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Sponsors of the League One football team Rochdale, this Bury firm supplies fuels, lubricants, green fuels and emergency fuel and mains gas. During the pandemic it has prioritised deliveries to hospitals, emergency services and schools, with enhanced safety measures. Matthew Greensmith, 46 — grandson of founder Harry Greensmith — is managing director. Last year it invested £4m in its renewable biofuel business; biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% compared with standard diesel.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank71
CompanyCrown Oil
ActivityFuel and lubricant distributor
LocationBury
Sales £m243.6
Operating profit £m8.3
Main shareholdersGreensmith family & trusts (100%)
Staff329
Founded1977
Websitewww.crownoil.co.uk

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