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Construction company enlisted by Shell for electrical vehicle charging project

The construction division of The Premier Group has been appointed by Shell to be responsible for the enabling works for the installation of its electrical vehicle (EV) charging service in the UK.Last month (October 2017), Shell announced the launch of its first EV charging points at three UK forecourts based in London, Surrey and Derby. The Shell Recharge service enables most electric vehicles to be charged in approximately 30 minutes. The service will be offered to a further seven locations…See More
Nov 30, 2017
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ELF celebrates 50 years of lubricant innovation as TOTAL launches new trade range

ELF is celebrating its 50th year anniversary, having been a winning brand since 1967. ELF bolstered its position in 2000 by becoming a TOTAL brand and coinciding with the anniversary milestone; the lubricants manufacturer TOTAL has launched a new automotive trade range consisting of six new lubricants under the brand ELF SPORTI.The ELF SPORTI range will be introduced to complement TOTAL’s existing premium range of QUARTZ lubricants to offer core “meet the requirements” statements for key…See More
Oct 3, 2017
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Five testing staff at Yeovil Audi banned for gross negligence

A garage owner and 5 MOT testers in Yeovil have been given 28 day testing bans after the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) found that they had illegally failed to test diesel vehicle emissions. During a routine visit, in April, DVSA staff found that testers at Yeovil Audi continued to pass diesel vehicles while their emissions testing equipment was broken. Missing emissions reports for completed MOTs led to the revelation that emissions testing equipment had not been on site since 25…See More
Sep 22, 2017
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IAAF Conference aims to tackle ‘real’ aftermarket issues

The 2017 IAAF Conference, sponsored by Autoparts UK, will focus on the real issues facing the automotive aftermarket in post Brexit world.Taking place at The Players’ suite, Double Tree by Hilton, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 7th December 2017, the conference will look at the complexities of the Brexit negotiations and explore how the Brexit decision will affect the UK automotive aftermarket.Will this be the key influencer in the marketplace over the next few years or do developments in the…See More
Sep 15, 2017
Mark Bradshaw added a discussion to the group Oil Industry News

MFG Continues To Grow

Top 50 Indies forecourt operator, Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is growing its network to 422 stations with the completed acquisition of four stations each from FW Kerridge and Burns & Co. and an exchange of contracts with Macclesfield-based Manor Service Stations for nine stations with completion scheduled to take place in early October.Jeremy Clarke, MFG’s chief operating officer said: “We are delighted to have secured these three long-standing and respected independent forecourt operators.…See More
Sep 15, 2017

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Which? Trusted Traders focus on: Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015

The Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM 2015) cover the management of health, safety and welfare when carrying out construction projects. Introduced in April 2015, the regulations directly affect you if you carry out any kind of construction project in a domestic setting.

“This could include the installation of kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, repairs on a roof, building new extensions, conversions or any other kind of construction project where you are either a…


Posted on March 29, 2016 at 13:15

Car Wash Owners- “Don’t Sit Back, Fight Back.”

I was recently contacted by Active Car Wash Supplies Ltd with some exciting news about the results they are seeing from the use of new Italian car wash chemicals from a company called Ma Fra that they are supplying into the UK Machine Car and Jet wash marketplace.

As part of their service and in addition to providing a  rebranding, reimaging and car wash relaunching service they also provide what they call a free ”car wash health check” to determine the performance…


Posted on November 30, 2015 at 18:30

Secure your business premises - and don’t give thieves easy ride



BREAK-INS are a constant threat and worry for retailers and shop owners. Stepping up security and taking just a few precautionary measurescan protect premises and stock without incurring major costs.




Posted on October 22, 2015 at 16:40

How CCTV can have profound effect on crime prevention and detection



STEPPING up security can be a huge challenge for retailers and garage owners who have to balancethe need to install precautionary measures withoutincurring major costs.

While the bottom line is of paramount importance, especially with many retailers still recovering from one of the worst recessions in history, being raided by thieves and losing your entire stock can have devastating…


Posted on October 22, 2015 at 16:11

Contactless Payments: A Revolution in Forecourts and Garages

BRITAIN’S forecourt traders have helped drive the 2015 revolution in contactless technology to more than £2.5 billion in the first half of this year, according to the UK Cards Association.


With high volumes of lower value transactions, the sector is now adopting “tap-and-go” as the quick and easy payment choice for countless customers.


Drivers refuelling petrol stations or picking up a coffee on the way to work are embracing the speed of…


Posted on October 19, 2015 at 15:45

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At 9:08 on November 14, 2016, James Callan said…

Thanks Mark,

I had been out of the game for a little while but have learned some new skills and introduced some alternative buildings.

I've been making cafe's restaurants and pop up retail units.

Good to be back.

At 8:11 on August 14, 2015, chris de freitas said…

thank you

At 8:23 on June 17, 2015, Tristan Bacon said…

Hi Mark, thanks for the welcome! Tristan

At 21:40 on May 25, 2015, Dean Lorimer said…
Hi mark thanks for the add to this site
At 15:52 on May 15, 2015, Natasha Hutchings said…

Hi Mark, thanks for the welcome and for your support with our campaign. Much appreciated.

At 21:47 on May 14, 2015, Peter McDowell said…
Hi Mark thanks for the add
At 16:46 on March 26, 2015, Jason Simms - CJAM said…

Many thanks, Mark, and for the invitation to join - much appreciated

At 15:14 on March 24, 2015, keith said…

hi thanks for the welcome, hope to help you guys present your garages in a better way to increase customers coming through the door 

At 10:22 on March 22, 2015, Barron said…
Many thanks
At 21:49 on March 17, 2015, Louis Botes said…

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the welcome.

Hope to add value and more profit to the fuel industry with our products.

Will add more content and information in the near future.

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