Frontier Park Supports Children in Need

With all elements of the service area now open, Frontier Park hosted it’s Grand Opening last week.

Falling happily on Friday 16th – Children in Need Day 2018 – it was an amazing opportunity for us to show everyone what we’ve got to offer, all while raising money for a very worthwhile cause.

The service area of Frontier Park includes a BP petrol station with a SPAR convenience store, along with a Starbucks drive-thru, KFC drive-thru, Greggs drive-thru, Subway, Krispy Kreme concession and a Totally Wicked retail unit.

Each of our on-site brands did something special for the day, to encourage donations and show off their products, and the day was an enormous success.

Guests of note included the Mayor and Mayoress of Hyndburn, Cllr Mohammad Ayub and his wife Noreen, who were also joined by record-breaking athlete Ron Hill for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Thanks to our generous customers, we raised £750 for Children in Need, a total that will be matched by EG Group to bring the grand total to £1500.

EG Gateway Opens In Wolverhampton

Another incredible filling station and convenience store has been added to EG Group’s UK portfolio.

Located on the Gateway Wolverhampton site, this EG site is the final phase of the Gateway development, which is already home to a Porsche dealership and Costa drive thru.

At the time of the deal earlier this year, David Myers, our Group Property Director – UK and Europe, commented: “We are delighted to have secured this high profile location in close proximity to i54 and the Jaguar Land Rover engine facility. This is a strategic opportunity for EG Group situated to the North of the city centre and continues our rapid growth programme across our core UK market”.

Good luck to everyone who’s joined the team – welcome to EG! We’re sure you’ll do us proud.

M65 EG Services opens with drive thru Greggs

Our newest PFS – complete with Subway and Totally Wicked concessions – has opened right here in Blackburn. And there’s a 24-hour drive-thru Greggs.

Situated on the £100 million 90-acre Frontier Park Development, just off junction six of the M65, some might argue that the station lies more in Hyndburn, but we’re pleased to sit locally either way.

Starbucks and KFC drive-thrus are expected to open in the next week or so, so we’ll keep you updated!

Rivington Services Top User Survey

Transport Focus have conducted their second annual large-scale survey on the experience of visitors to 111 of England’s motorway service areas.

9600 customers were surveyed with regards to overall satisfaction, aspects of visitor experience that contribute to that satisfaction and the effect of a motorway service area break on their mood.

Rivington North and South did exceptionally well, achieving 98 and 97% customer satisfaction respectively.

In terms of overall satisfaction by operator, Euro Garages placed higher than the majority of it’s competitors with an overall score of 97%, with 78% giving the highest possible rating of ‘very satisfied’.

Congratulations to the team and thank you for all of your hard work!

The report can be found here.

May’s Employees of the Month

Congratulations to May’s Employee of the Month Winners!

Fiona, Singing Kettle BP; Salman, Braywick Esso; Kirsty, St Kew Esso; Sylvia, Egremont BP; George, Wimborne Esso; Amer, St Phillips Shell; Eileen, Northgate Shell; Bharat, Fullarton Shell; Shabbir, Colne BP; James, Scotch Corner Esso; Jemma, Mill Farm BP; Diane, Bridge Lane Esso; Megan, Wrexham Road BP; Andrea, Elstree Hill Esso; Ashlee, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Esso; Akash, Thame Esso

Congratulations to Beatriz from Sheepcot, one of last month’s worthy winners!

Hannah, Preston East Starbucks; Kelly, New Brighton Starbucks; Will, Blackburn Cathedral Starbucks; Georgia, Rivington South Starbucks; Rachel, Rivington North Starbucks; Richard, Broadway Starbucks; Tess, Hartlebury Starbucks; Olivia, Honiton Starbucks; Summer, Stonehouse Starbucks; Rachel, Oakhurst Starbucks; Trevor, Bardon Mill Starbucks; James, Consett Starbucks; Angela, Northop Hall Starbucks; Sian, Kinmel Park West Starbucks; Anna, Wylfa Starbucks; Emma, Hellingly Starbucks; Mia, Faversham Starbucks; Jamie, Weyhill West Starbucks; Jessica, Barton Stacey Starbucks; Pamela, Popham Starbucks; Mary, East Horndon Starbucks

Thomas, Hanford Subway; Kerry, Moorland Subway; Ransika, Lowry Subway; Miguel, Circle Subway; Eleanor, Oswestry Subway; Liza, Deeside Subway; Mariana, Elstree Hill Subway; Sabiha, Denham Subway; Kieran, Saltash Subway; Willis, Anchorsholme Subway; Heloise, Warminster Subway; Julie, Greatbridge Subway; MherUn, Braywick Subway; Yam, Shinfield Subway; Cherrelle, Stoneycroft Subway; Steven, Stoneycroft Subway; Maxine, Hessle Road Subway; Lauren, Scotch Corner Subway; Claire, Mackworth Subway; Karim, St Martins Subway; Sam, Sudden Subway; Azeem, Milnrow Subway; Angela, Polkemmet Subway; Nichol, Egremont Subway; Karen, Newtown Subway; Amy, Worksop Subway; Michelle, Ruddington Subway

Suzanne, Formby Greggs; Martyn, Ashton Road Greggs; Catherine, Kirkcaldy Greggs; Charlotte, Kettering East Greggs; Glyn, Monmouth North Greggs

As usual, our Employees of the Month each receive gift vouchers and a hearty congratulations from us.

Remember, if you do win Employee of the Month and would like your photo featured here, then let your Area Manager know and make sure they give us a nudge.

First Look At New Ashby Services

The new Flagstaff Island services were officially opened by Roger Bayliss – Mayor of Ashby-de-la-Zouch – on Friday 8th June, welcoming customers for the first time. Cllr Bayliss cut the ribbon, opening new services include the UK’s second ever drive-thru Gregg’s, as well as Starbucks, KFC and Esso.

Located adjacent to Junction 13 of the A42, just outside Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the new facilities offer motorists a place to rest, relax and refuel. In addition, Flagstaff Services will create around 100 new jobs once fully operational and will be staffed by local people.

Ilyas Munshi, Group Commercial Director at Euro Garages, said: “We are really proud of what we have delivered at Flagstaff Services, in what is an ideal location for roadside services. The opening weekend was a fantastic success and customers were impressed with the facilities on offer and the quality of the development.

“Our strong relationship with leading brands – including Starbucks, Esso and KFC – continues to underpin the attractiveness of Euro Garages’ roadside services offer. We were also thrilled to open the second ever Gregg’s drive-thru, which proved extremely popular with customers.”

A Red Bull Formula 1 racing car was also featured during the opening weekend, along with an Esso blimp, which customers could take photos with.

Martin O’Dwyer, Sales Account Manager at Esso, said: “Having the Red Bull Car at the opening along with the Esso blimp, and being formally opened by the Mayor of Ashby, was extremely exciting and delighted customers who were visiting for the first time.

“We’d encourage all motorists to come and try out Flagstaff services and make use of some of our exciting modern technology such as the Esso App, which lets customers pay for their fuel remotely.”

Jane Wheatley, Site Manager at Flagstaff Services, added: “The opening of Flagstaff Services marks the start of an exciting time for everyone in the Ashby team. We look forward to welcoming and serving our customers and are encouraging people to pop in and see what we have to offer.”