Further gains for the JET brand

JET Retail UK – a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Phillips 66 Limited – has acquired Harrogate Investments Limited and its operating company, Kenworth Limited, from owner Barry Raw. 

Jet Retail UK
JET’s expanding network – in November 2019 JET was also named as the fuel supplier of choice for Dove Retail’s new-build White Rose Service Station in Barnsley

The acquisition, which took effect in late December 2019, sees JET Retail take over ownership of four sites in the northeast of England which were operated by director Joan Raw, through Harrogate Investments operating company, Kenworth.
The newly acquired sites are Beacon Garage in Catterick, Redworth Service Station in Shildon, Chilton Filling Station in Ferryhill and Wheatley Hill Filling Station in Durham.
All four sites are situated in JET’s heartland of northern England and are currently NISA branded but will be rebranded in the new JET image in due course.
“We are delighted to unveil this latest raft of site acquisitions to our company-owned network, which now stands at nine sites,” commented Mary Wolf, director of JET Retail UK.
“Barry and Joan have established four truly exemplary sites that reflect the highest level of forecourt retailing standards that we aspire to for our entire network. Their family-owned operation is truly outstanding, and we would like to congratulate them for everything they have brought to their business over the past 30 years. We wish them all the best for the future and are pleased that Joan will be available to support us for a transition period as we integrate the sites.”
“When my brother Barry and I made the decision to sell the business, we were approached by a number of potential buyers,” added Joan, managing director of Kenworth.
“When we learned that JET was looking to acquire sites for its CODO network, it was a no brainer.  If anyone was going to buy it, we wanted it to be JET!
“Our relationship with JET spans 27 years and three of our forecourts were formerly JET branded. We’ve kept in touch with the JET team over the years at industry events and through visits from their regional account managers.
“Selling a family business after 30 years is a huge decision but we couldn’t imagine any better company to hand over the reins to than JET. We know we can trust them to look after our staff and develop our forecourts. It’s the end of an era as Barry and I are retiring from forecourt retailing, but it’s also an exciting new chapter for our sites as they return to the JET brand. We look forward to watching them go from strength to strength under the ownership of JET Retail.”