The Thakrar family established this fuel forecourt operator in 1984 with a single petrol station in Coalville, near Leicester. Now led by chief executive Shane Thakrar, 34, it has more than 70 sites across the UK, including 30 acquired since 2015. Partnering with brands such as Costa, Subway, Greggs and Spar has increased purchases of non-fuel and grocery items.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank117
CompanyHKS Retail
ActivityFuel forecourt operator
LocationLeicester
Sales £m221.3
Operating profit £m6.4
Main shareholdersThakrar family (100%)
Staff573
Founded1984
Websitewww.hksretail.co.uk

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