Meet WP Group's Senior Management Team



David FairchildDavid Fairchild Biog

Managing Director

Widely acknowledged as one of the leading businessmen in the UK oil distribution industry, with more than 30 years’ experience and a strong focus in giving customers personal attention.

David heads up a group with a £160m annual turnover and 70 employees, having acquired the group’s forerunner, Wessex Petroleum, 12 years ago.

“We are an efficiently-run family business, with motivated and well-trained staff supplying fuel and lubricants to a range of sectors that touch the lives of most of us, from warming your house or office to powering the tractors that bring in the crops which feed your family. We’ve been doing this for more than half a century, and we’re justifiably proud our heritage as well as setting our sights on the future.

“Our fleet of drivers have great local knowledge, and there’s very much the personal touch with deliveries. For us here at WP Group, it’s about forging a long-lasting partnership with customers, whether it is the pensioner down the road, who has been with us for decades and greets the driver with a welcome cuppa, or a water company supplying millions of people across England.”

David can be contacted on 023 8089 7841 or email .


Darren BorrasDarren Borras

Group Commercial Director


With extensive experience in the UK oil industry, Darren brings a combination of corporate management expertise and entrepreneurialism to the independent WP Group, also underscored with the personal touch.

His overriding objective is to position the business as the fuels and lubricants partner of choice to companies in the South in a dynamic market place where there are ever-changing legislative requirements for the use of fuel within industry.

“We are working even more closely with our customers across our eight trading divisions to understand their requirements and provide on-going and high-quality fuel and service solutions throughout their businesses, helping them cut running costs and reduce emissions. It is about a client-for-life ethos based on quality of service and experience for our customers, aligned with attention to detail.”

Previously the UK lubricants manager at Chevron in Canary Wharf, London, for nine years, Darren has generated even more new business for the WP Group since joining full-time in June 2010.

Darren can be contacted on 023 8089 7841 or email .


Melanie NoelMelanie Noel Biog

Fuel Sales Manager


Total solutions is Melanie’s maxim, ensuring customers large and small have all their fuelling requirements fulfilled promptly and professionally.

“We are concentrating on providing what industry wants ­ a partnership approach regarding fuel distribution services, rather than just basing everything on a competitive price.

“The demand is out there for us to advise on changes in fuel technology as well, especially where there are environmental benefits involved, such as reduced emissions.

“Our total solutions philosophy is clearly working as more and more companies are coming on board, buying in our high-quality fuels and benefiting from the follow-on service.”

Melanie has been with the WP Group for six years, having previously being a team leader within a section of Aviva, the insurer. 

Melanie can be contacted on 023 8089 7841 or email .


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