This Croydon group runs a chain of 87 petrol stations across Britain, under its Park & Shop, Park Café and Life Essentials brands. It was founded in Canning Town, east London, in 1975, and in 2007 it purchased 11 former Somerfield sites. Today it is supplied petrol by Shell, Esso, BP and Total, and offers services from mobile phone top-ups to dog washing. Park Garage is run by the founder’s sons Balraj and Sunil Tandon. Its sales rose to £153.5m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanyPark Garage Group
ActivityFuel forecourt operator
Sales £m153.5
Operating profit £m0.7
Main shareholdersBalraj and Sunil Tandon (100%)

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