Gulf, part of Certas Energy, is proud to be the principal sponsor of the prestigious Forecourt Trader Awards. There is a strong affinity between the Awards and Certas Energy as both acknowledge the importance of driving up service excellence within the industry and recognise those whose operating principals and entrepreneurial skills set the standards to which others aspire. Certas Energy will always champion the cause of the independent retailer and prides itself on providing the highest service values to its customers.



Booker Retail Partners is part of Booker Group. The group comprises of Booker Wholesale with 199 branches nationwide, serving Premier, Family Shopper and any independent retailers, with BRP providing Londis and Budgens customers, as well as national chains, a delivery service to suit the needs of their business.



In Great Britain Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) employs some 3,800 people across England, Scotland and Wales at manufacturing sites, offices and depots. In GB, CCEP makes, sells and delivers products including the following for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC): Coca-Cola Classic, diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper, glacéau vitaminwater, glacéau smartwater, Schweppes, Abbey Well Spring Water, Appletiser and Oasis.

CCEP in GB also makes, sells or delivers Monster, Relentless and Capri-Sun. Since 2012 we have invested £30million in R&D to ensure our entire soft drinks portfolio offers a low or zero calorie alternative. CCEP’s leading portfolio of brands offers something for every consumer and occasion presenting huge opportunities for our trade customers.


We are proud to have Convenience Distribution Group sponsoring the Forecourt Trader Awards 2018.

The Convenience Distribution Group is a national group of delivered wholesalers specialising in the distribution of brand leading products to the UK forecourt and convenience marketplace.

The Group has 10 strategically placed distribution centres offering a high level of expertise and customer service combined with the benefits of group buying and central invoicing.

We only deal with brand leading products that maximise sales and profits. We also provide Planograms to enable you to display the products professionally and attract customers.

We have dedicated sales representatives for each customer location who have full responsibility for the appearance, stock and success of our customers’ outlets.

Regular call cycles mean our Sales people develop a greater understanding of your business and become a vital part of your team. Frequent rep visits also produce less out of stocks but at the same means, you do not have to overstock and these benefits your cash flow and profit.

Deliveries are made within 24- 48 hours of our sales representative call direct from one of our 10 depots so you are guaranteed a high order fill rate, fewer back orders and paperwork.

To further increase profitability, our forward-looking promotional campaigns maximise sales opportunities at key periods during the year.

For further information contact Convenience Distribution Group, Unit 36, Atlantic Street, Altrincham, WA14 5NQ. Tel 0845 2417937. Email admin@cdgltd.co.uk


Essar Oil UK is delighted to support the prestigious Forecourt Trader Best Community Engagement award for 2018.Essar Oil UK owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester. Stanlow plays a strategic role in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels. With ongoing significant investment in improving efficiency and operational performance, Essar is able to ensure the reliable supply of these quality products.

This security of supply, together with transparency and flexibility form the core of Essar’s dealer offering. Alongside this, Essar has created a unique and bold visual design for its retail presence, with the distinctive branding accepted by consumers as both clean and fresh and further strengthening the value proposition.
Through its range of Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Essar Oil UK also aims to be a catalyst for positive change in society. The company supports its local communities through educational, environmental, wellbeing, sporting and corporate initiatives in partnership working with appropriate agencies and charities



We are proud to have Fast Trak Ltd sponsoring the Forecourt Trader Awards 2018.





We are proud to have Harvest Energy sponsoring the Forecourt Trader Awards 2018.



JET is delighted to support the 2018 Forecourt Trader Awards and sponsor this year’s ‘Best Site Manager’ category.

As the retail forecourt brand of Phillips 66, JET is backed by an exemplary UK supply infrastructure, ensuring the best security of supply in the UK. JET’s dealer proposition is tough to beat: honest and transparent supply deals, competitive prices, flexible brand partnerships and some of the highest quality retail fuels available today, including SENTINELTM Diesel, our most technologically advanced high-performance premium diesel.

JET aspires to have the best independent forecourts in the country. We’re proud of our heritage and our reputation for providing competitively-priced fuel, excellent customer service and a wide range of value-added forecourt services. Our aim has always been to promote a great experience for consumers and our dealers alike.

With competitive pricing, commitment to our local communities, continued investment and innovation, there’s never been a better time to take a closer look at JET. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Here is what some of our dealers have to say about JET:

Richard Pulleyn, JET FR Pulleyn Station Garage, Haxby: “We’ve stayed with JET for 40 years because they have always provided a competitive deal, which has allowed our prices to remain some of the best in the area – despite strong competition from a nearby supermarket fuel site.”

Asad Rafique, JET Cote Hill, Halifax: “JET has a distinct advantage when it comes to fuel supply thanks to its Humber Refinery. We were also particularly impressed with the role that JET plays in its local communities.”

Robert Campbell, MD of Intake Developments: “The JET image is immediately recognisable and very familiar to customers in Yorkshire and has been updated and modernised to stand out in the modern market.”

To find out more, call 0207 822 4966, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



JTI is delighted to support the award for the Best Customer Service at the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards 2018.
Cigarettes continue to dominate tobacco volume sales within the gas sector and represent 68% of the category equating to a cross-category annual retail value of £750 million*.

JTI manufactures well-known cigarette brands such as Sterling – the UK’s No.1 cigarette, Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Mayfair & Sovereign Blue. We supply leading Other Tobacco Products including Amber Leaf – the No.1 tobacco brand, Hamlet cigars, Old Holborn, Holborn Yellow, Benson & Hedges and Sterling Rolling. In the Emerging Products category, we recently extended our successful Logic e-cigarette range with the introduction of an open tank system Logic LQD.

JTI is dedicated to providing tailored advice to ensure that retailers make the most of both the tobacco and e-cigarette categories which contribute footfall and revenue to their businesses. JTI’s mix of leading communication tools from regular face to face sales visits to the JTI Advance trade website and App will continue to offer important advice designed to provide essential information to help retailers excel within these key categories.

Source: Nielsen MarketTrack MAT April 2017. (*RMC and RYO Combined Value Sales in Multiple Forecourts)



We are proud to have Rollover sponsoring the Forecourt Trader Awards 2018.



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