Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. It has around 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.
On the 22nd December 2011, one of the UK’s leading independent forecourt operators, Motor Fuel Group (MFG), was acquired by a new management team headed by chief executive officer, William Bannister.
William is joined by Tom Biggart as chief investment officer, Jeremy Clarke as chief operating officer and Simon Lane as chief finance officer. All four directors have considerable experience of the forecourt sector.
The team is backed by committed investors and together they are focused on growing and developing the MFG business into one of the most dynamic and profitable independent forecourt operators in the UK.
With their continued support, MFG completed the acquisition of the retail assets of Murco Petroleum www.murco.co.uk on 1 October 2014. In April 2015 90 Shell branded stations were acquired and then following this, 2016 saw the acquisition of the north-west based Synergie Holdings with 19 stations and the north-east based Roadside Group with 10 stations. In 2017, we acquired four stations each from FW Kerridge and Burns & Co. nine stations from Macclesfield-based Manor Service Stations and 14 stations from the Golden Cross Group.
At the end of February 2018, MFG announced the £1.2 billion acquisition of MRH, bringing nearly 500 stations and the Greggs, Spar and their own Hursts brands into the network.
In addition, the acquisition also brought a wholesale and retail fuel business in the Channel Islands www.robertsgarages.com and the Isle of Wight www.isleofwightfuels.com into the MFG group of companies.
MFG company stations operate under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands and all have an attractive, competitive and expanding forecourt shop offer.
From 1 April 2015, MFG decided to launch Murco as a dealer brand. The 180 strong dealer network will continue to use this well recognised brand and with its dedicated team Murco intends to grow, develop and strengthen a very flexible dealer offer, building on the great service and delivery standards that Murco has always been known for.
MFG intends to continue to offer its customers premium fuel brands coupled with an attractive, competitive and expanding forecourt shop offer for today’s cost-conscious consumers.
Our key objective is to make all visits to a MFG forecourt as pleasurable as possible. We aim to provide our customers with high levels of service; good quality, competitively priced fuels and, of course, a convenient and competitive shopping experience.
Our shops will provide customers with an exceptional product range and ‘food to go’ offer from top name brands, ongoing value promotions and a shopping environment to match any of the multiples.