In June, this St Albans group acquired distributor MRH in a £1.2bn deal — still subject to Competition and Markets Authority approval — becoming the UK’s largest forecourt operator by number of sites, with more than 900. Backed by investor Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, the business operates stations under fuel brands BP, Esso, Jet, Murco, Shell and Texaco. It is led by chief executive William Bannister, 51. The £4.1bn revenue figure includes fuel duty and represents the combined sales of MFG and MRH.

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Company details
ActivityFuel forecourt operator
LocationSt Albans
Sales £m*4,080
Profit £m*177
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersClayton Dubilier & Rice (>50%), management inc. Alasdair Locke (<50%)

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