Chairman Hugh Nicholl, 73, founded this business 50 years ago and is still in charge today. Based in Londonderry, Nicholl sells heating oil, agricultural fuels, diesel and kerosene to homes and businesses across Northern Ireland. Sales dipped in 2013, which the firm attributes to lower oil prices and mild weather.

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Company details
CompanyNicholl Fuel Oils
ActivityFuel distributor
Sales £m315.5
Operating profit £m2.5
Main shareholdersHugh and Elizabeth Nicholl (100%)

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