Watson Petroleum

This company runs a fleet of 280 distinctive red tankers that deliver fuel to domestic, industrial and agricultural customers. Founded in 1957 by the late Tony Watson, the firm has grown under the leadership of his son, also named Tony, to become a leading independent fuel business, with 40 depots across England and Wales. The Wiltshire company prides itself on its local community involvement and sponsors regional rugby union teams as well as individual players at Bath and Leicester. Sales, including duty, rose 43% to £834m in 2011, as a result of increased volumes and prices.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank64
CompanyWatson Petroleum
ActivityFuel distributor
LocationWiltshire
Sales £m834
Profit £m16
Year endApr 11
Principal shareholdersWatson family (100%)
Staff667
Founded1957
Websitewww.watsonfuels.co.uk

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