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This Southampton group supplies heating oil to homes and industry, fuels for motorsport, aviation, marine vessels and agriculture, and also distributes Esso fuels and Mobil lubricants across the south of England. In February last year, managing director David Fairchild, 58, led the acquisition of Airport Energy, a firm that provides fuel and fuel management services to UK airports, in which it already held a 40% stake.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank191
CompanyWP Group
ActivityFuel and lubricant distributor
LocationSouthampton
Sales £m146.5
Operating profit £m3.7
Main shareholdersDavid Fairchild and management (52%), Barry Fairchild (24%), Sylvia Fairchild (24%)
Staff145
Founded1991
Websitewww.thewp-group.co.uk

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