Forecourt Trader of the Year Award

Forecourt Trader of the Year Award

Cotgrave Service Station, has been recognised as the best in the Midlands at the industry-leading Forecourt Trader Awards 2011.

The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place at the end of September at the Hilton Park Lane, London, saw more than 650 retailers, suppliers and brand representatives join together to celebrate the petrol retailing industry’s success.

The Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards are the showcase for the petrol retailing industry – recognising and rewarding those businesses at the forefront of their profession, that continue to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

Cotgrave Service Station stood out as the leader in the Midlands in its size category and was hailed by the awards judging panel as being a fantastic example of a family run business that strives to put its local community and customers first.

Lee Whiteman, owner of the Jet site, comments: “We’re delighted to have won this award and to be recognised at such an influential national event.  I’m very proud of the work we’ve undertaken recently to improve the forecourt and strengthen our customer offering; this award is great recognition of the investment we’re putting back into our local community. We appreciate that our local community is the lifeblood of our business and we’re actively involved in a range of activities throughout the year – from sponsoring the local school football and cricket teams, to helping towards the village Christmas celebrations!”

Wayne Oakes, Jet’s regional manager for the Midlands, adds: “Cotgrave Service Station is held in very high regard by its customers locally, so it’s fantastic to see this recognition at a national level. The recent £120,000 refurbishment programme, which included the addition of new pumps and improved access for deliveries resulting in reduced queues for fuel, is just one example of Lee and his team’s commitment to putting customers first. The site prides itself on its traditional approach to selling fuel, but has also introduced jet wash, air and water, and vacuum facilities, offering a one stop shop for car care. Cotgrave truly is a real credit to the Jet brand.”