Andrew Lawrence started as a forecourt attendant with City Petroleum in 1975 and spent a year with them, being involved in many projects and managerial positions.
His responsibilities included working on the demerger of Shell Mex BP.
He joined the family business in 1976 and was spent his time developing shops, and on the licensee and owned sites which was a new and innovative concept at that time in the industry.
He became a director in the 1980s and finally managing director in 1990, as his father took a back seat. He has been actively involved in the PRA since that time, becoming a member of the executive committee in 2001. In addition he also joined the PRA Technical Committee 11 years ago and has been involved in supporting the very important work this committee has been doing over many years.
Last year the company opened its biggest new development – a £1.25m redevelopment of its site at Harleston in Norfolk, featuring modern spacious forecourt and an 1,800sq ft Budgens store.
After nearly 45 years in the business he is gradually relinquishing some of his responsibilities onto his son Ben (5th Generation) and his brother Simon.