EG GROUP ACQUIRES TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER (GB3) AND APPOINTS GROUP CIO

BLACKBURN, 17th May 2019 – EG Group announce the acquisition of GB3, a provider of information technology (IT) solutions based in Preston, United Kingdom.

In parallel, Graham Billsborough, Founder and CEO of GB3 has been appointed EG Group’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Graham has a strong background in technology leadership roles and, having worked in AstraZeneca, EDS and Enterprise plc, brings a wealth of large-scale IT strategy, delivery and acquisition experience. Most recently Graham founded and led the rapid expansion of GB3 Limited, a technology solutions company, delivering to organisations throughout the UK, Europe and USA.

Mohsin Issa, Co-CEO, EG Group expressed, “The GB3 transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world’s leading independent forecourt retail convenience businesses. GB3 is well positioned to support our expansion into multiple markets. Graham’s technology leadership skills and strong delivery track record will allow EG Group to realise its vision to become a digital leader in the sector. We are also committed to continue expanding the GB3 customer base and look forward to seeing the business grow.”

Commenting on the appointment, Graham Billsborough said, “The GB3 team are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with EG Group. The combination aligns our expertise in technology management with their leadership in the forecourt retail convenience sector. On a personal level, I am excited to join the EG Group leadership team. The opportunity to lead EG Group’s technology solutions and expand on GB3’s success is a superb prospect.”

About EG Group

Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family, United Kingdom based EG Group is a leading petrol forecourt retail convenience operator who has established partnerships with global brands such as ESSO, BP, Shell, Carrefour, Louise Delhaize, SPAR, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Greggs and Subway. The business has an established pedigree of delivering a world class fuel, convenience and food-to-go offer.

The EG Group currently employs over 30,000 colleagues working in circa 5,200 sites across Europe, USA and Australia.EG Group has made a significant commitment to delivering a modern consumer retail offer which exceeds expectations and creates a true ‘one-stop’ retail destination to satisfy multiple consumer missions.

The business is regularly recognised for innovation and investment in convenience retail assets, the employees and the systems. Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa, Founders and co-CEOs, EG Group, were jointly named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK.

Further information at www.eurogarages.com.

EG Group Steps Up Support for ELHT

We’re pleased to announce that ELHT&Me, the official charity for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been selected as a beneficiary of our UK charitable expenditure!

From May 1st, all EG sites local to our home town and headquarters will carry donation buckets and collection boxes as part of an ambitious campaign to raise £300,000 for a fleet of new, state of the art defibrillators that will benefit patients across Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Pendle and Clitheroe.


EG Group’s Commercial Director Ilyas Munshi said: “Our NHS provides excellent and compassionate care to the people of Blackburn and Pennine Lancashire.  EG Group is a local firm, owned and built by a local family and we are proud to be loyal and dedicated supporters of our local hospitals’ charity, ELHT&Me.”

For more information on this and on ELHT&me, please click here.

EG Group Completes Purchase of Woolworth’s Petrol Business in Australia

EG Group today announces the successful completion of the purchase of Woolworth’s Petrol business in Australia.

Following completion of the transaction, Mohsin Issa, Founder and Co-CEO expressed, ‘We are pleased to have turned the page on this exciting new chapter for the EG Group. Australia is a key market in the Asia Pacific region and this acquisition allows the EG Group to establish a solid base for further growth in the region’.

EG Academy Apprentice Programme launches

We are really proud and excited to have launched the EG Academy Apprentice Programme as an Employer Provider here in the UK. We are delivering the Retail Level 2 standard within our Petrol Forecourts to existing colleagues who wish to progress their careers.

The first cohort saw colleagues from our local stores in the north attend a two day workshop to learn all about Safeguarding and Prevent and, on the second day, Business and Brand Reputation. We wish them every success and can’t wait to launch Cohort 2 in the south this week.

EG and IMO team up for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Euro Garages and the Inter Madrassah Organisation (IMO) have teamed up to host a get together at Frontier Park Starbucks. This event will run today – March 8th – from 10am until 2pm.

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is “Balance for Better”, a campaign that runs all year long, not just on March 8th, and encourages greater balance for women in their personal lives, their mental health and their careers, as well as the wider push for true gender balance across the workforce.

Afshan Akhtar, IMO’s Health and Wellbeing Director said, “This International Women’s Day, we are inviting women in Blackburn with Darwen to meet and share a complimentary coffee with us at Starbucks. We aim to discuss with them some of the opportunities available in the area and celebrate successful women. We also want to highlight how we can shape the future for local women and facilitate their own success.”

Ilyas Munshi, Group Commercial Director of EG Group, commented, “We are proud to celebrate and support International Women’s Day. Women play a critical role in  society and such events recognise their contributions.”

Imraan Patel named in The Lawyer Hot 100

Imraan Patel, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at EG Group, is featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2019.

Described as “building up EG Group’s legal department as part of the company’s rapid transformation into a global conglomerate”, Imraan has been named in the In-house Counsel category.


Enormous congratulations to Imraan for this well-deserved recognition.

Edit: Following the above, a wonderful interview with BCL Legal has been published that gives a great deal of insight into Imraan’s career progression and growth – well worth a read. Click here.