County show contract for fuels management specialist WP

 7th Jul 2011

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CHEERS: David Fairchild, WP Group’s Managing Director, salutes the contract win with the New Forest & Hampshire County Show.

Regional fuels and lubricants management specialist WP Group has been appointed the official fuels supplier to the New Forest & Hampshire County Show.

The company, headquartered by Fawley Refinery near Southampton, will provide the general fuel requirements for the traditional agricultural event, which dates back to 1920 and is expected to attract nearly 100,000 visitors on July 26-28 at New Park, Brockenhurst.

With a new 7,000-litre mini-tanker, WP will be on site with a team of support advisors to supply compliance expertise.

David Fairchild, Managing Director, WP Group, said: “The New Forest & Hampshire County Show is one of the calendar highlights of the year for Hampshire and we feel honoured to have been awarded the fuel support contract.

“Strict legal compliance to the dispensing of fuel is critical to any public event, and we have won a number of similar contracts in a similar vein across the central south of England from safety-conscious organisers.”

The Show was pleased to appoint WP to be its fuel supplier this year. Denis Dooley, Show Secretary, said: “They were chosen because they are a leading local company who set the highest of standards in their work, which is exactly the sort of service the Show requires.”

WP has matchless experience in providing professional fuel event management, refuelling services, infrastructure, technical expertise and training to leading companies.

Exceeding legislative and environmental requirements, the company operates to the highest standards, investing in the very latest technology and providing innovative solutions.

To find out more about WP Group, please contact 0800 980 6172 or email

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Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

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Freefone: 0800 980 6172
Fax: 023 8089 8876

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