Distributor Diaries – February 2024

The latest news from our distributor community.

Distributor diaries February

Barton Petroleum Ltd – continuing its partnership with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club 

Northamptonshire-based fuel distributor, Barton Petroleum is proud to announce the continuation of its partnership with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club for another year. 

Charles Wootton, Depot Manager at Barton Petroleum said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our first year as a partner of the club from the business club events to our hospitality and seeing the Barton Petroleum branding on display at the ground, it has all been great.

“As a family-run business, we are very proud to support local residents and businesses, and this partnership compliments this exceptionally well. We are looking forward to continuing and growing this partnership through 2024 and wish the club all the best for the upcoming season.”

A family-run business who prides itself on working with the community

As an 1878 Business Club member, Barton Petroleum has access to a variety of 1878 Business Club events, as well as physical branding around The County Ground and priority access to hospitality.

Daniel Vernon, Head of Commercial for the club added: “It is great to extend our partnership with Barton Petroleum, Charles and the team have been brilliant to work with and it is always a pleasure to welcome them to the ground or for our business club events.

“They are a family-run business who pride themselves on working within the community, something that aligns itself very well with the club, our goals and work.”

Good luck to Northamptonshire for the season this year!

Certas Energy – named Alternative Fuel Provider of the Year 2023

Certas Energy has proudly announced its latest victory, winning GREENFLEET’s ‘Alternative Fuel Provider of the Year’ for 2023.

The GREENFLEET Awards are a highlight in the fleet and transport industry events calendar and are designed to showcase enterprises and individuals who are helping to decarbonise the sector.

Certas Energy was recognised for its work supplying HVO made from renewable raw materials and sustainable waste from verified vegetable fats and oils, helping companies, such as Royal Mail, to decarbonise their heavy duty vehicles. Judges also commended the fuel distributor for switching its own fleet to HVO, and for being a Renewable Fuel Supplier under Zemo’s Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme (RFAS), which reassures fleet operators they are purchasing bulk supplies of guaranteed and reportable sustainable fuel.

Driving positive change

Speaking of the win, Niki Holt, Head of Commercial at Certas Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be named GREENFLEET’s ‘Alternative Fuel Provider of the Year’ for 2023.

“Winning this prestigious accolade underlines our continuous, long-term investment in innovative new energies, such as HVO, to support UK businesses with their sustainability and net zero targets.

“Certas Energy would like to take this opportunity to thank the judges for recognising our unwavering commitment to environmental excellence, and also our team, whose endless efforts to optimise and evolve our customers’ energy mix made this win possible.”

NWF Fuels – keep calm and winter on!  

NWF Fuels, the Crewe-based distributor, is taking good care of its drivers this winter and making sure they are keeping warm in the cold weather. Each driver has been given a winter warmer pack which includes a woolly hat and a flask for a hot cuppa!

Gemma Wakefield, Marketing Director at NWF Fuels, said: “We’ve sent this as a token of appreciation and recognition to our fantastic driver network.  With the darker, colder days every little helps. We hope this helps our drivers stay a warmer when they’re out delivering.”

Nolan Oils – supporting local football with new kit deal

Nolan Oils, the Bicester-based fuel distributor, has extended its long-term support of local football team Ardley United by becoming the latest kit sponsor.

With the club’s ground already well-known as ‘The Nolan Oils ground’, the hardworking team are enthusiastic about the additional support.

Club Chairman Ian Feaver commented: “Thank you to Luke Nolan and Mark Nolan at Nolan Oils for your generous support of our club, Ardley United. “Clubs like ours rely on the support of local companies to be able to provide the opportunity to play football at grassroots level and we really appreciate what you do for us.”

A close game

In celebration of the sponsorship, Luke Nolan was invited to watch the local team Ardley United FC play against Edgware FC at the Nolan Oils ground.

Thoroughly enjoying the game, after finishing a morning out delivering on the truck, Luke commented: “It was a close game and great to see the lads play with such passion and respect. We love football at Nolan Oils. In fact, my late Grandfather, Bert Henry Nolan of Markim Fuels was a county football referee! It’s a pleasure to sponsor the ground, kit and even the club minibus!

“Thank you to club Chairman Ian Feaver, his wife Tash and the rest of the team for their kind hospitality.”