobham, Surrey
  • MFG Sutton Court – Sutton, Surrey
  • New North Road Service Station – Hainault, Essex

London & South East over 4mlpa

  • BP Sholing Service Station – Roadsholing, Hampshire
  • MFG Southgate – Southgate, London
  • Shell Putney – Putney, Wandsworth

West Country & Wales up to 4mlpa

  • Burbage High Street – Burbage, Wiltshire
  • Green Garage Bush Hill – Pembroke, Pembrokeshire
  • Lewis LTD – Llandrinio, Powys

West Country & Wales over 4mlpa

  • BP Budgens Dunball – Bridgewater, Somerset
  • Tenby Road Service Station – Carmathen, Carmathenshire

Best Alternative Fuels

  • GRIDSERVE Norwich Electric Forecourt – Postwick, Norwich
  • Shell Putney – Putney, Wandsworth
  • Shell Recharge Fulham Road – Fulham, London

Best Car Care & Lubricants Outlet

  • BP Budgen’s Dunball – Bridgewater, Somerset
  • Magor Service Station – Caldicot, Gwent
  • Woodman Service Station – Dewsbury Road, Leeds

Best Coffee & Hot Beverages Outlet

  • BP Sholing Service Station – Sholing, Hampshire
  • RaceTrack Pitstop Bearsden – Bearsden, Glasgow
  • Spar Fortfield – Carrickfergus, Antrim

Best Community Engagement

  • Lewis LTD – Llandrinio, Powys
  • Sewell on the go – Sutton Hull, East Yorkshire
  • Spar Malone Road – Belfast, Antrim

Best Customer Service

  • Eurospar Donegall Road – Belfast, Antrim  
  • MFG Shell Londis – Chippenham, Wiltshire
  • Spar Malone Road – Belfast, Antrim

Best Design and Development

  • Eurospar Kircubbin – Kircubbin, Newtownards Down  
  • Eurospar Rossdowney – Rossdowney Park, Londonderry
  • Portglenone Centra – Belfast, Antrim

Best Food-To-Go Outlet

  • Centra Mallusk – Newtonabbey, Antrim
  • Supervalu Lisburn – Lisburn, Antrim
  • Welcome Break Hopwood Park – Birmingham

Best Forecourt Innovation

  • Burnmoor Filling Station – Houghton Le Spring, Durham
  • GRIDSERVE Braintree Electric Forecourt – Braintree, Essex
  • Spar Malone Road – Belfast, Antrim

Best Forecourt Loo

  • MFG Swallowfield – Reading, Berkshire
  • RaceTrack Pitstop Autoport – West Bellahouston, Glasgow
  • RaceTrack Pitstop Bearsden – Bearsden, Glasgow

Best Forecourt Team

  • Creightons of Finaghy – Belfast, Antrim  
  • Eurospar Donegall Road – Belfast, Antrim  
  • SPAR Malone Road – Belfast, Antrim

Best Site Manager

  • Chris Lawlor from Eurospar Donegall Road, Belfast
  • Dawn Price from Applegreen St Austell, Cornwall
  • Ziheed Mohammed from Woodman Service Station, Leeds

Best Soft Drinks Outlet

  • Eurospar Donegall – Belfast, Antrim
  • Texaco Spa Road Service Station – Melksham, Waltshire
  • Woodman Service Station – Leeds, West Yorkshire

Best Valeting Facilities

  • MFG Walmer – Walmer Deal, Kent
  • Rontec Beverely – Beverley, East Yorkshire
  • Shell Putney – Putney, Wandsworth

David Lamb

35 years experience in retail management, marketing, I.T and design

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