Top distributor accolade for WP Group

David Fairchild, managing director of WP Group, with commercial director, Darren Borras, outside the company’s headquarters at Fawley
WP Group has been ranked by ExxonMobil, operator of Britain’s largest oil refinery, as a top Mobil lubricants distributor across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Each year ExxonMobil awards top performing distributors from around the world with ‘Elite Club’ status. Presented ‘gold’ just two years prior, WP’s repeat performance in 2014 recognises another “outstanding performance” in their field. Business excellence criteria for the top spot included sales growth, workforce development, operational excellence and marketing programme implementation.
With a history that dates back more than 50 years, Southampton-based WP has a longstanding relationship with ExxonMobil and is one of three authorised distributors of Mobil lubricants in the UK.
WP Group’s managing director, David Fairchild, commented: “The Elite Club Gold Award is testament to the continued investment the company is making into its lubricants business and the Mobil brand. To be recognised by as a leading distributor for ExxonMobil is a fantastic achievement and one that everyone at WP Group should take pride in.”
Darren Borras, WP’s commercial director, added: “As recognition of our hard work and commitment, it is with great honour that we accept this esteemed award. With a focused leadership team and ongoing investment in talent, the board is committed to continuing the development of WP Group into an engineering led and solutions-focused, sustainable business.”
Headquartered at ExxonMobil’s Fawley refinery, WP employs more than 100 people and has annual group revenues exceeding £200M. The family-run business is listed as one of southern England’s largest privately owned companies.