Crown Oil announces acquisition of Samuel Cooke

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Burnley based fuel and lubricants distributor Samuel Cooke has been ‘rescued from the administrator’, after the acquisition of key assets by Crown Oil.
Crown Group managing director, Matt Greensmith, explained, “We will continue to trade under the Samuel Cooke name and we can assure existing customers a flawless continuity of service.  The Crown and Cooke businesses have many similarities, both being long established, independent and family owned firms that have built sound reputations based on high and consistent levels of service.”
A handful of Cooke’s former employees have already found employment with Crown Oil who are hopeful that there will be more opportunities as the business is consolidated. Staff at Cooke’s had previously been informed that all jobs would be lost as the company went into administration.
Crown Oil general manager, Mark Andrews, said: “We will offer same day or next day emergency deliveries where required with programmed fuel delivery for larger customers.”
Cooke customers will have access to a wider range of advanced low carbon fuels and speciality lubricants.  In line with Crown’s environmental commitment all Samuel Cooke’s delivery mileage by road tankers will now be fully carbon offset.