JET Retail UK – a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Phillips 66 – has further strengthened its presence in the North of England with the acquisition of Linden Service Station from owner Yunus Asmal.
The acquisition sees JET take over ownership of the BP branded site in Leeds and brings JET’s company owned network to 11 sites. The Linden site will receive the latest JET forecourt image in the coming weeks.
Mary Wolf, director of JET Retail UK, comments: “Our company-owned network now stands at 11 sites and we are delighted that this latest acquisition is in our heartland of Yorkshire. Yunus and his family have worked incredibly hard to make Linden Service Station the success story that it is today, and we feel honoured that the family has entrusted the future of the site to us as part of our growing network of company-owned sites.”
Asmal adds: “My family has owned Linden Service Station since the mid-1990s and it’s our only remaining forecourt, so it was a big decision to sell up. We originally considered renting the site but when approached with JET’s offer, we all felt it was the right decision for the site and for us as a family.
“JET’s new forecourt image is very impactful, and the brand has a solid reputation in this region so we’re confident that the site will go from strength to strength under JET’s ownership. The site already has a great convenience offering with a SPAR shop, Subway concession, Costa Express and valeting facilities, so having JET as its fuel brand will only serve to build on the site’s customer appeal. I’m sure that JET will have great success with Linden Service Station.”