Based in Blackburn, Euro Garages was founded in 2001 by brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa with the acquisition of a single petrol filling station in Bury, Greater Manchester. Since then, Euro Garages has established itself as one of the UK’s fastest growing and most recognisable forecourt operators, with an expanding portfolio of around 360 sites located throughout mainland UK.
Alongside an innovative approach to roadside retail property, Euro Garages has forged high-profile relationships with nationally and globally recognised retail and convenience brands, now operating in excess of 67 Starbucks drive-to and drive-thru restaurants, 50 Burger Kings, 153 Subway sub-stations and 104 Greggs bakeries.
Most recently, a £1.3bn deal saw TDR Capital become a minority shareholder, ensuring that Euro Garages will continue to grow as one of Europe’s leading fuel retailers.
We are committed to providing excellent customer service, good value products and a wide range of facilities, and customers have come to expect high standards from all of our forecourts and retail sites.
Passion for quality, convenience and customer service is at the heart of Euro Garages.
Our vision is to collaboratively engage and work with leading retail brand partners to be able to deliver a world class fuel, convenience, food and drink offer that exceeds the expectations of the modern consumer.
Our values and business ethos closely align with our partner brands:
- Market awareness with active responsiveness to convenience consumer trends and demands.
- Delivering value and results consistently to shareholders, stakeholders and partners.
- Commitment to on-going infrastructure and people investment to build a sustainable business model.
- Supporting local communities with a view to empowering individuals to grow, contribute and succeed.
In 2014, Euro Garages invested £3.2m in the installation of LED lighting on sites throughout the estate. As well as consuming less energy than incandescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lights, LED lights use only 2-17 watts of electricity, which is 25%-80% less energy than standard lighting systems, decreasing cost and impact significantly.
A further £2.6m provided solar panels for over 20% of the EG sites, further reducing our carbon footprint. Additionally, six of our motorway service stations feature rain water harvesting systems, collecting rain water which is then filtered to be used on site.
In 2017, Euro Garages has invested £6m in the installation renewable energy sources across the UK estate. Solar panels have been installed, generating over 1.6 million kilowatts of energy – enough to power 400 homes – across more than a fifth of our forecourts. Over 1,112,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be saved year on year.
Other features of the investment include technologies that use power more economically, like solar thermal systems that can be used to heat up water. reducing water consumption is a key part of Euro Garages’ energy strategy, with efficiency monitoring in place and the use of rain water harvesting where possible.